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Re: Re: Habitat/ponds


Noreen- or anyone...

How do you add more oxygen to the pond without some kind of circulation?
I would think your area (heat) would cause more of a problem than here.
Just curious, doubt I would change my set up as I enjoy hearing the
water via the falls.


Donna

----- Original Message -----
From: TeichFlora@aol.com
Sent: 1/26/2004 6:17:08 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Habitat/ponds

> Eva, congratulations on the pond...you will LOVE it.  LOL, I'm not the least 
> surprised by what you were told.....it's retail after all.   Number one reason 
> for pea soup water is fish overload.  Ponds are really easy to keep balanced 
> as long as you don't over do the fish.   By the way, another retail 
> gimmick...you have to have a pump or it will be a stagnant water hole.  Not true, if 
> there is balance, then you can have the clearest nicest pond even without a pond 
> and filter.   Be patient though, either way...with a new pond, it takes a 
> little bit of time to get it balanced, many people end up with a green pond for a 
> few days in the beginning before it gets balanced out.  This is usually when 
> the retailers will try even harder to sell you UV filters, chemicals, etc.  
> Just be patient.....
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> 
> In a message dated 1/25/2004 10:41:20 PM Central Standard Time, 
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Thanks, Donna.  I think I will like it too, though, my big fear is that I am 
> going to do something wrong or not achieve the right balance and end up with 
> a 
> huge algae pea soup mess!  
> 
> I chose not to go with the supposedly foolproof professional skimmer setup 
> because I wanted a pond that was as energy efficient as I could make it.  And 
> of 
> course all of the "pond experts" in the nurseries all claim that you HAVE to 
> have a skimmer and HAVE to have a filter with UV or else you will never have 
> a 
> pond that will support any kind of life except algae.  I want to prove them 
> wrong.  
> 
> My pond will not be a stagnant water hole.  I do have a pump, which will be 
> connected to a biofilter and the water will be directed over rocks for a 
> small 
> waterfall.  I bought the most energy efficient pump I could find.  It doesn't 
> pump 10 million gallons per hour, but by my calculations, it should be 
> sufficient for the size of my pond to circulate the water reasonably well.  
> Oh well, 
> we shall see.
> 
> Eva
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 6/7
> 
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