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Suzanne
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Re: time to clean your pond is near
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2010, 02:44:06 PM »

There is nothing quite as rewarding as sucking gunk off the sides of your pond. Enjoy!
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Re: time to clean your pond is near
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2010, 02:49:44 PM »

I just hope I am good at it!  Will this spew gunk everywhere, or do these contraptions actually work?  I will have to get some knee-high's from the dollar store, but with all the gunk I have, I will need a couple complete pairs of nylons.
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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2010, 02:59:53 PM »

No it really works very neatly but if you have really fine silt it will just go right through the nylons otherwise it is terrific for all kinds of gunk and shouldn't be messy at all, especially if you are just filling up a nylon and then tossing it in the trash and using another one. Mine I had to turn the bag (that comes with it) inside out, spray it off and then fill it up again but now that I know the panty hose secret, it should be simple. I shouldn't get any odd stares when I buy 40 pairs of knee highs but you might get a few!
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Re: time to clean your pond is near
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2010, 03:01:28 PM »

What should I use to attached the knee-highs to the unit?  A hose clamps seems to be  a tad bit of over kill, what are your thoughts?
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« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2010, 03:05:13 PM »

Thick rubber band, like the ones that come on fresh broccoli. Hose clamp will drive you nuts as you will have to place and remove hose several times in the span of 15-20 minutes if you have any amount of debris.
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Re: time to clean your pond is near
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2010, 03:10:42 PM »

Oh, and do I have debris, lots of it.  Once my new thing-A-ma-gig arrives, I will make sure I let you know how it works, but first, it is time for some brocoli casserole.  Now that's good eatin'!  Grin
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Re: time to clean your pond is near
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2010, 03:18:00 PM »

I use a Muck Vac. It attaches to a garden hose and a pool hose.  I use a 50' flexible blue pool hose and run in into the woods.  The vacuum end has a brush on it.  I have small rocks about 1" or so and I don't have a problem with them getting sucked up.  I love it. I cleans all the algae off the rocks and the muck in between. I push the rocks around, vacuum and push them back into place.  The fish love it too. They like to see what I've churned up for them.  I am going to start vacuuming this weekend.   

I've already done one water change, increased salt and started feeding. My water temps have been around 54F.
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Re: time to clean your pond is near
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2010, 03:32:12 PM »

muck vac's work well, if you have high water pressure.. if its below 50psi, they wont pump out the bottom on a 4' deep pond
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