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#510487 - 08/19/19 12:30 AM Re: Muck Eating Bacteria Experiment [Re: Bob VanOrman]
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Registered: 12/19/14
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Loc: lake co calif
I'm using a multi pronged approach I take a trash pump and send the discharge to a pool about 35 feet above the pond and I take the intake with a flexible hose on it and suck up the muck off the bottom.I then let it settle and drain the clear water to my bait fish pond. I also added aeration last year. I will see how good it works.diving down I can feel holes and troughs were I pumped the water down. So it is letting some aerated water get down to the bottom at least for a short time. I can feel the softened areas when I dredge afterwards. Long slow process but I don't have to drain the pond down and kill my fish.

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#510489 - 08/19/19 06:11 AM Re: Muck Eating Bacteria Experiment [Re: Bob VanOrman]
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It will be slow but should work out.
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