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2020-05-28 1:47:49 PM  
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2020-05-28 3:38:30 PM  
Those people are assholes.

Nature doesn't need your help
 
2020-05-28 3:38:45 PM  
I guess the "dumbass" tag must have drown.
 
2020-05-28 3:38:58 PM  
I guess getting a big-ass bag of AquaClear was too difficult.
 
2020-05-28 3:39:09 PM  
I normally make my blue pond brown after a good meal
 
2020-05-28 3:39:17 PM  
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2020-05-28 3:39:33 PM  
Congrats, it looks worse.
 
2020-05-28 3:40:01 PM  
As you scroll down,
Crystal Gayle Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue 1977 HQ
Youtube udEZ_JjNz4E
 
2020-05-28 3:41:11 PM  
next week the family decides the water is too wet so the dump 1000gals of diesel on it and set it on fire.
 
2020-05-28 3:42:21 PM  
This reminds me of when I guided fishing on Maligne lake in Jasper NP. I used to tell the clients that the colour of the water was due to the blue rocks on the lakebed and that to keep up the brilliant blue colour every fall after the tourists leave the park officials drain the lake and the town residents all come out and help repaint the rocks.
 
2020-05-28 3:45:08 PM  

Murflette: Those people are assholes.

Nature doesn't need your help


That's not a natural pond.
 
2020-05-28 3:45:10 PM  
I love the fake outrage in this thread.
 
2020-05-28 3:47:43 PM  
I've seen a fair number of ponds dyed like this. They're all just as ugly.
 
2020-05-28 3:47:47 PM  
They don't like brown things, racists.
 
2020-05-28 3:48:29 PM  

big pig peaches: Murflette: Those people are assholes.

Nature doesn't need your help

That's not a natural pond.


This.

It's just a mudhole someone dug. There's not even any natural in or out flow.
 
2020-05-28 3:49:55 PM  
They already have a fountain. Why not install a big filter to the pump?
 
2020-05-28 3:54:06 PM  
Dyed ponds are to nature what paintings on velvet are to art. You want crystal blue waters, move to the Bahamas.
 
2020-05-28 3:59:37 PM  

JesseL: big pig peaches: Murflette: Those people are assholes.

Nature doesn't need your help

That's not a natural pond.

This.

It's just a mudhole someone dug. There's not even any natural in or out flow.


And all the local plant and animal life know this so they stay away. Not a single bird will land and attempt to drink from the pond.
 
2020-05-28 4:01:20 PM  

UberDave: I guess getting a big-ass bag of AquaClear was too difficult.


Yeah, now they just have milky blue water.  Some clarifier would have done the job.
 
2020-05-28 4:02:28 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: JesseL: big pig peaches: Murflette: Those people are assholes.

Nature doesn't need your help

That's not a natural pond.

This.

It's just a mudhole someone dug. There's not even any natural in or out flow.

And all the local plant and animal life know this so they stay away. Not a single bird will land and attempt to drink from the pond.


Dug ponds are OK. My old house had one, attracted lots of duck and geese and a heron or two. And of course, you can stock them with fish. We never dyed it though, that's dumb.
 
2020-05-28 4:11:43 PM  
Yep, that arrears to be a private pond with no connection to any natural water source other than the underground aquifer (dirt/rocks/sand will filter out the dye before it reaches the aquifer). If the owner wants to dye it blue, then they can dye it blue. Personally, I would have picked an odd color, like orange or pink, but that's just me.
 
2020-05-28 4:14:16 PM  
I guess many of you here don't get the concept of a private dug pond. I personally would have put pool chemicals to it and made it crystal clear. Good way to take care of those pesky mosquitos.
 
2020-05-28 4:23:19 PM  
arrears? No, that's probably not right. Who owes money for a hole in the ground?
"appears" dammit!
 
2020-05-28 4:24:43 PM  
It's a goddamn detention basin. Relax tree huggers.

Now, to fix a wetland, you simply plow the steep slopes into them. Also, you can tell if there are endangered bog turtles around because they make a very peculiar 'pop' sound when an excavator goes over them.
 
2020-05-28 4:25:40 PM  

Ass_Master_Flash: I normally make my blue pond brown after a good meal


Username... checks out?
 
2020-05-28 4:33:11 PM  
We had a pond when I was a kid. My parents got this blue stuff to clear out the algae. It worked well and didn't seem to bother the fishes, frogs, turtles, ducks. I thought it was cool being able to swim without an inch thick layer of bubbly scum on the surface. Meh.
 
2020-05-28 4:34:23 PM  
Blue is a disgusting color, unfit for civilization.
 
