Bubbles forming in my new pond???

pcanJune 17, 2011

Our 5500 gal pond has been running for about a week now. I have added about 10 potted pond plants, 8 hyacinth and a few water lettuce. I have not added fish yet and am expecting some anarchis in the mail soon. This morning I noticed there are now bubbles forming on the surface and under the waterfall. Is this normal, or something I should try to fix before adding fish?

Thanks!

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nancym1956

If the bubbles were forming on the bottom and sides on the liner, I would say it was an oxygen saturation, but on the surface it sounds more like some tanins in the water. Just organics caused by soil leaching into the water, most likely from your plants. It isn't harmful to fish.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 1:44PM
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pcan

Thanks Nancy!

That makes sense, I have added about ten potted plants this week.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 2:00PM
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pcan

Thanks Nancy!

That makes sense, I have added about ten potted plants this week.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 2:38PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I would wait a few weeks for your plants to grow and water to cycle and stabilize before adding fish :)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 1:24PM
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