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05-11-2014 04:58 PM
saltydad
Re: How to clean & maintain your goldfish pond? Using by the pond vaccuum or siphon?

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Originally Posted by coralbandit View Post
How you remove all the crap that can accumulate in ponds is up to you.A net could work very well.Doing "our regular volume waterchanges " in ponds is a little more diffacult then in our aquariums.
Many pond keepers use Potassium Permanganate to deal with the organics that can build up.This is a good link from a kio keeper;
Potassium Permanganate
This link was pulled from the skeptical aquairst Potassium permanganate link(lots of info there also.
I change water in all my tanks,but in certain tanks I am now doing bi weekly/monthly PP treatments to remove organics.The water never looked clearer(which I know has no bearing on quality),but when used with waterchanges I really think I'm getting cleaner water then ever.
Thanks a lot for the link on the use of PP in koi/goldfish ponds. Very interesting stuff. Could you keep us posted on your use of PP in your 'sick' tanks? Thanks.
05-09-2014 04:50 PM
saltydad
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.
05-08-2014 10:42 AM
coralbandit
Re: How to clean & maintain your goldfish pond? Using by the pond vaccuum or siphon?

How you remove all the crap that can accumulate in ponds is up to you.A net could work very well.Doing "our regular volume waterchanges " in ponds is a little more diffacult then in our aquariums.
Many pond keepers use Potassium Permanganate to deal with the organics that can build up.This is a good link from a kio keeper;
Potassium Permanganate
This link was pulled from the skeptical aquairst Potassium permanganate link(lots of info there also.
I change water in all my tanks,but in certain tanks I am now doing bi weekly/monthly PP treatments to remove organics.The water never looked clearer(which I know has no bearing on quality),but when used with waterchanges I really think I'm getting cleaner water then ever.



05-08-2014 01:36 AM
Bumblebeechloe
How to clean & maintain your goldfish pond? Using by the pond vaccuum or siphon?

First time last summer to build my new goldfish pond.

I just don't know what to do with this.... Using by the pond vaccuum or big siphon? Using a net, clean out the surface of the water from dirt & other debris. If not cleaned, the debris will eventually sink down to the bottom of the pond which overtime will cause bacteria to grow in dirty and sand in the rocks/gravels. This will create an unhealthy condition to the fish pond. I don't want to put my goldfishes in the pond. Not yet?

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