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Pond Scum
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CP Minder    Posted 03-20-2003 at 13:33:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We bought a farm in NC with 2-2 acre ponds. One pond has no scum and the other is full of scum. Has anyone ever heard of a certian type of fish that eats pond scum. We were told that there is some kind of Japanese fish?????

TB    Posted 03-23-2003 at 18:26:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I herd of fish that eat alga but they are illegal in Pa. Is there any way to increase the water flow to that pound. It may help.

Darryl (Mo)    Posted 03-21-2003 at 12:19:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember being told that a bale of (I think) alfalfa hay drug through the pond a few times and then left to soak in the water was good for eliminating some kinds of weeds/scum. Has anyone heard anything like this or know if it is really effective?

Ludwig    Posted 03-21-2003 at 12:40:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd heard it was a bale of barley straw.

Sid    Posted 03-21-2003 at 05:36:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ducks and geese seem to help. It is my understanding pond scum is a result of overall pond health so to speak and there is really no magical one stop fixx all. If you have a soil and water conservation department or a coounty extension office that would be a good place to find info about ponds. There are several site on the internet. just do a search for pond building ans maintenance.

What ??    Posted 03-21-2003 at 00:26:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh sorry, I thought you were calling me! LOL

I misunderstood too...    Posted 03-21-2003 at 02:33:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
*I* thought the post was about the French, Germans, and Russians...

Tom A

fredo    Posted 03-21-2003 at 04:00:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i know this beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelongs on common ground board , but you need to add sen byrd,tom dashoe, ted kenndy, and the wimppy gov. from vermont., and maybe some more.

Please...    Posted 03-21-2003 at 04:05:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's wimpy EX-Governor from VT...

We now seem to have a Man in the office...Time will tell...


Randy    Posted 03-20-2003 at 16:18:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Probably thinking of koi, a carp type fish. Usually for pond vegetation you get grass carp. At least that's what they call them here. I think you get them through breeders or the state, they are sterile. And they get BIG!

DeadCarp    Posted 03-20-2003 at 21:03:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can try turning a buncha goldfish in there - they turn into carp when they eat natural. Really.

rhouston you was a gold fish before you died ???    Posted 03-21-2003 at 10:07:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
sorry I feel real bad about flushing you. Hope it didn't hurt or make you dizzy

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