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Identify Algae

    …and algae so it is not always necessary to identify the exact weed but to just determine the class of weeds it belongs to. Weed Classification * Algae: Algae is a cellular plant that is a common nuisance with no distinguishable leaves or root system. Referred to as string algae or pond scum is algae
    …splash of color to your pond.Plecostomus: Why not put your fish to work for you! The plecos is an omnivorous fish that will actually eat your string algae (as well as leftover fish food and other scraps). In a pond sucker fish can grow up to 2 feet long. Because he is a tropical fish he will need to…
    Algae is a result of an imbalance in your pond's ecosystem. When too many nutrients caused by decomposing plant material fish waste or other debris build-ups in your water garden algae will flourish because the nutrients act as a fertilizer. Identifying the underlying problems that are causing algae
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  • …is easily identified by its strong musky odor when crushed and the gritty texture due to calcium deposits on the plant. Algae Pros and Cons Surprisingly algae has many benefits: The tiny plants feed fish and make great homes for micro- and macro-invertebrates like bugs and worms. But algae has its…
    …have to deal with algae or weed growth at some point in time but treatment options will vary depending on the type of plant size of treatment area what the pond is used for and location. Assess the Situation Before getting started identify what lives in your pond. Is it an algae floating submerged…
    …If duckweed has not completely taken over your water surface you may notice algae growth mixed in with the weeds – in which case you will need to treat the algae first. Pro tip: Propeller will control both algae and duckweed. Long Term: For long-term control a herbicide like fluridone which…