Anyone have a Fish Pond? advice needed

Welcome to the General Discussion area where just about anything goes! This area is designed to discuss all matters and does not necessarily have to be Transformers related. Please keep topics relevant.

Anyone have a Fish Pond? advice needed

Postby Swindle01 » Fri May 25, 2012 9:53 am

I built a fish pond for my wifes birthday about 4 weeks ago and already the pond has gone merky at the bottom.

We cant use a pump+filter as we dont have an outside socket anywere and the pond is at the very bottom of the garden. We have afew koi and afew goldfish in it etc.

Ive tried to use 'Clear Water' which is ment to make the water look more clear and ive also got loads of water plants in there + some ramhorns snails and standard normal water snails

How amd i ment to get rid of the fish poo tho? whats the best thing i can use to help me get rid of this fish muck and make the water look alittle clearer but without having to resort to a pump+filter which we cant really use

i know you can some fish tank gravel cleaners (basically a long tube with a chamber on the end) which works well for fish tanks to collect the poo from the water...but will this work on a small fish pond?

Im just really confused with this because when i was a child my mother had a pond and she never used any pumps+filters+chemicals or plants and the water was always clear and the fish always seemed ok

Any pond advice would be good
Swindle01
Combiner
Posts: 483
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:30 am

Re: Anyone have a Fish Pond? advice needed

Postby Jesterhead » Sat May 26, 2012 12:53 pm

Motto: "We'll die just as we lived: In midnight clad. Ave dominus nox."
Weapon: Gyro-Inhibitor Shell Launcher
I'd suggest taking a water sample to your local pet store and getting the water tested before adding any chemicals. Most reputable store will test your water for free. Get them to check ammonia, nitrates/nitrites, and PH levels.

What did you use to treat the water before stocking the pond?

I'm more of an aquarium guy, but the basics should be the same. Though, we did have live pond with breeding fish in the house I grew up in.
Image
User avatar
Jesterhead
Gestalt Team Leader
Posts: 950
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:00 am
Location: C:\Windows\System32
Watch Jesterhead on YouTube
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 9
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 1
Firepower: 8
Skill: 5


Return to General Discussion

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Ending Soon On eBay

Transformers Dotm SHOCKWAVE Complete Voyager Dark Side Of The Moon Figure - Time Remaining: 24 days 18 hours 57 minutes 24 seconds
KRE-O-O Transformers Stealth Bumblebee 256 pieces - Time Remaining: 3 days 19 hours 28 minutes
2005 Hasbro Transformers Botcon Buzzclaw 100% Complete Action Figure - Time Remaining: 11 days 14 hours 28 minutes 41 seconds
New Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Samurai Team : G02 G-02 'JINBU' USA Seller - Time Remaining: 4 days 2 hours 59 minutes 12 seconds
Hasbro Transformers Age Of Extinction Optimus Prime Blade Strike 5" Inch Figure - Time Remaining: 4 days 6 hours 44 minutes 7 seconds
Transformers Hasbro Generations Rattrap Dreadwing Waspinator MOSC - Time Remaining: 2 days 8 hours 34 seconds
Power Attackers SMASH AND SLASH SLUG Transformers Age of Extinction AOE New - Time Remaining: 1 day 12 hours 46 minutes 57 seconds
Transformers 3 Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime and Shockwave Mechtech Hasbro - Time Remaining: 3 days 17 hours 36 minutes 27 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #156 - Gestalt Theory
Twincast / Podcast #156:
"Gestalt Theory"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2016