I tried baking powder and nothing happened. then I looked it up and saw the ph of baking powder is 8.5 --- so, I need something with a lower ph to really make a difference. the pond is about 2800 gallons so dumping and starting over would be difficult. I'd need a sump pump and I couldn't completely drain it because of the fish. That being said............... if I can't get this think cleared up in the next couple weeks I'm going to drain it and refill it with well water since I read it is naturally more acidic. I should test my well water and see where it falls. the whole thing is getting very frustrating! we've had the pond for 7 years and for the first 5 years it was always crystal clear - then last year it went green on us and we haven't been about to fix it. No string algae for the past 2 years, but lots of free floating little algae that makes the water look green and murky. and it smells like a "pond" yucky! Even makes the dogs breath smell like pond when he drinks out of it - which is all the time cuz that is his main source of water. Ya know - why put down a bowl and make a mess all over the floor when he can just go outside and drink to his hearts content. the fish nibble on his ears as he's slurping up the water.
Whole30 fail today................... I can't even bring myself to admit what I ate. First time I have gave into to *this* since I starting eating primal in November of 2011. UGH.............
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul