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Soil and Composting: pond water for garden

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jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2009
5:10 PM

Post #6242759

I have a 400 gallon pond full of goldfish. The water is slightly green since I dont use a pump or uv sterilization. I wonder if the fish poop works as a good fertilizer. Also, would the green algae in the water act like liquid seaweed to help root growth. I would prefer to use the pond water to water my plants than city water.

Thanks
pdoyle23323
Chesapeake, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2009
6:57 PM

Post #6243236

I have read that it is good water to use. Someone with more knowledge will be along shortly to let you know for sure.

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6247008

See the following article. It should answer all your questions!
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2218/

Doug
jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 10, 2009
5:09 PM

Post #6247460

Hmmm. I knew the waste would be good but I always wondered about the algae. I will continue doing it. Thanks.

lee

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