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Old March 31st 04, 02:36 PM
BenignVanilla
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Default How Clean is Clean?

It's that time of year when we're taking our hoop houses down, removing the
screening, scopping debris, vacumming the ponds. How clean is clean? When I
built my pond, I wanted a fairly natural look. The fact that my liner is
covered in a green sweater of algae is to me a success. The fact that plants
are growing densely near the bottom disguising the bottom is wonderful. The
fact that I have a few leaves in there, so what? Am I Abby Normal?

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Old March 31st 04, 03:05 PM
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Am I Abby Normal?

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You're cooked, beyond recognition, absolutely Abby Normal
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Old March 31st 04, 03:05 PM
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Am I Abby Normal?

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You're cooked, beyond recognition, absolutely Abby Normal
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Old March 31st 04, 07:27 PM
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"Happy'Cam'per" wrote in message
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Am I Abby Normal?

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You're cooked, beyond recognition, absolutely Abby Normal


That's obvious, but what about in regards to my pond cleaning?

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Old March 31st 04, 07:27 PM
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"Happy'Cam'per" wrote in message
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Am I Abby Normal?

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BV.


You're cooked, beyond recognition, absolutely Abby Normal


That's obvious, but what about in regards to my pond cleaning?

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www.iheartmypond.com



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Old April 1st 04, 11:58 AM
Happy'Cam'per
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Default How Clean is Clean?

That's obvious, but what about in regards to my pond cleaning?

Harmless Vanilla
As with all things aquatic.....YMMV
I don't even have a pond yet, I'm hanging out here just to learn the lingo
so to speak (and of course i find you all mighty entertaining to say the
least. Doing all my homework before the big plunge.
As far as cleaning goes I think I'm with you on this, a little coating of
algae on the pond liner is a sure sign that the eco system is working, and
besides there are critters that feed on it. I suppose one could be
completely anal about the whole situation to the extent of vacuuming and
removing leaves everyday...NOT. At the end of the day if its pleasing to
YOUR eye then so be it, as long as the water quality is good and clear. Its
all relative JA? Ok, now back to being bonkers
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**So long, and thanks for all the fish!**



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Old April 1st 04, 11:58 AM
Happy'Cam'per
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Default How Clean is Clean?

That's obvious, but what about in regards to my pond cleaning?

Harmless Vanilla
As with all things aquatic.....YMMV
I don't even have a pond yet, I'm hanging out here just to learn the lingo
so to speak (and of course i find you all mighty entertaining to say the
least. Doing all my homework before the big plunge.
As far as cleaning goes I think I'm with you on this, a little coating of
algae on the pond liner is a sure sign that the eco system is working, and
besides there are critters that feed on it. I suppose one could be
completely anal about the whole situation to the extent of vacuuming and
removing leaves everyday...NOT. At the end of the day if its pleasing to
YOUR eye then so be it, as long as the water quality is good and clear. Its
all relative JA? Ok, now back to being bonkers
--
**So long, and thanks for all the fish!**



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Old April 1st 04, 02:52 PM
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Default How Clean is Clean?

densely growing plants on teh bottom can accumulate a lot of mulm that could
potentially be a problem. best is to check for how dirty it is down there in warm
weather when walking in the pond and plan a cleaning then. Ingrid

"BenignVanilla" wrote:

It's that time of year when we're taking our hoop houses down, removing the
screening, scopping debris, vacumming the ponds. How clean is clean? When I
built my pond, I wanted a fairly natural look. The fact that my liner is
covered in a green sweater of algae is to me a success. The fact that plants
are growing densely near the bottom disguising the bottom is wonderful. The
fact that I have a few leaves in there, so what? Am I Abby Normal?




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Old April 1st 04, 02:52 PM
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Default How Clean is Clean?

densely growing plants on teh bottom can accumulate a lot of mulm that could
potentially be a problem. best is to check for how dirty it is down there in warm
weather when walking in the pond and plan a cleaning then. Ingrid

"BenignVanilla" wrote:

It's that time of year when we're taking our hoop houses down, removing the
screening, scopping debris, vacumming the ponds. How clean is clean? When I
built my pond, I wanted a fairly natural look. The fact that my liner is
covered in a green sweater of algae is to me a success. The fact that plants
are growing densely near the bottom disguising the bottom is wonderful. The
fact that I have a few leaves in there, so what? Am I Abby Normal?




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
List Manager: Puregold Goldfish List
http://puregold.aquaria.net/
www.drsolo.com
Solve the problem, dont waste energy finding who's to blame
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Unfortunately, I receive no money, gifts, discounts or other
compensation for all the damn work I do, nor for any of the
endorsements or recommendations I make.
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Old April 1st 04, 04:31 PM
BenignVanilla
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"Happy'Cam'per" wrote in message
...
That's obvious, but what about in regards to my pond cleaning?


Harmless Vanilla
As with all things aquatic.....YMMV
I don't even have a pond yet, I'm hanging out here just to learn the lingo
so to speak (and of course i find you all mighty entertaining to say the
least. Doing all my homework before the big plunge.
As far as cleaning goes I think I'm with you on this, a little coating of
algae on the pond liner is a sure sign that the eco system is working, and
besides there are critters that feed on it. I suppose one could be
completely anal about the whole situation to the extent of vacuuming and
removing leaves everyday...NOT. At the end of the day if its pleasing to
YOUR eye then so be it, as long as the water quality is good and clear.

Its
all relative JA? Ok, now back to being bonkers


Zactly. I like the slightly lived in look of my pond. Now if I had a formal
pond, which I'd love to have some day...That I'd keep clean. Hmm...a formal
pond leading up to the walk of the house...Ooohh....

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