help - foamy water

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help - foamy water

Postby Daikyo » Apr 12, 2005 3:43 am

This year as my pond comes back to life I am bothered by the amount of foam building on the surface of the pond. I have a small cascade, fed by a large pump running through a green genie 24000 filter. As the weather warms the foam begins to build - any suggestions
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Postby JoshS » Apr 12, 2005 3:38 pm

Foam is caused by dissolved organic compounds (DOC's) in the water. The foam will eventually dissipate, but you can help it along by first making sure you don't have a lot of decomposing plant or animal mater in your pond. Then run your water through some activated carbon for a couple weeks.
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