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I have three fish - one toad - two frogs - oxygenating weed - a water lily - a filter pump with a small fountain.

Everything seems to like it but the water looks like pea soup, I have tried cleaning it out completely and used barley extract, don't know what else to do.image

Any suggestions welcome




  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,999

    An ultraviolet light. Usually they come as part of a pond pump set up. Not cheap but they do work.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 249

    My pond gets like this early on in year when the pond plants haven't grown enough to cover a fair bit of the pond, right now the water lily is covering at least 2/3 and the water is clear. If you haven't room for more plants in the pond maybe put in some surrounding it that would give bit of shade?? I've got a marsh marigold, and a few marginals swell and it's only a small square metre pond. I have tried barley straw and liquid and they didn't work. clearing out dead foliage helps too.

  • Thanks will try image

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