Gardeners World - Pond Blue Dye

On the last program the newby was building a pond and dropped in some blue dye but I did not catch what it was called

I have just taken 99% of the water and algae out of my pond and replaced a frog and some newts and I want to get the water as clear as possible

I appreciate that the "stuff" in suspension will sink in due course

? Can anyone help please

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,690

    There have been 2 recent threads on this topic over the last week or so. The search facility doesn't really work on this site, but I'm sure you could track them down.
    Do bear in mind that you're dyeing the water a dark colour, so you won't be able to see much more than a few inches under the surface - I'd imagine
    The water will clear by itself quickly if you've got lots of oxygenators to use the nutes in the water

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,177

    Good p[oint

    I have yet to buy the plants which I will in the next few days 

    What is a basic oxygenating plant to restart the pond

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,690

    Hornwort is very good if you can find it, but seems in short supply this year.

    If you have a look at oxygenators on these sites, it'll give you an idea of what to get

    http://www.puddleplants.co.uk/

    https://www.watersidenursery.co.uk/shop/oxygenating-plants.html

    I did buy some from waterside, they all died. Another member on here did order from p/plants and was very happy

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