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Old 07-07-2004, 10:04 PM
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Hi, new to this newsgroup. I have a pond 12x7 ft. approx
950gal. in about 85-90% sunlight during
the day. About 1/3 of pond surface is covered with
water lilies trying to get more, but this is a new pond,
about 3wks. old. During the day, there is a lot of
sediment, light brown stuff floating on the
surface and clings to plants and other stuff. But through the night and in
early moring when
you look at the pond, there is nothing there,nice and
clear. Any solutions for this until i get
more plant growth on the surface? Thanks in
advance.....................................




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Old 07-07-2004, 11:04 PM
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Hello Paul,

I too have some dark brownish sediment floating on top of the pond...
I still haven't found an installer
for the skimmer
I think it comes from the tetra in pond filter that my waterfall pump
sits in - but not sure. It really looks awful, though.
Hope we get an answer.

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Paul" wrote in message
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Hi, new to this newsgroup. I have a pond 12x7 ft. approx
950gal. in about 85-90% sunlight during
the day. About 1/3 of pond surface is covered with
water lilies trying to get more, but this is a new pond,
about 3wks. old. During the day, there is a lot of
sediment, light brown stuff floating on the
surface and clings to plants and other stuff. But through the night and

in
early moring when
you look at the pond, there is nothing there,nice

and
clear. Any solutions for this until i get
more plant growth on the surface? Thanks in
advance.....................................





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Old 08-07-2004, 03:02 AM
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Install a skimmer to skim it off the surface during the day and a bottom
drain to catch it when it settles at night, and then run it through the
filter to try to catch as much before it returns to the pond. It is a form
of algae that gets active in the sunlight, and settles down in the dark. It
should be able to be killed with UV, but if it is not going through the UV
then it won't be affected.
--
RichToyBox
http://www.geocities.com/richtoybox/pondintro.html.
"Paul" wrote in message
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Hi, new to this newsgroup. I have a pond 12x7 ft. approx
950gal. in about 85-90% sunlight during
the day. About 1/3 of pond surface is covered with
water lilies trying to get more, but this is a new pond,
about 3wks. old. During the day, there is a lot of
sediment, light brown stuff floating on the
surface and clings to plants and other stuff. But through the night and

in
early moring when
you look at the pond, there is nothing there,nice

and
clear. Any solutions for this until i get
more plant growth on the surface? Thanks in
advance.....................................





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Old 08-07-2004, 05:03 AM
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Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain is an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"RichToyBox" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s54...
Install a skimmer to skim it off the surface during the day and a bottom
drain to catch it when it settles at night, and then run it through the
filter to try to catch as much before it returns to the pond. It is a

form
of algae that gets active in the sunlight, and settles down in the dark.

It
should be able to be killed with UV, but if it is not going through the UV
then it won't be affected.
--
RichToyBox
http://www.geocities.com/richtoybox/pondintro.html.
"Paul" wrote in message
...
Hi, new to this newsgroup. I have a pond 12x7 ft.

approx
950gal. in about 85-90% sunlight during
the day. About 1/3 of pond surface is covered with
water lilies trying to get more, but this is a new pond,
about 3wks. old. During the day, there is a lot of
sediment, light brown stuff floating on the
surface and clings to plants and other stuff. But through the night and

in
early moring when
you look at the pond, there is nothing there,nice

and
clear. Any solutions for this until i get
more plant growth on the surface? Thanks in
advance.....................................







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Old 08-07-2004, 02:02 PM
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"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain is an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra


Just a suggestion, but have you contacted any pool installers? Perhaps one in
your area could assist you.




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Old 08-07-2004, 10:02 PM
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Well to be honest - No, I haven't called any of the pond installers.
Actually
I never even thought of them - -
So .. this is on my list of "To Do" things.
Thanks for bringing it to the fore, George!

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

" George" wrote in message
.. .

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in

the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain is

an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra


Just a suggestion, but have you contacted any pool installers? Perhaps

one in
your area could assist you.




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Old 09-07-2004, 12:03 AM
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"Nedra" wrote in message
k.net...
Well to be honest - No, I haven't called any of the pond installers.
Actually
I never even thought of them - -
So .. this is on my list of "To Do" things.
Thanks for bringing it to the fore, George!

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118


You can try them as well, if there are any around, but I believe my suggestion
was to call pool installers.

" George" wrote in message
.. .

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in

the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain is

an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra


Just a suggestion, but have you contacted any pool installers? Perhaps

one in
your area could assist you.






