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    Can anyone help me please.

    Can anyone please help me, I have had my Koi pond for 5 years and no problems at all. Last year we bought some plants from a garden centre and with a couple of weeks we lost all of our fish within 2 days. I emptied the whole pond power hosed it and started again. I even bought all new gear pump, filter etc. as I did not know what caused it. I then waited 2 months and bought a couple of fish to try and with a week they died too, so again I emptied the whole pond scrubbed it and all the equipment and started again adding all the stuff to get it going again and left it. Last week I was given some fish as they had to be re-homed so stuck them in...... Today they are dead. My wife has noticed these growths on the pond could these be the problem and if so how do I get rid of them as the keep coming back even after a power hosing ! could anyone help mepond2.jpgpond1.jpg please



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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeB View Post
    Can anyone please help me, I have had my Koi pond for 5 years and no problems at all. Last year we bought some plants from a garden centre and with a couple of weeks we lost all of our fish within 2 days. I emptied the whole pond power hosed it and started again. I even bought all new gear pump, filter etc. as I did not know what caused it. I then waited 2 months and bought a couple of fish to try and with a week they died too, so again I emptied the whole pond scrubbed it and all the equipment and started again adding all the stuff to get it going again and left it. Last week I was given some fish as they had to be re-homed so stuck them in...... Today they are dead. My wife has noticed these growths on the pond could these be the problem and if so how do I get rid of them as the keep coming back even after a power hosing ! could anyone help mepond2.jpgpond1.jpg please
    Use potassium permanganate mate leave everything running except uv and start again, its probably worth getting water tested first incase your filters aren't working properly, also make sure your pump it turning water over every hour ish, it's a bit cold to be moving fish too so very difficult to say exactly why this is happening

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    Have you still got the plants in there lol.
    I had a problem with my top pond last year.
    And used a strong dose of PP.
    Still did nt clear it out. So I ended up dumping the plants. Getting new plants and new baskets. I had the dreaded black alge. I had to empty everything out. Fish plants the lot. Dumped the plants. Pressure washed it down. Then I filled back up. Going higher then my levels to make sure I cleaned every thing. Took all my media out of the filters. Then added caustic soda. Circulated that for a full day. Dumped the water. Then filled back up. Then dumped that water. To make sure no chemicals were left in the pond. Then filled back up.
    Added the fish. And touch wood I have not had a problem since lol.
    Do the PP first. Try that . Because believe me. Using caustic soda is drastic action.
    But in my case it worked.
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    Thanks for taking the time to get back to me much appreciated. After your comments I went on youtube and watched a few videos, I'll order some PP and try that. Thanks again for your time / replies.

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    I’m guessing from the pictures you have a preformed fibreglass pond which will only be 18” or so deep, if so personally I’d empty it after the pp treatment and not put fish back until May or June when it’s warmer, the temperature changes overnight will be pretty drastic right now which won’t help

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