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Re: Habitat/ponds

Thanks, Noreen!  I think I'll love the pond, too.  I just can't wait until 
spring gets here so I can get to it!  I don't plan to overstock the pond with 
fish.  I just want a few goldifsh.  I'm not going to bother with Koi unless I 
get really good at keeping the pond.  I can't be bothered with anything too 
finicky right now, and from what I've read, Koi need perfect conditions.  

I don't plan to use any chemicals either.  I want the pond to balance 
naturally.  I was going to start it off with Microbelift (beneficial bacteria & 
enzymes).  Do any of you use that product?  If so, what do you think of it?

Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

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

In a message dated 1/26/2004 4:18:22 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
TeichFlora@aol.com writes:
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 
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 
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.....
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

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