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    is this the right kind of weed ??

    Good morning all,

    I knew I had some weed growth but it was not until last night under some coloured spot lights that I could see / really notice the weed that has grown on the sides of the pond, the artificial light aided me to take some pictures to view as attached, now my weed "experience" is low so I ask in anticipation is this the good velvet weed or a bad weed growth? phosphates are 2 out of the tap and remain at 2 in the pond, the walls are definitely getting a good coverage now as is the bottom.... what do you think ? the fish certainly like munching on it....
    Pic 3 shows my temporary fish jumping mats, as you know we lost a lovely Purachina and nearly another so have these rubber children play mats running from wide side of the pond to the other with 2 x 2m long spirit levels running along and over the glass as weights, the flap at the front is actually suspended over the water by a good ft from the glass edge so any fish jumping will flex the mat edge and plop back in, judging by the water we sometimes see on the matting it looks like fish are still jumping very close the to the edge so until I can think of something a little more pretty this will do for the time being..... Steve.


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    Hi Steve. That looks like a normal part of the maturing process to me mate.

    If you are about at the weekend I will try to pop over for a little looksy at your pond mate. Seen the pictures and it looks great but always better in person

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    Thought the right weed is ment to have a bit bigger leaf like

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    Looks perfectly healthy to me. Welcome to your new biofilm

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Craig- View Post
    Hi Steve. That looks like a normal part of the maturing process to me mate.

    If you are about at the weekend I will try to pop over for a little looksy at your pond mate. Seen the pictures and it looks great but always better in person
    Hi Craig,

    yes mate I am around Saturday between 11 and 3pm - let me know if you can, it will be good to catch up, cheers Steve..

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    I ask in anticipation is this the good velvet weed or a bad weed growth?
    Looks just like the weed that's all around the walls and base of my pond. And my Koi love munching on it as well. Especially while I am not feeding (water issue) they have taken a real shine to it and nearly cleared the lot!!

    I'm now thinking this is nice & easy way to clear the pond walls and floor every now and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    Looks just like the weed that's all around the walls and base of my pond. And my Koi love munching on it as well. Especially while I am not feeding (water issue) they have taken a real shine to it and nearly cleared the lot!!

    I'm now thinking this is nice & easy way to clear the pond walls and floor every now and again.
    Hi Gray, yes the same thoughts lol, fish are not eating so much food as full of weed !

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