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Do It Yourself Pond Algae Control

By Edited Mar 13, 2016 0 0

Pond algae control is necessary for anyone who has a pond. It is a way to keep the aquatic life of the pond healthy. This issue is predominant to new pond owners.

One of the reasons for the presence of algae is the ratio of plants and animals in the pond. The presence of algae means there are too many nutrients present in the water and these are from fish food, fish waste, and other organic matter compounded with direct sunlight and low oxygen levels.

One has to know what kind of algae is present in the pond to know the corresponding algaecide. A good water filter system can also help in pond algae control so aside from the water circulating in the pond. Algaecides are good with smaller ponds but an aeration system is needed for bigger ponds rather than spending on constant algae treatment.

There are also bacteria and enzymes beneficial to the pond, not only does it reduce odors but it also gives the fish a healthy life. Debris build up at the bottom of the pond is normal as long as it is not more than 1/4 inches thick, otherwise, physical removal will be required.

Sometimes, a net is used to remove some algae. If algae are too thin to be removed by a net, a vacuum can be used. The best practices for pond algae control without much spending is to keep a steady number of fish that your pond can hold, install a high quality pond filter and give it time to work as it may take months, choose the right type of aquatic plants.

Underwater plants remove excess nutrients while surface plants are used for floaters and shades. Sometimes no matter how clean an owner maintains a pond, there are uncontrollable factors that cannot be avoided, there are always chemicals, and machines that can help maintain the pond and keep the aquatic life healthy.

Another article you may want to read - Building a pond on your own.

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