I've made tea: help!
just started my new pond yesterday. I am so excited. I have a Laguna 900 running into a home made bio filter and a nice bendt liner. The pond is around 800 gallons. The big pump is because I plan to have a few fish.
But one big problem has arisen! I have made tea. I put 3 potted hosta in the bottom of the pond. I read I think on a page here that hosta make pretty underwater plants. And they were very pretty under the water the first day. By the second day I could not see them anymore. I could only see a few inches down. I scooped out some water into a white bowl. Sure enough, the water is perfectly clear, but stained a dark tea color. Drat!
I pulled the 3 hosta back out.
My questions... how do I clear the water without doing a complete water change?
How or what do I pot those host in so I can keep the water from becoming brown? Or skip hosta and get some more common oxygenators? I have heard there are some you can pot in plan sand.