Yes there are some lakes down south that are over run with hyacinth. It won't survive winters where I am but they don't make seperate laws for different parts of the state.
No I haven't added salt. This is just the amount that has accumulated over the past years I guess. I haven't been able to do any major water changes since I set up the pond due to the drought. The...
I've read flagfish are very good algae eaters as well...is that true?
I haven't, can it be submerged a few inches?
Unfortunately hyacinth and water lettuce are both illegal here in Tx.
I could try the fertilizer tabs but I had replanted one of the lilies in a 50/50 mixture of topsoil and potting soil that I mixed a little osmocote in and it still yellowed and died like the others....
Lillies were my last attempt. I tried a number of marginals when the stock tanks were setup as bog filters. Thalia is the only thing that hasn't yellowed or died, although they aren't thriving either.
I have tried this on bermuda. It burned it but did not kill it. From what I have read it doesn't work for any perinnial weeds since it does not kill the root.
I applied Ortho Grass B Gone last...
I have two stock tanks connected to my pond that I want to grow plants in but they either die or just barely survive. I'm thinking my water is too hard for plants. What do you think?
GH 340 ppm...
I think you are reaching when you try to claim that the market for high quality koi is reduced because of hobbyist's breeding "mutts".
I also think you are way off base trying to equate breeding...
At least in the reefkeeping world, the only difference that I know of is that the commercial KH additives are a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate.
DIY reefers make their own KH...
At the beginning of spring I began noticing some occassional scratching by some of my fish, mostly my channel catfish. After checking water quality and watching them closely for a week or so I...
This is technically illegal to do in Texas.
Check out the GoPros...
Great pond and pics!
The coral snake I would rehome...the centipedes I stomp...man they freak me out especially the really big ones.
Strange your dogs eat raw fish, mine just roll around on...
I'm also planning to build a bridge across my pond. I'll be using penofin.
I used behr stain on my deck and I am not at all happy with it. So I called a deck finishing company about...
Great plumbing job!
On one hand, I'm very impressed with your patience and attention to detail.
On the other hand, I want to see the finished product...Hurry Up! lol
I've been using clay 2x week for 3-4 weeks...I haven't seen any reaction by my fish at all.
Do you have acidic water...maybe it's affecting the ph.
What type of lighting is needed to grow veggies indoors?
Wait, I think I just got the joke.
:nono: favorite fish in the pond.