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Desilting wildlife pond

my pond is 5 years old & has built up a fair accumalation of sludge.  The plants still seem to be thriving but will it affect the pond life? Pond is approx 8 x 13 ft. Any advice welcome

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,492
    https://www.pondkeeper.co.uk/blagdon-sludge-buster-2000-gallons/p465

    Weve used it in our wildlife pond with good results and no ill effects. 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,178
    I've also been using it (on Dove's recommendation) for the last year and agree with good results and no ill effects.
    I use it in conjunction with Blagdon Barley extract which I find keeps algae and the like to a minimum - which was also a recommendation from Dove (along with pond snails too)
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