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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.04.18(Sun)11:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I have a shop-vac. I will just get a pump for it.... A rain-bucket would be no good because we get very little rain. I would just use my hose from our hose to go into the pond. We have no chemicals in our water.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.18(Sun)13:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just make sure when you drain the pond, you don't drain to where anything could reach the river (especially plants that can get washed into the river even after being out of water for a while).

As mentioned, waterchanges should be minimal. Many just do a 'spring cleaning' to get out any fallen leaves and excess detritus that has built up fall and winter.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.18(Sun)14:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats all? Once a year? I thought it was going to be once a month. There is no way anything can reach the river from our house unless it was a MASSIVE amount of water. Why I say river water is because we have irrigation.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.19(Mon)2:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think if you have a healthy pond, keep up with routine maintenance or cleaning, you could do water changes quarterly.
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PostPosted: 2010.04.20(Tue)14:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm new here, just browsing for some good and informative stuff and I found this thread interesting. .I'll see you around guys...
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