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#510433 - 08/17/19 03:22 PM Thin gray layer
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Registered: 01/24/19
Posts: 100
Loc: Morton Valley, TX
During the expansion an odd layer of material was found about 3ft deep in one spot. About 6in thick. Oil guy says it looks like drilling mud but doesn't smell like it. No smell at all. Thought maybe ash but there's no charcoal bits. I dissolved a chunk in water and then tested with pool test strips. Slightly higher PH than tap and pond water but otherwise about the same. Vinegar caused it to foam up quite a bit.

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#510458 - 08/18/19 07:02 AM Re: Thin gray layer [Re: ShortCut]
Dave Davidson1 Offline

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 14024
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
No idea
It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

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#510476 - 08/18/19 08:13 PM Re: Thin gray layer [Re: ShortCut]
SWMO 2 Offline

Registered: 05/01/19
Posts: 49
Loc: Missouri
I have absolutely no clue what it is but I would be interested to know when you find out.
bucket stock......anything

#510479 - 08/18/19 08:58 PM Re: Thin gray layer [Re: ShortCut]
Joey Quarry Offline

Registered: 11/04/17
Posts: 143
Loc: Wisconsin
Considering it reacts with vinegar, most likely calcite.
2.5 acres, 87' Deep, Previously a Quarry


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