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    Thread: Black Knight Spawning Brush Keeps Floating

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      Black Knight Spawning Brush Keeps Floating

      So it has been 4 days now and the two spawning brushes I have keep getting covered in very fine bubbles and floating half out of the water. Is there a reason for this? Or a solution? I've added some weights to the ends, but not enough and I would likely need to add weights to the middle. I can brush off the bubbles and they sink down for a few hours, but it keeps happening. I even turned off the aeration in my pond and that made no difference, so that is not the cause. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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      So have the brushes had eggs on them for 4 days, or just been in the water for 4 days?

      At times I have seen the spawning ropes under my small waterfall do that. The bubbles from the turbulence make that happen in my case. I don't have problems with the ropes that are not under the water fall floating. The aeriation is good for the eggs. So I would keep that going, but just weight the brushes down a little more.

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      Not sure if you have eggs on the brushes or you are anticipating a spawn. If you are anticipating a spawn, I string mine across the pond with rope on each end anchored to a cinder block on each end. (Outside the pond) You can adjust the tightness of the rope to set them at the level you want in the water.

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      Thanks for the replies. No eggs yet. My thought is that there is no way that koi could get on top of the mops when they are risen 2 inches out of the water. It's just strange that this is happening only to me. Perhaps the layer of algae on the side of the pond is producing oxygen bubbles in the sun and causing this...

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      When spawning they actually like to ride over the top of them so it’s not hurting anything that they are above the water. I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

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