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#491819 - 06/14/18 11:56 AM New Pond Owner
Jlynch Offline


Registered: 04/02/18
Posts: 1
Loc: Ohio
Hello everybody I'm new to this site. I bought a house with a 1/4 acre pond and it looks terrible. I'm told the center of the pond is 14 feet deep. It is stocked with fish but I was looking for a little advice on how to clean up the algae and weeds. I bought some copper sulfate but I have not put any in it yet. I'm not sure how to do it or how much to put in? I was hoping that someone on this site could help me. Thanks in advance.





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#491821 - 06/14/18 12:07 PM Re: New Pond Owner [Re: Jlynch]
DrLuke Offline


Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 321
Loc: Grinnell, IA
Hello Jlynch! And Welcome! I would start your knowledge journey on pond plants here.

I would also dip out some of the weeds and take focused close ups of a spread out/single sample with a white background. We have many experts who visit the forum, along with the rest of us who've learned via the school of hard knocks. We can give you better advice with better information as to the specific 'weed' we are seeing.
My initial two cents is lots of duck weed, but hard to say from that distance.
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#491823 - 06/14/18 12:11 PM Re: New Pond Owner [Re: Jlynch]
DrLuke Offline


Registered: 06/04/15
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Loc: Grinnell, IA
If you have a small boat, I'd do a bottom depth survey as well. You may be surprised to find much less depth than what you were told, given a pond's natural inclination to fill in over time (see 'eutrophication')


Edited by DrLuke (06/14/18 12:11 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling
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#491825 - 06/14/18 12:39 PM Re: New Pond Owner [Re: Jlynch]
CMM Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 602
Loc: West Central MO
Welcome JLynch! That looks like some good potential right there!

Dr Luke writes wisely. And you chose well to get advice before trying to eliminate the nuisance vegetation. If you kill too much at one time, bad things can happen.

Good luck and send in some good, clear pics of what you are tying to reduce in the "weeds" department.
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