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Water level dropped

Post by Bonnie Espenshad » Thu, 15 Jun 2000 04:00:00



I was getting ready to go for my walk this morning and decided to feed
the fish first.  The water level had dropped 4" overnight and this was
during a heavy rain storm.  The water cress and water celery were
spilling out of the veggie filter and touching the ground.  I believe
that they were actually wicking the water out of the filter onto the
ground.  I have refilled the pond and cut back the plants to the top of
the filter.  I'll be watching the water level very closely today!

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Bonnie
NJ

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Water level dropped

Post by James S » Thu, 15 Jun 2000 04:00:00


I have the same problem on occasions, the string algae will build up in a
couple of days (if i don't clean it daily) and stop the flow of water over
my water fall causing the water in the upper pond to over flow the back or
sides. I have got to get out there and raise the sides of the upper pond.
Time is not on my side this summer. Maybe this fall I will have time to
pull the liner and build the sides up. One little over flow the size of a
pencil will lower my pond 3" over night. Lord help me if I ever get a
vacation and have to leave it for more than 2 days. But i don't think i
have much to worry about with my jobs these days.
James S.
http://www.snowhill.com/~wrsjks/

Quote:

> I was getting ready to go for my walk this morning and decided to feed
> the fish first.  The water level had dropped 4" overnight and this was
> during a heavy rain storm.  The water cress and water celery were
> spilling out of the veggie filter and touching the ground.  I believe
> that they were actually wicking the water out of the filter onto the
> ground.  I have refilled the pond and cut back the plants to the top of
> the filter.  I'll be watching the water level very closely today!

> --
> Bonnie
> NJ

> http://www.users.fast.net/~maebe/index.htm

--
James S.
 
 
 

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Post by dr-s.. » Thu, 22 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Now is the season for leaks etc.  PLEASE, if you find your pond more than
25% emptied DO NOT just run cold water into the pond to refill it.... it
may take a lot longer, but if you spray it in, it is more likely to warm up
and you wont cold shock the fish.  
Also, PLEASE get one of those regulators for spraying lawns that let you
select the number of gallons and then turns the water off.  This will
prevent death by chlorine.
PLEASE, add a couple big airstones to the pond.  All those nice oxygenators
and algae and PEA SOUP uses up oxygen at night, and itis the biggest fish
that die from lack of oxygen.
Ingrid
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Post by Bonnie Lee Hil » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Hello,

Quote:

> . . .
> Also, PLEASE get one of those regulators for spraying lawns
> that let you select the number of gallons and then turns the
> water off.  This will prevent death by chlorine.
> . . .

I bought an Automatic Water Shut-Off Meter from Aquatic Eco-
systems. It is part "WMA", and costs $21.75. You can find it
on page 440 of their 2000 catalog. I used this meter to
determine the amount of water in my ponds. I also use it to
add a measured amount of water to my ponds AFTER I have added
the appropriate amount of Amquel. This meter is VERY cheap
insurance.

Bonnie Lee Hill
Dallas, Texas

 
 
 

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Post by Aron-R » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00


I'm in Garland and our tap water chlorine content is up to swimming pool
level.  Combine that with the intense heat we have here and the unshaded
surface area of my pond and......
I actually have to run the Garden hose on a slight trickle 24-7 to maintain
the water level safely.  I once wiped out all my koi and large goldfish by
forgetting to turn the water off when it was on a bit higher and intended to
run only for a few minutes. <sigh>

L.Aron Nelson



Quote:
> Hello,


> > . . .
> > Also, PLEASE get one of those regulators for spraying lawns
> > that let you select the number of gallons and then turns the
> > water off.  This will prevent death by chlorine.
> > . . .

> I bought an Automatic Water Shut-Off Meter from Aquatic Eco-
> systems. It is part "WMA", and costs $21.75. You can find it
> on page 440 of their 2000 catalog. I used this meter to
> determine the amount of water in my ponds. I also use it to
> add a measured amount of water to my ponds AFTER I have added
> the appropriate amount of Amquel. This meter is VERY cheap
> insurance.

> Bonnie Lee Hill
> Dallas, Texas

 
 
 

Water level dropped

Post by dr-s.. » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00


THANK YOU!!!   I been having problems finding the crude ones in garden
stores.  Ingrid


Quote:
>Hello,


>> . . .
>> Also, PLEASE get one of those regulators for spraying lawns
>> that let you select the number of gallons and then turns the
>> water off.  This will prevent death by chlorine.
>> . . .

>I bought an Automatic Water Shut-Off Meter from Aquatic Eco-
>systems. It is part "WMA", and costs $21.75. You can find it
>on page 440 of their 2000 catalog. I used this meter to
>determine the amount of water in my ponds. I also use it to
>add a measured amount of water to my ponds AFTER I have added
>the appropriate amount of Amquel. This meter is VERY cheap
>insurance.

>Bonnie Lee Hill
>Dallas, Texas

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

List Manager: Puregold Goldfish List
for care of goldfish go to http://puregold.aquaria.net/
Solve the problem, dont waste energy finding who's to blame
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~