I would like to thanks you guys for all the advice in allowing my fish mortality rate to stay below the human average for STL's area. They seem to be happy and doing well as are the plants. I still haven't cleaned the pond out yet as the temps have been pretty dang high here lately. I'm hoping to get started on custruction of my patio and pond addition here before too long so they'll have a nice new home.
On a separate note, happy 4th to all my fellow americans! As a current veteran i know the sacrifices the men and women and their families have and continue to face each day. Keep up the good work so that us yahoos can openly continue the debates about how effective Tads underpants are at filtering "waste". Just like my fishies, i gots more drinking to do!!!