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    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 15th Jul 17, 9:51 AM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 9:51 AM
    Ponds 15th Jul 17 at 9:51 AM
    How to make a pond crystal clear?????
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    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 15th Jul 17, 10:16 AM
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    Have you not started identical threads several times? Why not stick to one, provide feedback on the solutions offered, and you might have the problem sorted.
    You have done the same with your multiple threads on roses, and chicken pellets!
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 15th Jul 17, 11:44 AM
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    that's ok isn't it
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 15th Jul 17, 12:05 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 12:05 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 12:05 PM
    Why not stick to one thread, so we can know what the problems are, what has been suggested (much has), what you have done, what you have not done, what else we can suggest. It means we can help you more.

    Stick to one thread on one subject, until you have an answer.

    For this thread, I'd have to look back at the eight others on your pond to find out what kind of cloudy, what type of pond, what kind of fish.... What has been suggested. I'd have to assume you had tried what had been suggested, and guess it hadn't worked, as you almost ndver tell us.

    Same with your long list of threads on roses, blackspot, feeding bloodmeal.... It's difficult to help, especially when new threads spring up, without knowing if you've done what was ladt recommended.

    We do love to help, we really do. But, it helps to have all the information in one thread per subject.

    This is a bad year, too warm, too dry. It will clear as the weather cools...
    • Apodemus
    • By Apodemus 20th Jul 17, 7:45 AM
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    If your pond was crystal clear, then it would be a dead life-less place and there would be something far wrong with it. T'aint natural!
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 20th Jul 17, 2:38 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 2:38 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 2:38 PM
    Just used a product recommended to me called Pond Clear by Nishikoi. Its cleared the pond in 2 days!


    amazing stuff
    • Apodemus
    • By Apodemus 20th Jul 17, 10:09 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 10:09 PM
    If your pond was crystal clear, then it would be a dead life-less place and there would be something far wrong with it. T'aint natural!
    Originally posted by Apodemus
    Just used a product recommended to me called Pond Clear by Nishikoi. Its cleared the pond in 2 days!


    amazing stuff
    Originally posted by JEN22
    Don't suppose you thought of looking up its toxicity?

    Aquatic Ecotoxicity
    All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
    Organism Group Effects Noted
    Annelida Growth, Mortality
    AquaticPlants Mortality
    Fish Accumulation, Behavior, Histology, Mortality
    Insects Mortality
    Molluscs Growth, Mortality
    Phytoplankton Accumulation, Biochemistry, Physiology, Population
    Zooplankton Mortality

    But that's ok, you've got crystal clear water...
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 21st Jul 17, 12:00 AM
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    Never, ever use chemicals, a good biological filter, and uv lamp will keep any pond crystal clear, do you have fish ?
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 21st Jul 17, 12:41 AM
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    Well while we are on the subject of ponds - I have a tiny one. I was hoping for frogs and newts but none have yet appeared. I do the odd damsel fly and water snails but also have that slimy stuff that I think is called blanket weed. Is there any way of destroying it without harming the marsh marigold or the water lily? And of course any pond life.
    • Apodemus
    • By Apodemus 21st Jul 17, 6:19 AM
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    Well while we are on the subject of ponds - I have a tiny one. I was hoping for frogs and newts but none have yet appeared. I do the odd damsel fly and water snails but also have that slimy stuff that I think is called blanket weed. Is there any way of destroying it without harming the marsh marigold or the water lily? And of course any pond life.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    It takes a few years for an ecosystem to settle down and for the frogs etc to arrive (if they are in the neighbourhood). I get plenty of newts in my (damp) log-pile and the odd toad in corners of the garden, but never seen them anywhere near my "pond". They may be using it unseen, or may prefer somewhere else.

    If your pond is tiny, just use your fingers to rake out the weed, but leave it on the edge of the pond for a few days for anything to crawl back into the water.
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 21st Jul 17, 10:45 AM
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    Yes I have Koy and goldfish. All very happy. Its nice to see them now the waters clear and the algae has gone


    Pond Clear was recommended by my aquatics centre
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 21st Jul 17, 11:25 AM
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    I'm sure it was.

    Those things are only ever a temporary fix; unless you get the underlying issue resolved, the problem will return.
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