This thread is in reply to a blog post by grdnguru entitled "Time to get serious here...".
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Apr 22, 2018 9:35 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Glad you enjoyed a nice weekend finally. We have followed the hard winter all across the country.

I had to mention that I have three of those water containers.

I am currently draining one at a time so I can remove them from the framework and pressure wash the interior. Algae has grown over the past few years. I intend to paint the outside with an opaque paint to prevent that in the future.

I don't know if that would be a problem in your area but wanted to mention it before you got it connected and filled.

Look forward to following your greenhouse installation as well. Happy Spring!
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Jul 23, 2018 8:29 AM CST
Name: Craig B
Mid-Atlantic Md (Zone 7b)
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Sorry for the very long delay in responding. Had several issues arise and time just flew by. I understand the algae issue. Had a little of that in my 4 - 55 gallon drums. This drum will not see sunlight until around 3 o'clock and I think I will experiment with goldfish. Need to read up on that but have read a couple pieces about how they clean the algae. Just have to empty the tanks each fall given their wastes. Not sure on that yet but I need to research what can be done about algae a little more. Have read some about putting boards over the top of it and attaching them to the frames to shade the unit more. We shall see.
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