> to wait two more weeks before I start the waterfall and pump from my first pond. By then the
> water should have cycled.
> Probably add additional plants next weekend and get the waterfall stream ready to go.
Yeah... I think many new pond owners... I was one :-( .... don't
understand about letting the water cycle. Even if it isn't chlorinated
or chloraminated it still has to develop a bacterial colony to be able
to cope with the fish wastes. I used roofing liner in my pond last
summer... I did lose 4 feeders, but it was because I added too many too
soon, not because of the liner. Once I waited a proper time and kept an
eye on the water quality until it stablized I was able to add more fish.
The original stocking rate was 12 fish (fantails and comets) for 850
gallons. They immediately set up housekeeping and this year I have
fifty or so... and need a new pond since they are laying eggs like no
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