Follow-up to pond oil spil disaster
First, thanks to everyone for the advice. I'm trying the newspaper tomorrow to see if I can get the rest of the oil off. I have been overflowing the pond since Monday, have changed the waterfall pads and lava rocks twice and there is still oil there. Amazing how hard it is to get out. I'm sure it's motor oil and not mineral-I can smell it.
I have used two new filter pads which cost 50.00 and wonder if I can safely flush with water then maybe soak in a bit of Dawn detergent and flush again to enable me to reuse them. After just a day each they are filled with oil. Same with the lava rock although it's cheaper than the pads.
So far all the fish are alive. I'm sure I have done an entire water change and the water is crystal--except for the slick on top :(
What do you think?