what happened?????

kashka_kat(z4 WI)June 15, 2013

Pond was looking good - was happy last fallw when pea soup changed into nice furry coating of string algae and clearer water. Spring-same. Waiting til july to get install new equipment and put in fish. No time now. But then. Acccidentally poured in dechlor w ammonia neutralizerthinkinv it was mineral supplement for plants. Freaked thinking it would mess up nitrify cycle and chamged out half water . Now week later string algae dyingand disintegrating lots of debris particles. What did i do??? Am i basicly at beginning again with cycling of my pond?? My 1st inclination is always to empty pond and start over but this time i want to understand what happenedfirst.

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annedickinson

I don't know what you did, but please don't empy pond and start over.

I have a friend who is always emptying pond and staring over and it is a mess.

Wait for those who know to respond. If they say to empy pond and start over, do it. Chances are things just need to cycle through again.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 7:06PM
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kashka_kat(z4 WI)

Thanks I guess at this point I just would like to know if applying ammonoa neutralizer would have messed up my nitrification. It was a lot -adose big enuf to treat 500 gal in a 800 gal pond. Or was it doing the 50,% water change. Or both. I thought I understood the cycling process but I guess I don't. Can the fish less cycling process be applied to ponds?

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 9:32PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

I think I will stick with Ammoblock. Its slow but no shock to fish or water.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 3:55AM
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