how can i clear up the water on my decorative garden ponds?

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how can i clear up the water on my decorative garden ponds?
I just built 2 outdoor decorative garden ponds and they will not clear up. what should i do other than buy a 600$ filter and pump?

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Answer by Dance D
see if there are some kind of tablets that will clear the water.

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5 Responses to how can i clear up the water on my decorative garden ponds?

  1. Alana C

    If you need to clean the ponds you should buy a pool net at wal-mart and it will work wonderfully.It did for me.

  2. thewrangler_sw

    First, I would suggest that you go to a local nursery and ask about this… take some pictures of your ponds along, and perhaps a sample.

    If the problem is weeds, then this product may help – AquaClear. You can find their website at – http://www.killlakeweeds.com/
    (by the way, this a good site to look at… offers descriptions of different types of lake/pond weeds, etc, and guidelines on what works best on them)

    As far as purchasing a pump and filter…. you could use a whole house filter, and any inexpensive pump… buy the parts right off the shelf, and put it together yourself… won’t cost anywhere near $ 600.

    Good Luck

  3. Gordy M

    Use Algea Fix. It works well and wont kill any fish.

    http://futurepet.com/cgi-bin/FULLPRES.exe?PARTNUM=AP169B&OV=103

  4. hearthecatsmeow

    First of all clean any large clumps of algae. then there are several routes you can go. Micro-lift is a very good product and safe for fish and plants. Also, barley bales work great as a natural way to go. Also, you can get catfish and snails to help cut back on the sludge. Also, a shades pond is always cleaner than a sunny one. If you have no shade and cannot provide any buy some lily plants to help shade the pond.

  5. Cydney -

    You could take a more natural approach and try to find some fish that help to clean it out. The website below has some ideas for dif. types of fish.

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