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pond algee
« on: May 17, 2010, 02:55:58 PM »

every time i winter my pond i is full of aslge in the summer we have to take the fish out and presure wash the liner it is that bad. during the summer we never  have a alge problem. ther water is 75% cover in the summer. the pond is

25  feet long by 20 feet wide and 5 feet deep at the deepest part. all the fish last the winter for 5 years now. but it is full of alge any tips thanks

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Re: pond algee
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 03:24:17 PM »

Is the water in the pond like a green soup?  Do you know what type of algae it is? Plankton algae makes the water turn green.   This  type of algae depends on two main things for growth,  sunlight and nutrients.   You can decrease the amount of sunlight available to the algae by adding more aquatic plants such as water hyacinths and water lilies. Nutrients in the water can come from water runoffs , fish wastes, decomposing plants, leaves, etc.,  and uneaten fish food.  If you see leaves fall into the pond , you can use a net to get  them out before they sink to bottom and start decaying and releasing nutrients into the water for the algae to feed on. Also increasing the biological filtration and the amount of beneficial bacteria  in the pond will help to remove the excess nutrient available for the algae to feed on. 
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Re: pond algee
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 12:00:05 PM »

Everything in the springtime blooms, flowers, leaves and algae!  You can add algae remover for ponds.  I use a product by Jungle.  Usually when the plants in your pond start growing again they will steal the nutrients from the algae and your algae will diminish considerably. I don't think the fish mind the algae as much as we do and it is a great first food for any baby goldfish that might hatch in your pond. Smiley
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