Posted: 03/07/2014 at 17:24
I cleaned out my pond early Spring by emptying it. It's quite small, about 8ft at the longest and 6 ft at the widest with only part of it 3 ft deep. I put Blagdon Fresh Start I. To rebalance the water, put the plants back the few fish I had left and it seemed fine. In May I restocked the fish and put net over it as I lost of lot of fish through herons over the years. In the last few weeks I hve been plagued with blanket weed which I have to remove daily. I use the Blagdons Barley Straw extract. I have used this many times before and also the Barley Straw Floating packs. However, I lost 5 fish on consecutive days and I'm not sure what's killing them. Surely the Barley Straw extract is a natural product and has never killed fish Or is the blanket week damaging them. It is clogging up the pump on a daily basis and I am pulling it out by hand. Any suggestions!??