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Bubbles forming in my new pond???

Posted by pcan 6b UT (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 17, 11 at 10:55

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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RE: Bubbles forming in my new pond???

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.


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RE: Bubbles forming in my new pond???

Thanks Nancy!

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


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Thanks Nancy!

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


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RE: Bubbles forming in my new pond???

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


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