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Old 09-07-2004, 03:02 AM
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Thanks for correcting me! I did think 'pond' installers ....
I'll go to the yellow pages in the morning and get names.
Again, thanks.

Nedra

" George" wrote in message
...

"Nedra" wrote in message
k.net...
Well to be honest - No, I haven't called any of the pond installers.
Actually
I never even thought of them - -
So .. this is on my list of "To Do" things.
Thanks for bringing it to the fore, George!

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118


You can try them as well, if there are any around, but I believe my

suggestion
was to call pool installers.

" George" wrote in message
.. .

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I

mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in

the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain

is
an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra

Just a suggestion, but have you contacted any pool installers? Perhaps

one in
your area could assist you.








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"Nedra" wrote in message
link.net...
Thanks for correcting me! I did think 'pond' installers ....
I'll go to the yellow pages in the morning and get names.
Again, thanks.

Nedra


You bet!

" George" wrote in message
...

"Nedra" wrote in message
k.net...
Well to be honest - No, I haven't called any of the pond installers.
Actually
I never even thought of them - -
So .. this is on my list of "To Do" things.
Thanks for bringing it to the fore, George!

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118


You can try them as well, if there are any around, but I believe my

suggestion
was to call pool installers.

" George" wrote in message
.. .

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I

mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in
the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain

is
an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra

Just a suggestion, but have you contacted any pool installers? Perhaps
one in
your area could assist you.










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Old 14-07-2004, 05:04 PM
Nedra
 
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Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain is an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"RichToyBox" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s54...
Install a skimmer to skim it off the surface during the day and a bottom
drain to catch it when it settles at night, and then run it through the
filter to try to catch as much before it returns to the pond. It is a

form
of algae that gets active in the sunlight, and settles down in the dark.

It
should be able to be killed with UV, but if it is not going through the UV
then it won't be affected.
--
RichToyBox
http://www.geocities.com/richtoybox/pondintro.html.
"Paul" wrote in message
...
Hi, new to this newsgroup. I have a pond 12x7 ft.

approx
950gal. in about 85-90% sunlight during
the day. About 1/3 of pond surface is covered with
water lilies trying to get more, but this is a new pond,
about 3wks. old. During the day, there is a lot of
sediment, light brown stuff floating on the
surface and clings to plants and other stuff. But through the night and

in
early moring when
you look at the pond, there is nothing there,nice

and
clear. Any solutions for this until i get
more plant growth on the surface? Thanks in
advance.....................................









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"Nedra" wrote in message
k.net...
Well to be honest - No, I haven't called any of the pond installers.
Actually
I never even thought of them - -
So .. this is on my list of "To Do" things.
Thanks for bringing it to the fore, George!

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118


You can try them as well, if there are any around, but I believe my suggestion
was to call pool installers.

" George" wrote in message
.. .

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in

the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain is

an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra


Just a suggestion, but have you contacted any pool installers? Perhaps

one in
your area could assist you.






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Old 14-07-2004, 11:07 PM
Nedra
 
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Well to be honest - No, I haven't called any of the pond installers.
Actually
I never even thought of them - -
So .. this is on my list of "To Do" things.
Thanks for bringing it to the fore, George!

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

" George" wrote in message
.. .

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in

the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain is

an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra


Just a suggestion, but have you contacted any pool installers? Perhaps

one in
your area could assist you.




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"Nedra" wrote in message
link.net...
Thanks for correcting me! I did think 'pond' installers ....
I'll go to the yellow pages in the morning and get names.
Again, thanks.

Nedra


You bet!

" George" wrote in message
...

"Nedra" wrote in message
k.net...
Well to be honest - No, I haven't called any of the pond installers.
Actually
I never even thought of them - -
So .. this is on my list of "To Do" things.
Thanks for bringing it to the fore, George!

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118


You can try them as well, if there are any around, but I believe my

suggestion
was to call pool installers.

" George" wrote in message
.. .

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Rich, Thanks for the advice, But I can't find anyone - and I

mean
Anyone -
to install the skimmer and the bottom drain. They are both sitting in
the
garage ... Uninstalled!
Anyone live near St. Louis who would like to be paid to install these
two pieces of equipment? The skimmer is a Savio and the bottom drain

is
an
in pond Tetra.

Nedra

Just a suggestion, but have you contacted any pool installers? Perhaps
one in
your area could assist you.












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