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Paul M

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Firstly, get as much of the weed as possible out of the pond - something like a grass rake works well for this. Next, get some barley straw and tie it into bundles. Tie a weight to it and throw it in the pond. I've used this on my pond and it works very well.
 
JimmyB

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Part of the issue is it not a pond, it is a small stream, with a small head of water running about 4 yards long, and a maximum depth of only inches, so barley straw bundles will not work.
 
dunnyrail

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Part of the issue is it not a pond, it is a small stream, with a small head of water running about 4 yards long, and a maximum depth of only inches, so barley straw bundles will not work.
Jimmy I could be talking absolute gonads here (not unknown) but if you have barley straw in the pond I wonder if the effect will work on the stream by virtue of the circulating water?
 
JimmyB

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Jimmy I could be talking absolute gonads here (not unknown) but if you have barley straw in the pond I wonder if the effect will work on the stream by virtue of the circulating water?
Jon, as mentioned, there is no pond, the water is only inches deep.
 
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Don't you have a 'sump' (reservoir) at the lower-end?
Could you not put the bundled straw there? :think:
 
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Jimmy, I think, if you use Barley straw, it must be untreated, as the pond shops sell NOT farm barley straw as it probably has been treated with insecticide etc , which , I believe, can be harmful to fish.
Dave
 
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Jon, as mentioned, there is no pond, the water is only inches deep.
Oh yes forgot just a sump, so Barley Straw in that may work on the stream.