I have a question, Has any one ever used the foam thats simular to the stuff you would find in couch cushion in a bio filter ?
A friend of mine said it would be toxic but she said thats if you burn it. The foam is very porous and I figured it would be a great place for benificial bacteria to live.
Also another question Has anyone every used septic tank bacteria and enzymes in a pond? Someone told me it would work and it would eat the debris off the bottom of the pond the leaves I cant get to.
We're having a rare rainy morning here in Aurora, CO. When I woke up this morning, it was not yet raining at our house, but as I was in the bathroom performing my morning routine, I heard the drops begin to fall.
So on my way out of the bathroom, as I do most mornings, I paused to look out the window and down at the koi pond.
Then I had to laugh.
You see, the fishies were all clustered in the section of the shallow end of the pond where "food falls from the sky," (i.e., we feed them), performing the Feed The Starving Fishies Dance. Well, after all, something was falling from the sky, and since mostly what falls from the sky is food, well...they were just sure that if they swam around enthusiastically enough, eventually there would be food...
Poor disappointed little fishies!
So i was thinking of getting a large pot and placing a water tolerant species of willow in it and placing it in my pond. now i know some disadvantages would be, its going to be/get heavy, it will become root bound, the leaves will cause mild pollution to the pond.
I think it could also help in removing nutrients from the pond, it would look STUNNING, and i own a pool so trust me when i say I'm willing to do daily skimmings. I figure I'd ask these questions now before I'm done digging so i can make accommodations as needed.
I have a question, how much electricity does it take to kill off everything in the pond? I was getting out some leaves and when I stuck my hand in the water it shocked me pretty good like sticking your finger in a light socket. I unpluged the de-icer and pull it out of the water the element is all cracked open and exposed. Does any one know what could cause that to happen ? The pond is green and theres stray cats so if they floated to the top they would have got eaten and I wouldnt know I havent been home for a week. Hope all my fish didnt die thank you for any advice