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Old 03-02-05, 10:42 AM
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Hello, just curious as to if anyone would have any idea why my pond seems to have like a blackish tint?? I guess I shouldn't be complaining, but I'm not I guess just curious!! There are many frogs, minnows,bullheads, and some other fish! Maybe I just have a well balanced pond? Algae is pretty much non- exsistant. However I do have cat tails and some pond grass along the edge.
 
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Old 03-04-05, 03:47 PM
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A blackish or tea-like colour is usually (tannins) from decomposing leaves at the bottom of your pond. If the flora and fauna in the area are healthy and you don't have a problem with algae (and you can live with the colour), sounds like Mother Nature is taking care of you - enjoy the tranquility of your pond

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Old 03-05-05, 10:37 AM
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Thanks Howie! Makes sense. Everyone thought there was something wrong with it. Like you said it's just like a tea color and there is much waterlife in and around it. Also, it is pretty much surrounded by trees, so it makes sense.
 
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