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I have a one acre-foot pond and have determined I need to apply 150 lbs of Alum. I have a 200 gallon tank in which to dissolve the alum and spray it on the pond.

How many lbs of alum should I try to dissolve in the tank before application? Can I go as high as 50 lbs at a time?

Note I am off grid and will be using the pond water to mix with the alum.

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You could dump it all in at once, but you would need to keep it agitated while you exchanged water in the tank to spray it out. i.e. 2 gasoline powered pumps.

Watch the pH of the water in the pond. Too much of a pH change could kill the fish.

What is your alkalinity and hardness of the water?


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I have very limited resources. 1 pump. 1 tank and a pond. I need to mix it, them pump it to the pond. No other options.
No fish to worry about. It is a pond for swimming, and I will pay attention to ph afterwards.

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Originally Posted by Humminbird Cente
I have very limited resources. 1 pump. 1 tank and a pond. I need to mix it, them pump it to the pond. No other options.
No fish to worry about. It is a pond for swimming, and I will pay attention to ph afterwards.

Then I'd still put the 150 pounds in the tank, pump in the water. Stir, until it becomes a saturated solution and pump off the top, not sucking up any sediment. Keep repeating until the sediment is all dissolved.

Spray the dissolved alum over as much of the pond surface as possible every time you pump out of the tank.


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Thanks for the advice!! I will give it a go soon.

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Please come back afterwards and let us know how the process went and how many pounds you needed to achieve your goal.


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I plan on documenting the process with pictures, and posting them here. It will probably be a week or two before I start. Still waiting on the pond to fill up after draining it to clear dirty water. Here is what it looks like now.

[img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1th4PIj8qvFCPphnWnYWArGcouuOwJhUe/view?usp=sharing[/img]

So much for the "Insert Image Link" functionality!

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Originally Posted by Humminbird Cente
I plan on documenting the process with pictures, and posting them here. It will probably be a week or two before I start. Still waiting on the pond to fill up after draining it to clear dirty water. Here is what it looks like now.

[img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1th4PIj8qvFCPphnWnYWArGcouuOwJhUe/view?usp=sharing[/img]

So much for the "Insert Image Link" functionality!

The link worked for me. If you want to insert a picture I am pretty sure it has to end with .jpg for it to work correctly.


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