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Floating Algae Mats

    …great enough. * Filamentous Algae are long threads that grow from the bottom up and intertwine to form mats. Most commonly called pond scum or string algae the mats will often float to the surface of the pond and will not break apart in your hand. The floating algae can easily cover the entire…
    …as much of the dead debris with a pond tool before it turns into muck. Mechanical Control Pond skimmers and rakes with floats are best to rake or skim off floating weeds and algae from the surface of the water. A Weed Cutter and Weed Raker can remove emergent weeds like phragmites or the roots can…
    …for algae to grow. You can block that sunlight by covering your water with water lilies or other floating plants; we recommend shading 40-60% of your pond's surface area. Another benefit to adding plants is that they also use the nutrients in the pond making fewer available for algae to use.
    …Before you can make a plan for treating the different types of algae you have to know what type you are trying to destroy. Know Your Algae Algae comes in two basic forms: planktonic and filamentous. * Planktonic algae is the floating microscopic vegetation that is the source of the pea soup type of…
    …as food floats by. Midge flies lay their eggs in water preferring it to be still clear dark and safe from critters like fish and frogs that nosh on the larvae when they emerge. To protect themselves the bloodworms actually create and live in tiny half-inch tubes they build from mud algae and other…
    …turned green. Green water is caused by microscopic algae floating throughout the pond. Even with proper filtration and regular use of Nature's Defense® and Muck Defense® beneficial bacteria some ponds are naturally more predisposed to algae blooms – especially if they get full sun or…
    …your electricity costs and keeps a hole open in your pond.Aquatic Plants – Natural algae control. Aquatic plants are a key part of a balanced pond. They feed on processed fish waste and help reduce algae blooms. Fish waste (before it goes through filtration) can be toxic to aquatic life.…
    floating and submerged plants also absorb excess nutrients in the water and shade the pond's surface which can help prevent algae attacks and protect your fish from hungry herons and raccoons. Here are the various types of aquatic plants: * Floating Plants: Water Hyacinth Frogbit and other floating
    …will treat a 100-square foot pond for approximately four-to-six months. Bales do tend to become messy and may contribute to algae problems if large amounts remain floating in the pond so be sure to keep the straw well-aerated and contained in near your waterfall stream or in shallow water if…
    …collecting smaller debris. The PondSkim™ Debris Skimmer is a great tool to collect floating debris like algae duckweed leaves or dead vegetation. A ¼ inch mesh net hangs down from a 5-foot wide float to clear a large section of the pond in one swipe. The included 24-foot rope can also…
    …surface floating plants providing other sources of shade and double checking that you have enough circulation will help to ensure it does not remain and continuing issue.Did You Recently Treat Your Pond? You must be careful when treating your pond especially pea green water or planktonic algae
    …good way to introduce a place for fish to hide and for algae to grow. Piles of boulders or concrete blocks can act as fish attractors for a variety of fish as well as provide a healthy medium for beneficial bacteria and tasty string algae to flourish. Use large boulders in your pond fish habitat…