2020-05-28 4:36:18 PM  
News flash.  People dye their ponds.
It's stupid but there is special dye that doesn't hurt the fish and plants.
 
2020-05-28 4:37:46 PM  
Chicago River Dyed Green - 2018 4K Time Lapse
Youtube ikHiKciIz_g
 
2020-05-28 4:41:59 PM  

SumoJeb: This reminds me of when I guided fishing on Maligne lake in Jasper NP. I used to tell the clients that the colour of the water was due to the blue rocks on the lakebed and that to keep up the brilliant blue colour every fall after the tourists leave the park officials drain the lake and the town residents all come out and help repaint the rocks.


Sort of like Hanging Lake?
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2020-05-28 4:46:43 PM  
Doesn't look like the water goes anywhere, this might help choke out mosquito larvae as well
 
2020-05-28 4:46:44 PM  

Spawn_of_Cthulhu: News flash.  People dye their ponds.
It's stupid but there is special dye that doesn't hurt the fish and plants.


The dye I have heard of specifically blocks the light that plants and cyanobacteria need for photosynthesis.  So, it is not toxic, but it does render the pond lifeless (which is what some people want) by eliminating the primary producers in the food web.
 
2020-05-28 4:49:59 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: JesseL: big pig peaches: Murflette: Those people are assholes.

Nature doesn't need your help

That's not a natural pond.

This.

It's just a mudhole someone dug. There's not even any natural in or out flow.

And all the local plant and animal life know this so they stay away. Not a single bird will land and attempt to drink from the pond.


Bullshiat. Animals will drink out of it. Birds with bird near it.

I might be worried about the mild toxicity but meh? They have a mud bottomed pond. It now looks. kinda pool  cool. It'd have been magical as a kid. I swam in many mudholes and swamps, generally filled with gars and cottonmouths.
 
2020-05-28 4:57:55 PM  
For when you want your natural looking pond to look more like a giant toilet bowl!
 
2020-05-28 4:59:13 PM  
It looks terrible but you do you.

Also, many dyes are safe for dye tracing and non-toxic.
 
2020-05-28 5:00:50 PM  
I recall reading a story about a guy who went back to his childhood home/town and found that his beloved (as a child) pond was now murky and polluted.
Being a biologist (or was he a chemist?) he set his mind on turning it back to its original state...and he did.
Patented the method IIRC, though for the life of me I can't recall which country this was in.
 
2020-05-28 5:05:15 PM  

Resident Muslim: I recall reading a story about a guy who went back to his childhood home/town and found that his beloved (as a child) pond was now murky and polluted.
Being a biologist (or was he a chemist?) he set his mind on turning it back to its original state...and he did.
Patented the method IIRC, though for the life of me I can't recall which country this was in.


Please figure out where this was. It sounds like an interesting story.
 
2020-05-28 5:07:03 PM  
Just curious, is there an environmentally friendly way to turn your artificial pond from brown to more clear?  Some kinds of plants I can plant, or fish I can stock?
 
2020-05-28 5:09:59 PM  

winedrinkingman: Just curious, is there an environmentally friendly way to turn your artificial pond from brown to more clear?  Some kinds of plants I can plant, or fish I can stock?


http://clearflowgroup.com/
 
2020-05-28 5:22:09 PM  

winedrinkingman: Just curious, is there an environmentally friendly way to turn your artificial pond from brown to more clear?  Some kinds of plants I can plant, or fish I can stock?


You can clear an algae-bloom pond by thrown in a bale of barley straw or pour in some barley straw extract.

As it decomposes, fungi start growing on the barley, producing humic acid. That reacts with sunlight creating a really low dose of Hydrogen Peroxide at a level that's safe for wildlife, yet greatly reduces algae.

For muddy water, a similar solution, but you use hay, not straw.. That encourages bacterial growth that clumps the suspended clay particles together so they get heavier and sink to the bottom.

Seriously tho - the idiots in this vid could have used mechanical means (pumps and filters) that would do the same solution if they were too impatient to use straw.
 
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2020-05-28 5:51:07 PM  

sxacho: We had a pond when I was a kid. My parents got this blue stuff to clear out the algae. It worked well and didn't seem to bother the fishes, frogs, turtles, ducks. I thought it was cool being able to swim without an inch thick layer of bubbly scum on the surface. Meh.


Yep.  Used a product that had a blue colorant for algae control as well.  There seem to be a lot of people assuming this is some kind of toxic dye.
 
2020-05-28 6:03:21 PM  

Gollie: winedrinkingman: Just curious, is there an environmentally friendly way to turn your artificial pond from brown to more clear?  Some kinds of plants I can plant, or fish I can stock?

