Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bubbles Near Waterfall

At the bottom of our waterfall is bubbles like someone put soap in the pond. The bubbles float all around the pond. How can I get rid of the bubbles? -Anthony

A quick short term solution is to take some pure alcohol and put it in a spray bottle. Spray a little on the bubbles and they disappear.

A long term solution is to do more water changes. The bubbles are probably dissolved organics in your pond. When they water thats full of dissolved organics runs over the waterfall, the agitation forces the dissolved organics to bind with the oxygen in the air. This causes the dissolved organics the float at the surface of the water and it looks like soap bubble. Water changes will lower the amount of dissolved organics in your pond, therefore lowering the amount of bubbles.

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