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    Who tests water?

    I am stuffed if I know what has happened here but my pond has turned bluey green.Name:  picture 3095.jpg
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    It almost looks like paint has been dumped in it.

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    Have taken a sample but where do I take it to test?

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    Horizons or regional coucil should be able to help.
    Mate that would've been a shock to find your pond like that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    I am stuffed if I know what has happened here but my pond has turned bluey green.Attachment 20320

    It almost looks like paint has been dumped in it.

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    Have taken a sample but where do I take it to test?

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    Did it get some fert in it mate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Did it get some fert in it mate?
    Nah haven't done run off yet. I'm pretty sure it wasn't green rain that has fallen in the last few days. Maybe a toxin or algea
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    It will very likely be an algae bloom Dundee.
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    looks like some kind of algal bloom.
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    Talk to a pet place that specialises in outdoor pond fish. There are dosing packs of the right biological agents that will help this. I had a large pond that would bloom, we finally sorted it. Temperature of water is a biggie. It might need a deeper area or even an area under shade to keep the water cooler.

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    All that capital fert washed into your duck pond


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    Don't know if these guys would be any use.

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    Thanks guys just waiting for a phone call.
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    I work in environmental water and one of my main roles is water sampling, that looks a lot like blue green algae. Not sure if you have that over there but if you do keep your dogs away from it as a precaution as it is highly toxic to them.

    How rapidly did it change, has it recently been been dry and refilled? has there been unusually high stock access to it recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarian_Hunter View Post
    I work in environmental water and one of my main roles is water sampling, that looks a lot like blue green algae. Not sure if you have that over there but if you do keep your dogs away from it as a precaution as it is highly toxic to them.

    How rapidly did it change, has it recently been been dry and refilled? has there been unusually high stock access to it recently?
    Just recently had 3 days of rain 35mm and pond is fenced. It might be that blue green algae bloom.Last saw pond about 3 days ago and it was fine then.

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    If you have lots of stock nearby the rain can and usually does push all the nutrients into a waterway/wetland/dam. Phosphorus and Nitrogen is alga's best friend. And if you have a big nutrient load pushed into the dam followed by a warm calm day you've got all you need for a bloom.

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    It could be quite possibly not BG algae but I'd still be taking precautions just in case

 

 

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