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Old 02-05-2003, 04:08 PM
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I realize this is a vague question considering I don't know the content of
the sediment, circulation times, etc...but...I tracked some mud into the
pond as I was digging yesterday. The water is now orange and cloudy...Do
you have any idea, ballpark figure here, how long it should take for this to
settle out? Will plants help?

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Old 03-05-2003, 02:56 AM
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BV,

I have tipped over pots of lilies, and I routinely add calcium bentonite
clay to the pond and it will usually be clear by the next morning.
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I realize this is a vague question considering I don't know the content of
the sediment, circulation times, etc...but...I tracked some mud into the
pond as I was digging yesterday. The water is now orange and cloudy...Do
you have any idea, ballpark figure here, how long it should take for this

to
settle out? Will plants help?

--
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Old 04-05-2003, 04:57 PM
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BV,

I have tipped over pots of lilies, and I routinely add calcium bentonite
clay to the pond and it will usually be clear by the next morning.
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http://www.geocities.com/richtoybox/pondintro.html


Will that help with very clay-rich soil? My yard is nearly all clay...that
hard, orance, concrete like stuff...

BV.


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Old 05-05-2003, 02:44 AM
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BV,

I think the calcium bentonite, KoiClay, Refine, or TerraPond may help to
clear any residual clay from the water. It is very fine and attaches to a
lot of the stuff in the pond and makes the water really shine.
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BV,

I have tipped over pots of lilies, and I routinely add calcium bentonite
clay to the pond and it will usually be clear by the next morning.
--
RichToyBox
http://www.geocities.com/richtoybox/pondintro.html


Will that help with very clay-rich soil? My yard is nearly all clay...that
hard, orance, concrete like stuff...

BV.




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Old 05-05-2003, 01:08 PM
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RichToyBox wrote:
BV,

I think the calcium bentonite, KoiClay, Refine, or TerraPond may help to
clear any residual clay from the water. It is very fine and attaches to a
lot of the stuff in the pond and makes the water really shine.


I just started to use TerraPond recently. It was amazing to
see the change in the water - it does seem to shine. Now to
get the retro-fit bottom drain working. That might happen
next weekend.

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Old 05-05-2003, 03:44 PM
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Suggested source?

"RichToyBox" wrote in message
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BV,

I think the calcium bentonite, KoiClay, Refine, or TerraPond may help to
clear any residual clay from the water. It is very fine and attaches to a
lot of the stuff in the pond and makes the water really shine.
--
RichToyBox
http://www.geocities.com/richtoybox/pondintro.html


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"RichToyBox" wrote in message
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BV,

I have tipped over pots of lilies, and I routinely add calcium

bentonite
clay to the pond and it will usually be clear by the next morning.
--
RichToyBox
http://www.geocities.com/richtoybox/pondintro.html


Will that help with very clay-rich soil? My yard is nearly all

clay...that
hard, orance, concrete like stuff...

BV.






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Old 05-05-2003, 03:56 PM
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BenignVanilla wrote:
Suggested source?


www koiclay.com





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