Help clearing up pond

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I am at the owner of my companies house and he has pond he wanted help getting clear. See pictures

I would breed guppies in the green water but he wants clear. Lol

Water tests
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 20
635 tds

Gardener put algaside in pond but he doesnt know alot about ponds.

He runs waterfall only a few hours a day.

I can put a few giant sponge filters in this week.

But he wants clear water.

I dont think it has had WC in over a year
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Splunji said:
The algaecide link I sent you usually cleans up my 800 gallon pond with 4 tsp and 4 tpsp and clears up within a day or 2. And I do half of those measurements ( 2 tsp and 2 tpsp ) weekly to maintain it.
He has that at his house he just got it. So that's perfect. I'm confused 4 and 4? Then 2 and 2. Are you saying 2 products?
 

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SanDiegoRedneck said:
He has that at his house he just got it. So that's perfect. I'm confused 4 and 4? Then 2 and 2. Are you saying 2 products?
Nah, 2 table spoons and 2 tea spoons to maintain, and when it's bad (like in the summer when it's warm and algae growth is more extreme) I use 4 table spoons and 4 teaspoons

I've got to say, that's a pretty epic pond!
 
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bigbro1959 said:
UV filter should clear that up.
Ok I just started looking at uv filters. I see this one. Is this correct? And do you run on Independent pump or inline with main filter/waterfall?
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Yes, that is the format I have. You can also get pond filters that have a UV built in. Depending on the pond size higher wattage units are available. Mine is only a 9 watt, but my pond is only 125 gallons. Mine runs off my filter pump through a splitter. You could use dedicated pump for the UV filter if you prefer. Mine is an earlier version of this one. The bulbs for mine cost around $10-$12. The one you show probably has more expensive bulbs as it uses a 55 watt bulb. Just make sure the bulbs are easily available, which with the one you show may be difficult.
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bigbro1959 said:
Yes, that is the format I have. You can also get pond filters that have a UV built in. Depending on the pond size higher wattage units are available. Mine is only a 9 watt, but my pond is only 125 gallons. Mine runs off my filter pump through a splitter. You could use dedicated pump for the UV filter if you prefer. Mine is an earlier version of this one. The bulbs for mine cost around $10-$12. The one you show probably has more expensive bulbs as it uses a 55 watt bulb. Just make sure the bulbs are easily available, which with the one you show may be difficult.
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I agree I ended up liking this one and tetra is going nowhere soon.
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SanDiegoRedneck said:
I agree I ended up liking this one and tetra is going nowhere soon.
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Yes, that will work. Just depends on the size of the pond. There are larger sizes of that model available.
 

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Correction.. You do not want to run the UV Sterilizer on its own pump. You want the water that runs through the Sterilizer to be filtered. So put it inline on the outlet hose of your filter.
 

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qldmick said:
running the pump 24hr and some water lilies and other plants will also help a bit.
Yeah, I don't know why the guy doesn't run the waterfall 24/7. Constant water flow helps prevent algae growth, if I'm right.
 
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Splunji said:
Yeah, I don't know why the guy doesn't run the waterfall 24/7. Constant water flow helps prevent algae growth, if I'm right.
He is a brilliant money man with multiple masters degrees in buisness owns Ferraris, property around world. knows where each of his pennies goes and he thought he was wasting $ by running. Lol.

He just didnt know. He knows nothing about fish or ponds.
And this was first time I have been to his private house.
And I know tanks not ponds
He will run now 24hrs.
 

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SanDiegoRedneck said:
He is a brilliant money man with multiple masters degrees in buisness owns Ferraris, property around world. knows where each of his pennies goes and he thought he was wasting $ by running. Lol.

He just didnt know. He knows nothing about fish or ponds.
And this was first time I have been to his private house.
And I know tanks not ponds
He will run now 24hrs.
Oh I thought you said he had a maintenance guy. Yeah, in all honesty ponds and tanks arent that different, just expect harder water, more natural things to consider like weather, exponential algae growth, predators, and very quickly changing temperatures...okay so maybe a few more things to consider, but they all come from the wild, so it's not that different in my opinion. Heck, my first pond a while ago, my koi fish bred when it was horribly cloudy, no vegetation, and in a blistering 118 degrees, and they bred and I now have like 200 baby koi in my pond lol. And this was before I got my new filter.
 
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Splunji said:
Oh I thought you said he had a maintenance guy. Yeah, in all honesty ponds and tanks arent that different, just expect harder water, more natural things to consider like weather, exponential algae growth, predators, and very quickly changing temperatures...okay so maybe a few more things to consider, but they all come from the wild, so it's not that different in my opinion. Heck, my first pond a while ago, my koi fish bred when it was horribly cloudy, no vegetation, and in a blistering 118 degrees, and they bred and I now have like 200 baby koi in my pond lol. And this was before I got my new filter.
He has a gardener but he doesnt know ponds that's who tried. I'm the maintenance guy. Lol

I'll get cleared up
 

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SanDiegoRedneck said:
He has a gardener but he doesnt know ponds that's who tried. I'm the maintenance guy. Lol

I'll get cleared up
Awesome, dude. I know a thing or two about ponds, so I'll try my best to help! ;)
 

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UV Sterilizers are awesome. I couldn't believe the difference mine made. I had green water and could not even see the fish in my pond. Tried all kinds of things to clear it up, without any luck. Wasn't really sure the sterilizer would work, but in a day or two I was convinced.
 

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bigbro1959 said:
UV Sterilizers are assume. I couldn't believe the difference mine made. I had green water and could not even see the fish in my pond. Wasn't really sure the sterilizer would work, but in a day or two I was convinced.
Honestly though. They are amazing. When my pond was cloudy, I decided to totally redo the plumbing on it, and I set up a custom pipe system to a new big filter, but with the same pump. However, it had a UV sterilizer, and it worked SO well!
 

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