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Old 04-19-2007, 12:19 AM
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So I have this fish pond in my backyard...

It's got a hard plastic liner, and a waterfall thingie.

The water is really green from algae and the walls and floor of the pond have the green algae slime on them along with anything else that the water touches.

Do I have to clean this crap out by hand or can I put something in there to get rid of it? This pond's water supply is self-contained, I occasionally top it off with my garden hose. If I do have to clean it by hand, I want to know what I can treat the water with to prevent the buildup.

There are fish in it, but I can take them out if necessary.


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Old 04-19-2007, 12:40 AM
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try a bag of barley straw pellets. They work great. You can also try chemicals but beware they are chemicals so dosing to much can be harmful. Generally when using chemicals its beneficial to add some filter floss at the end of the filter output. This will catch all of the very small particles. A 25% waterchange will also help.

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Old 04-19-2007, 05:03 AM
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Hey oh5!
Try putting snails in there,i heard they love to eat up the slime.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:09 AM
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Hey oh5!
Try putting snails in there,i heard they love to eat up the slime.

I have a friend who lost all his snails - a raccoon was eating them .
And he had to put chicken wire over the whole thing cause blue heron would fly in and eat the fish !
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