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How To Use Algae Defense

    …will lead to additional more severe algae blooms and muck accumulation. It is important that you keep adding beneficial bacteria such as Nature's Defense® or Muck Defense® to break this waste down. With a little staging and encouragement it's not too difficult to convince your koi to spawn.…
    Defense® and Muck Defense® feature beneficial bacteria that consume the excess nutrients and convert them into a harmless gas. Have an existing algae bloom in your water garden that needs treatment? Check out our article How to Choose an Algae Control for tips on managing existing algae
    …can use EcoBoost™ throughout the spring to give you a head start on pond season. * Algae Defense®: To be used only as needed this algae-destroyer treats troublesome floating filamentous algae bottom growing chara and the planktonic algae when it's green and growing. Use Algae Defense®
    to use products that are registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for aquatic use like Algae Defense® Aquathol® and Shoreline Defense® aquatic herbicides. Why the regulations? Read on for details.Environmental Protection The EPA registers products like herbicides for aquatic use
    …you don't have to wait for the barley straw to decompose it also acts faster than pellets and starts to work on contact. An 8-ounce container treats up to 4000 gallons for three months; a 16-ounce bottle treats up to 8000 gallons for three months. Your best defense against algae has always been…
    …will release nutrients into the water and may cause algae and water clarity issues. Here is a step-by-step approach on how to perform a spring clean-out. We recommend performing a spring clean-out once a year. A spring clean-out is designed to give your pond a fresh start which will translate into…
    …are designed to be used on a regular basis throughout the season. These products will eliminate excess nutrients in the water that algae would use for a food source cutting down the chance for algae to grow. The DefensePAC even has a product Seasonal Defense® to use in the early spring…
    …the vegetation using herbicides and algaecides before attempting to remove them will help prevent this and get you on your way to a clean pond. Contact ChemicalsSome chemicals like Algae Defense® and Ultra PondWeed Defense® need to make contact with the vegetation in order to kill it. Raking…
    …for string algae and other debris buildups. Using AlgaeOff® or Oxy-Lift™ Defense® is an effective way to clean up your feature. These fast-acting solutions use the power of oxygen to lift and wash away debris. For best results turn your pump off. This will allow the powder to get into…
    algae blooms.Choosing Your Media There are lots of options available so it can be difficult to determine which media to use and where to put it. Having a mix of filter media will be your best bet to making sure you are getting your mechanical and biological filtration. Below are some options to help…
    …fish into your pond to keep them safe. Throughout the first four to six weeks monitor ammonia and nitrite levels using a master test kit. Once the test indicates that your levels are safe the pond is ready for fish. Start by adding only a few small fish at first to see how well they do before adding…