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Re: Habitat/ponds


Thanks for the advice, Noreen!  I'll let you guys know how it goes this 
summer.

Eva
Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

"We don't do enough to exploit renewable energy resources."
Me

In a message dated 1/27/2004 12:07:37 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
TeichFlora@aol.com writes:
I don't use chemicals either, and haven't used that particular brand, but 
have used others when first starting a biofilter.  It works fine in 
jumpstarting 
the pond in the balance process.  Have been told that one should use it each 
spring when restarting the biofilter, but found that once you have a balanced 
pond, this is not necessary, since the pond naturally contains the beneficial 
bacteria........unless you refill the pond fresh, then it would probably be 
necessary.   Biggest mistake people make, as Donna mentioned, is doing 
complete 
water changes, or thoroughly cleaning the pond....thus getting rid of every 
bit 
of beneficial bacteria, and having to start all over again.  Even using the 
microbelift, be patient.

Noreen
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

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