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Subject: Re: GREEN WATER
by steve. on 8/6/2011 12:03:50

How big is your pond and have you got a filter system set up?

I have a small pond which is natural, full of plants and stays crystal clear on its own with no help, the fish seem fine and all water samples come out fine.

I have another small pond with bigger fish and hardly any plants, this always had a filter system running but when it started going green too often I purchased a small UV unit which makes the green algae clump up so it can get caught in the filter.

I am now in the process of building a 3500 gallon pond, this went very very green but once I installed the 55w UV lamp and filter system the water was clear after about a week.

So in my experiance if you can, get a UV lamp running on a filter system to clear your green water problem. But make sure it is the correct size for the pond, if its too small it will not clear the water and if it is too big you will waste money buying it and running it.

I hope this helps a bit