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    Nisai
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    battries in pond

    hi i went to test my 5000 gallon pond with my salt pen and the upper cap with the 4 1.5 volt small round batteries fell off into the pond ,i have tried to retreve them but have been unsuccess ful .as they have fallen inbetween the rocks in about 38-40 inches of water.since we just had snow here ...thats right snow in edmonton on may30 and my water temp is 46 f. i cant climb into the pond to get them they are staying in the water.will this cause any problems for my fish.

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    not likely.

    as soon as it is "warm" get the batteries....and those rocks...outta the pond. neither belong in a koi pond.

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    why do the rocks have to go

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    smkngstv, Hi!!

    I used to have rocks in my pond too. I hated that spring cleaning and not having to do that anymore is a major blessing. A senior member can fill you in on rocks and koi.

    Carpet algae will grow on the liner. I'm not talking about long string algae but short, carpet algae. My water is crystal clear and the liner is green velvet.

    I hope you get your batteries when the weather warms up. Snow on May 30! YIKES!

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    retro bds and take the rocks out and then you won't ever have to do that spring clean out...Bds are one of those things you never know what your missing untill you get them..but, once you get them--you wonder how on earth you ever made it with out them....
    Lawanna

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    To each and every reply let me add a hearty AMEN!
    Rocks "around" the pond are fine.
    Rocks "inside" the pond are never fine.
    I'm sure your pond contractor told you otherwise.
    Fire him. He's wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smkngstv View Post
    why do the rocks have to go
    Sounds like your pond might be an Aquascape pond.

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    I can't believe nobody gets sick, especially installers who are doing all that annual maintenance work, on the crud in and under the rocks. I'll never forget that smell and how the installer never filled me in on THAT.

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    Friends don't let Friends rock ....just think of the gallonage you could add to the pond by removing those rocks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
    Sounds like your pond might be an Aquascape pond.
    yes i have a large aqua scape falls/bio filter with 12 ft stream, with a sheet type falls dropping into 12 x12 ft pond that is 3.5-4 ft deep,i then have a 14 ft stream that leaves the larger pond and joins up with a 12 x 7 ft oval pond coming into this is a seprate 8 ft steam fed thur a small vortex bio filter,the pond has 9 koi 18-22 inches and 7 koi 6-7 inches,the rocks or gravel were spread out on the bottom of the pond as thur my research here in alberta it was suggested to do this my water is perfect,i have a green velvet alge that grows on the sides of the liner and all my fish are left in for our 7 month winters .where it gets 30-45 below,once i learn how to post pictures i will.ps this pond was built by myself and all hand dug

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