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    …What warning signs should you look out for? These blooms are often described as bright green in color and looking like spilled paint but can be found in a variety of colors as globs or even as a foamy scum. Generally these mats or films are thick and spread rapidly. What can you do to help keep…
    …on the earth including the Arctic Circle Mojave Desert and everywhere in between. So don't worry: The ones living in your pond - likely a type of green aquatic frog or bullfrog - can handle some cold or frozen conditions. Frogs are so good at the cold life in fact that portions of their bodies will…
    …that is a common nuisance with no distinguishable leaves or root system. Referred to as string algae or pond scum is algae that floats on top of the water in clusters turn the water green and is often treated by a liquid algaecide. Chara is algae that looks like a submerged weed but is easy to rake…
    …and often floats on the pond's surface in mats although it may emerge at the pond's bottom before floating to the surface or even turn the water green. Before treating it is important to understand the varieties of algae and where they live in an aquatic ecosystem. The three most common types of…
    …overabundance of fish waste and other organic material from leaves or previous algae blooms combined with excessive sunlight. Not only does all that green growth look unsightly it ruins your water quality and creates a headache for you and your fish. Before you can make a plan for treating the…
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