I spent a good part of the day draining my fish pond, patching a crack, and cleaning it up. It had gotten to the consistency of pea soup. I think it was a fish family reunion as they physically haven't seen one another in 6 months or so.
I've got a bio filter box, which also runs through a uv light filter, which is supposed to kill algae. It looks like the bulb went out, so have a new one on order. I kept seeing Barley bales (fish pond size) for sale. Looks like they help control algae by creating a chemical that prohibits the growth of algae, but not harm fish or other vegetation (http://extension.psu.edu/natural-res...s/barley-straw). So anyone use these?
I went ahead and ordered some as well as some pellets for mosquito control to put in the pond and fountains too.
I was surprised how big the fish were, they were just 5 for $1 feeders last year, now about 4 - 5" long.