Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

There was so much rain ..... our fish almost drowned.

Posted Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 9:50 PM
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  • You brought a grin with your headline, made me wanna see what you had written!...

    I ended up flat rocking the whole inside lining after having a similar issue once on a mini pond I built many years ago! Best I remember I had so much algae growing on the rocks that it caused other issues like smothering the fish with a high ph....I think the only thing that survived that summer was a catfish and maybe a snake...I finally gave it up that summer so that all my Saturdays weren’t taken up fooling with it!...

    The mud cat ended up in an aquarium when it got to shallow from lack of rain....they can be the alpha fish when they get bigger and hungrier in a small space....at least I wondered where the guppies went!..🌝

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Sun, Jan 20, 2019, at 7:25 PM
  • I think you are right about that catfish and guppies.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jan 20, 2019, at 9:00 PM
  • Surprisingly my pond liner has not ballooned again in this rain, I dug some drainage ditches above the pond to minimize what goes in. Maybe that has helped.

    But it did not keep me from having water issues in the house. I often joke that if we flooded it would be time for the ark (not to be sacrilegious or make light of problems our neighbors ARE having right now). Had to dig some drainage ditches away from the house as well.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Feb 23, 2019, at 9:59 PM
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