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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:39 pm 
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Location: Quaama.FarSouth Coast NSW
Hi
I cleaned my goose pond today, it was not too impressive. In the not too distant future I will reticulate water from my big dam so it gets aerated and keeps moving.
But meanwhile I remembered how I cleaned up my small dam. The plant in question is a weed, so if you are on a watercourse, not a good idea. But if you are not, Iris pseudacorus or commom flag may be the answer. It is used to clean up dairy dams and is one of the most efficient in taking up nutrients out of the water in all seasons but winter.
So I went to dig a few out immediately and stuck them in the goose pond. They are doing a great job in the little dam which gets some questionable runoff from surrounding properties, we are on septic tanks in this village.

So for what is worth, a cleaning plant, Iris pseudacorus. If you are on a watercourse, just cut the flowers before they seed. The waterfowl do not eat them .

May all your birds prosper and breed. :thumbs:
Mina


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