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asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th March, 2020

How do you apply gypsum to a pond?

Fill the remaining empty jar with clear water to mix with the gypsum. Clear water can be obtained from collected rainwater or a nearby clear pond or stream. Using a standard measuring spoon, add two level teaspoons of gypsum into the gallon of clear water. Stir until the gypsum forms a slurry.

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In this manner, how much gypsum does it take to clear a pond?

Gypsum. Mix 2 level tablespoons (use a standard measuring spoon) of gypsum in 1 gallon of clear water. Stir until gypsum is in a slurry.

Similarly, how do you clear up a muddy pond? Muddy water caused by suspended clay particles can sometimes be corrected by spreading broken bales of high quality hay or barley straw in the water around the shoreline. Acids formed during plant decay can cause clay particles to settle. Approximately two bales of hay per surface acre should clear the water.

One may also ask, will gypsum kill fish?

Agricultural gypsum is another material for removing suspended clay and does not cause the concern of a fish kill associated with adding hay. Gypsum is also chemically neutral and therefore does not cause possible pH problems associated with alum, another commonly used material.

Why is my pond water brown?

It's caused by one of two reasons: Debris Tea: When leaves or pine needles fall into your pond, the tannins in them create a type of all-natural debris tea, which turns the clean and clear water in your backyard feature a shade of brown. This is the most common cause of tea-colored water.

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