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Well 12 months on it's been going very well

Good News....found a way to kill the algae

Bad News....it also kills most of the fish

Leave the top-up hose running for 24 hours.....

Experiment over!

Not the end of the world.....will do a re-scape then off to collect some natives

Firetails from head of Brisbane River, Rainbows from Caboolture and Blue-eyes from Conondale....

and buy a timer for the tap so it doesn't happen again....;)

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Interesting.....

When I first realised I hadn't turned the tap off....I couldn't see any fish

I turned the tap off and dosed the pond with neutraliser 

Checked the pond this morning......

Male Endlers, White clouds,Rainbows, blue eyes and gudgeons (empire & fire tails) all dead

Blue eyed cichlids, kribensis, female endlers, Paradise fish have come out of hiding and are still kicking!

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38 minutes ago, Rod said:

Interesting.....

When I first realised I hadn't turned the tap off....I couldn't see any fish

I turned the tap off and dosed the pond with neutraliser 

Checked the pond this morning......

Male Endlers, White clouds,Rainbows, blue eyes and gudgeons (empire & fire tails) all dead

Blue eyed cichlids, kribensis, female endlers, Paradise fish have come out of hiding and are still kicking!

Not a total loss then, bitter sweet news then. 

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If your pond is next to the neighbour's fence, make they don't spray any nasty stuff (roundup...) near the pond. Could kill the lot in a few hours. Apart from that pond looks great. The tropicals will suffer when the temps drop below 18 for more tha a couple of days. 

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