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Re: [Live-foods] OT probably - daphnia pond legal situation

Sorry this is a few days late, my email was bouncing!

Hi Chuck

I would let it go.  He wasn't intentionally causing you harm and it does a
culture good to be refreshed once in a while, it gets the mulm out!

I bet if you fill the tub back up, pee in it a couple times to get green
water going and put any dried up duck week and maybe a little soil from
where he dumped it the daphnia will show up.

If not I'll send you a start for the price of shipping.

Best Fishes

-----Original Message-----
From: live-foods-bounces at actwin_com [mailto:live-foods-bounces at actwin_com]
On Behalf Of IndyEsox at aol_com
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 11:25 AM
To: live-foods at actwin_com
Subject: [Live-foods] OT probably - daphnia pond legal situation

I have had a daphnia pond on the side of my front porch for the last two or

three years.  It is about 80 gallons and is above ground.  I've  cultured it

with old aquarium water and calcium and fed the daphnia.  The  culture was 
thriving.  There was a solid mat of duck weed on the  surface.  
In August I had the roof replaced.  The Mexican crew removed three  layers
roofing, tore off the deteriorated decking and replaced the decking  and 
roofing.  By coincidence, the worst part of the whole house was the 10'
right above the pond.  They were rough but did a fine job on the  roof.
dropped some old shingles and decking in the pond which I  removed.  Nothing

Yesterday the gutter guy put up new gutters.  The old gutters were  gone on 
that side of the house, all he had to do was install new ones and put  the 
screen on top.  Since the ladders would be at an angle anyway, there is  no
the pond should have been in the way.  
The short story is he claims he fell in the pond and decided to empty it
move it.  He stated that he thought is was just full of rain  water.  I had 
not checked that side of the home and he was the one who  brought it up to
on the phone this morning.  I have since found  neighbors who witnessed him 
doing it.  
The pond is dry as a bone.  The culture is destroyed and the algae  growing 
on the sides is dried.  
Frankly, I am upset and am trying to put this in to perspective.  I  want to

decide what the damages are and decide a course of action.  I am  not paying

him until I sort this out.  I see no justification for him  moving the pond
all.  Everyone's thoughts and opinions are  welcome.  
Chuck Church
Indianapolis, Indiana   USA

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