Reefer, Plants and Ponds
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Re: How to clean & maintain your goldfish pond? Using by the pond vaccuum or siphon?
I have a 1000 gal. goldfish
and koi pond. One, the use of plants helps tremendously in keeping the water clean as they utilize the excess nutrients. I have water lilies and iris, and they are hardy if you're in a cold location (I'm in Maryland). Second, I use an Oasis pond vacuum each spring. It allows me to do a good cleanup of my rock-bottomed pond, and also a water change. Ain't cheap, but well worth it. You don't say how the water is turned over. I have a surface skimmer box, where my Aquascape pump pumps the water up to a waterfall and down a 6' stream into the pond. I do find I still have to remove some leaves, etc,. even though a bad 2 experiences with a great blue heron resulted in my leaving my netting up year-round. Good Luck.
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Last edited by saltydad; 05-11-2014 at 04:42 PM.