You can clear an algae-bloom pond by thrown in a bale of barley straw or pour in some barley straw extract.

As it decomposes, fungi start growing on the barley, producing humic acid. That reacts with sunlight creating a really low dose of Hydrogen Peroxide at a level that's safe for wildlife, yet greatly reduces algae.

For muddy water, a similar solution, but you use hay, not straw.. That encourages bacterial growth that clumps the suspended clay particles together so they get heavier and sink to the bottom.

Seriously tho - the idiots in this vid could have used mechanical means (pumps and filters) that would do the same solution if they were too impatient to use straw.


Thank you, I also looked up and found that the best long term option seems to be to plant aquatic plants, and then get fish that eat the aquatic plants to keep them from overtaking the pond.  Both things that would actually make the pond more enjoyable.  Personally, for me, half the fun of a pond is being able to see all the nature that lives in and around it, and my only problem with mud is it hides all the cool stuff.
 
2020-05-28 6:18:44 PM  

WoodyHayes: Blue is a disgusting color, unfit for civilization.


there are a lot of shades of blue. a lot. what did blue do to you?
 
2020-05-28 6:34:46 PM  

sinko swimo: WoodyHayes: Blue is a disgusting color, unfit for civilization.

there are a lot of shades of blue. a lot. what did blue do to you?


Childhood trauma.
 
2020-05-28 6:39:24 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: Yep, that arrears to be a private pond with no connection to any natural water source other than the underground aquifer (dirt/rocks/sand will filter out the dye before it reaches the aquifer). If the owner wants to dye it blue, then they can dye it blue. Personally, I would have picked an odd color, like orange or pink, but that's just me.


I like your thinking. Maybe go with yellow dye and this as the fountain...

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2020-05-28 6:41:38 PM  

flondrix: SumoJeb: This reminds me of when I guided fishing on Maligne lake in Jasper NP. I used to tell the clients that the colour of the water was due to the blue rocks on the lakebed and that to keep up the brilliant blue colour every fall after the tourists leave the park officials drain the lake and the town residents all come out and help repaint the rocks.

Sort of like Hanging Lake?
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]


ahhhh for reals one of my favorite parts of this earth are at the very top of the canyon wall at spouting rock.  looking at your picture, you would climb up the gravelly side of the moutain to the right and then just keep going uphill bearing left.  you can see the stream as it dips into the earth and the view right at the edge of the falls looking down into the spouting rock area and top of hanging lake and then further out to the wilderness is absolutely epic.  my pictures from that day almost make me think it might be worth it to try to log back into facebook for the first time in like...5 years.  almost.

i tried to find a picture that shows the spot from the bottom, the best i can do is to say if you pause this video at 40 seconds, you can see a very horizontally flat rock a the top of the canyon, just as the greenery goes from very thick to sparse. the rock is indeed nearly perfectly flat and a wonderful place for a afternoon picnic
Hanging Lake - Spouting Rock
Youtube 5bvfUO1E5Do
 
2020-05-28 6:44:34 PM  

Driver: Nobody in Peculiar: Yep, that arrears to be a private pond with no connection to any natural water source other than the underground aquifer (dirt/rocks/sand will filter out the dye before it reaches the aquifer). If the owner wants to dye it blue, then they can dye it blue. Personally, I would have picked an odd color, like orange or pink, but that's just me.

I like your thinking. Maybe go with yellow dye and this as the fountain...

[brussels.info image 600x785]


That would work too
 
2020-05-28 6:50:20 PM  

WoodyHayes: Blue is a disgusting color, unfit for civilization.


HOW. DARE. YOU ???

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2020-05-28 7:00:57 PM  
Video: Lake dyed blue using safe non-toxic dye
Comments: OMG what about the animals?

Still a big difference between a blue pool of water and a clean lake.  There are filters, aeration, etc to fix this that's an actual fix, not lipstick on a pig...
 
2020-05-28 7:05:00 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: Resident Muslim: I recall reading a story about a guy who went back to his childhood home/town and found that his beloved (as a child) pond was now murky and polluted.
Being a biologist (or was he a chemist?) he set his mind on turning it back to its original state...and he did.
Patented the method IIRC, though for the life of me I can't recall which country this was in.

Please figure out where this was. It sounds like an interesting story.


Your wish is my command:
https://www.thethings.com/innovative-​s​olution-to-lake-pollution/

/searched for: cleans childhood pond
//yes, thank you iPhone autocorrect, I did indeed mean "Jacques" when I typed "is"
///rolls eyes
 
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