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Old Tuesday 17th June 2008, 16:59
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Pond Vacs - any good?

Just a quick question. Are they worth the investment? We have a 4000 ltr pond so not huge but it has fish and all sorts of wildlife in it and we don't really want to disturb fish and plants too much. It is quite sludgy though.
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Old Tuesday 17th June 2008, 19:33
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Sorry Chrisl, never used one, we just clean ours out by hand. That way we can rescue any lurking wildlife. Not sure how a pond vac would be good for wildlife? As it often is living in the mud.
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Old Thursday 19th June 2008, 06:33
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there ok but just get a cheap 1 as they can get very expensive. mines a little 1 which fits to the hose and cost about 20 but on the end the bag has holes in it and i then empty it on the boarder so if they is anything in there it can escape. i also have to empty the pond by half everytime i do this normally in march and sep/oct.
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Old Thursday 3rd July 2008, 19:36
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Please……Why do you need to vacuum a pond?

What sort of pond do you vacuum?

This vacuuming. Do you have to do the bottom or just the top surface?

Only I’ve just built a pond (my first ever) and the bottom - if I’ve done it right should have a good layer of that special pond soil for the plants to grow in.
Mind you, it’s for wildlife and already within days I’ve got my very own pet frog!!!

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Old Friday 4th July 2008, 14:17
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one frog today 21-six, soon it will be dozens
and before you know there will be masses of them
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Old Friday 4th July 2008, 16:16
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Hi 21-Six,
there is a lot of sludge at the bottom of our fish pond which is basically a built up of leaves and decomposing organic materials. This can cause an imbalance, reduces oxygen levels and releases poisonous gases that can kill the fish. We need to get rid of it without causing too much stress to the fish and wildlife. I have been told that these vacs should do the trick. But they are expensive, so I needed some advice from anybody that may have used one before.
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