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#1 malbone

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:32 AM

Is this possible - pond is in at least half sun - I feed em once a week - 3500lts and lowly stocked with Pygmy Perch and tadpoles in summer - no filter just a pump stirring up the surface - I use a yard broom to wind it up but it goes mad ah - any suggestions???  thanks mal


Edited by malbone, 05 June 2014 - 09:15 AM.


#2 Bombshocked

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:58 AM

maybe have a look at that splosht stuff?

 

http://www.splosht.com.au/

 

ive never used it but i looked at a packet of it seems legit



#3 werdna

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:09 AM

I threw in a gibbiceps during summer, cleaned it right up!



#4 malawiman85

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:00 PM

I would say plant it heavily but my pond is chockers full of plants and has exploded with hair algae. There have been a couple similar threads on here over the years about hair algae.

#5 MattB

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

Most rainbows will eat algae, I can't remember the exact one but there was defo a mention one type eating hair algae worth looking into




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