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Koyfam16 04-13-2015 02:05 PM

Pond fish - comets
I bought a house that came with a pond. I estimate it to be about 400-500 gallons.

In there is about 18 comets, some are quite large at about 5-6".

I am looking to restart this pond from scratch as its in bad shape with green water and lots of sludge. The biomate 800 filter gets clogged quickly and efforts so far have been futile.

I added barley yesterday and it's helping a bit but the little filter can't keep up.

My questions are these:

1. I think the bio load is too much and wanted to sell? Give away? the comets and start over

2. Upgrade the filter to a better one and continue trying to clear up the pond

Any advice is appreciated.


thirty6 04-14-2015 08:32 AM

Pretty cool, make it a saltwater pond!

Koyfam16 04-14-2015 08:40 AM

Lol. That's a thought. Not sure winter will play nice. Lol

Fourevrloud 04-14-2015 09:30 AM

I had the same thing and I upgraded the filter and a uv steralizer and got it back to normal rather quickly

Koyfam16 04-14-2015 10:16 AM

Ok thanks. Was looking at the Laguna series with uv and pump.
In your experience a uv is a must? It's a $100 price difference with and without.

Fourevrloud 04-14-2015 11:23 AM

Yes I did the steralizer last and cleared up a lot of the green alge made a big difference

Fourevrloud 04-14-2015 11:29 AM

My neighbor has a nice pond great filter but was turning green someone told them to put in a uv they did it and no problem since

Koyfam16 04-14-2015 07:32 PM

Nice. Thanks. The Laguna one is like $500. Lol

Fourevrloud 04-14-2015 07:37 PM

Yea they get pricey

bigsink 04-14-2015 08:35 PM

Edge, where are you located?

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