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sour milk smelling pond!

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newtlover Sun 13-Sep-09 13:23:57

I have a new -well 2 month old pond, which is filled with rainwater and has a logpile next to it. We put pond weed and snails from a local pond in a fortnight ago. It's full of some sort of larvae and water is blackish. Its under a pear tree, but not in deep shade- some fruit has fallen in but I fish it out. Water smells strongly of sour milk sad
what to do???
have googled to no avail- most pond problems seem to relate to algae.

newtlover Tue 15-Sep-09 17:29:59


fruitshootsandheaves Tue 15-Sep-09 17:33:38

we have a pond too and it doesnt usually smell, (although the dog stinks when he jumps in it). The only think I can think of is maybe the smell is to do with the wood pile or its just because the pond is relatively new and things are still settling.

newtlover Wed 16-Sep-09 22:03:58

this is what I am hoping- the woodpile is reccommended for wildlife- how old is your pond?

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