Anyone into ponds? I'm thinking about building one about 6'x 8',
2-feet deep, with a few water plants and maybe a couple fish. However,
I have some questions. Since my State of Florida receives so much
rain, I was thinking about tapping into a down spout from my house to
help resupply/refresh my [future] pond's water. This would beat trying
to age water to refill it. But would the limestone from my roof's
shingles alter the PH of the pond's water? Would other chemicals that
make up shingles cause the pond any harm? Anyone have the answers, or
any tips/advice on ponds they'd like to share?
Rainwater has no salinity, alkalinity (pH buffering), or hardness, and
typically has a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. Generally not considered good for fish
and it is dirty, roofs are dusty. You do not need to age water to use in
your pond and refilling a pond is not usually needed. Just replace what
evaporates (or removed during cleaning) and if this is less than 10% of the
pond's volume then tap water will do. Just don't put the hose in the pond,
splash the water on the surface. Over 10% replaced at one time, use a
de-chlorinator like Amquel.
news:rec.ponds is a place to take this, at present it is under attack by
trolls but there are still people with all kinds of help for ponders.
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Since it rains nearly every afternoon in Florida during the rainy season,
how much dust and dirt would collect? I might consider devising a system to
divert the water if it isn't needed for the pond. But that said, the pond
will be refilled by the rain, so I wouldn't think the water from the roof
would be needed very often
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