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#515940 - 01/20/20 09:07 PM Soil Test Results Are In, and The Pond Is Filling
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Registered: 04/14/19
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Loc: Lafayette, LA
The results are in for my soil test! I also did a Home Depot water quality test of potentially dubious accuracy (though it had good reviews and the pH matched up withers soil test from the lab). Pond is filling up, so far about 95% rainwater and 5% water well - not intentionally adding more water until the dirt guy finishes up the end closest to the house.

From a water chemistry standpoint, what should I be thinking about for a good fishery and good (safe) swimming?


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#515967 - 01/21/20 10:03 AM Re: Soil Test Results Are In, The Pond Is Filling [Re: Kris B]
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Are you comfortable with the alkalinity test ? Is there much difference (variation) in the dirt in the pond area ?

May need ag lime to get to a 7 pH and more stability. See below.


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#515968 - 01/21/20 10:17 AM Re: Soil Test Results Are In, The Pond Is Filling [Re: Kris B]
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Hey Kris you got any current pictures of your pond?
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#515970 - 01/21/20 11:06 AM Re: Soil Test Results Are In, The Pond Is Filling [Re: Kris B]
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Quote:
Soul Test Results Are In

All ponds go to Heaven.


Edited by esshup (01/21/20 02:26 PM)
Edit Reason: There, fixed it.
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#515980 - 01/21/20 07:34 PM Re: Soil Test Results Are In, The Pond Is Filling [Re: ewest]
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Great stuff! I also downloaded #4100 (Liming). It does seem like I will need to add lime to bring up the pH.

The alkalinity test was a strip test, so not much to it as far as I could tell. The test may have been fine, strip tests just don't categorically seem to have a great reputation for accuracy.


Edited by Kris B (01/21/20 07:40 PM)
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#515981 - 01/21/20 07:36 PM Re: Soil Test Results Are In, The Pond Is Filling [Re: Theo Gallus]
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Oops, wrong forum! grin

Wow, that was quite a typo. Great response though. Thanks!
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#515983 - 01/21/20 08:09 PM Re: Soil Test Results Are In, The Pond Is Filling [Re: Kris B]
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Darn Auto-Corrupt.
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#515986 - 01/21/20 08:39 PM Re: Soil Test Results Are In, The Pond Is Filling [Re: RStringer]
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#516001 - 01/22/20 06:45 AM Re: Soil Test Results Are In, The Pond Is Filling [Re: Kris B]
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Is the presence of Coliform Bacteria cause for concern (or surprise) for my pond? I tried searching old threads but couldn't find much of use except when discussed as a drinking water pond.
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#517077 - 02/20/20 11:21 AM Re: Soil Test Results Are In, The Pond Is Filling [Re: Kris B]
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Bump
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