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    Bits in pond

    Hi guys currently experiancing a mass of bits floating around pond..pond clear but for these..cleaning nexus every day and skimmer..5000 gall..13 fish..any ideas..😠



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    Hi and welcome to the forum....

    I think if anyone is going to help you, you might have to be a little more specific.

    Bits of what? Aircraft? Dead x-wife?

    how big are the bits? are they organic? what colour? do they have a texture. smell taste? (well no maybe not taste!). How big are they? How many are they? Do they cluster? Have you done anything to your pond since you last had clear water?

    I'm not the expert at all but i think a little more detail would help those who are.

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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandlin View Post

    Bits of what? Aircraft? Dead x-wife?
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    Almost spat out my Horlicks - hilarious!

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    You silly ber Brandlin......Lol .

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    Hmm .... well I was trying to be helpful whilst maintaining a sense of humour...

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    Aaaah those will be the infamous pond bits. Much smaller in size than sea bits and less salty. VAST however in comparisson to puddle bits. Closer to lake bits but smaller still. Not as eroded as river bits but cleaner than canal bits.

    Do they gyre and gimble in the wabe?

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    I hope he isn't referring to his koi as the bits in the pond!

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    Are we talking fine particles here?

    Unfortunately Nexus filters using static K1 or micro K1 for the mechanical filtration sometimes do let a lot through. There are some mods you could consider to help with this.

    But as a starter for 10 get a glass of pond water and take a picture of it against a plain white background. Then allow it to settle for a few hours and take another picture. If the water remains cloudy and/or green tinged after standing then it's more likely to be algae, if it's gone clear then the problem is 'fines'.

    You can post the pics here for comments too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feline View Post
    Are we talking fine particles here?

    Unfortunately Nexus filters using static K1 or micro K1 for the mechanical filtration sometimes do let a lot through. There are some mods you could consider to help with this.

    But as a starter for 10 get a glass of pond water and take a picture of it against a plain white background. Then allow it to settle for a few hours and take another picture. If the water remains cloudy and/or green tinged after standing then it's more likely to be algae, if it's gone clear then the problem is 'fines'.

    You can post the pics here for comments too

    What would you expect in the glass if its actually x-wife?

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    Pond is gin clear can see bottom drain 6 ft down no prob..these r like pieces off carpet off pond wall..been going for about 4 weeks now..doing water change every day..

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    Blanket weed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewi finn View Post
    Pond is gin clear can see bottom drain 6 ft down no prob..these r like pieces off carpet off pond wall..been going for about 4 weeks now..doing water change every day..
    Could it just be floating Algae? Itís normal in a pond when temps up...Koi munching on the walls disturbing bits, also UV zapping and bunching the algae ...they then float around until filter catches. When you look at your Nexus easy is it covered in Algae bits? If yes thatís a good sign your UV is working well too..

 

 

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