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Spring Algae

    …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 is found in Airmax WipeOut is recommended. When applied in early spring
    …sludge which 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…
    …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 when the water…
    …Build-Up Solution: Leaves fish waste and other organic material accumulate in a pond. Cleaning your pond in the spring is a great step toward preventing algae blooms in ponds. Our spring pond care guide will help you through the process step by step. Throughout the season use a pond vacuum to help…
    …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 and fall when the water is below 50°F. Water Garden Aeration Kits…
    …gives them the nutrients they need to grow and add mass. In the spring and fall your fish will lack the digestive enzymes needed to break down their summer food so you will want to switch over to a wheat germ based diet like Spring & Fall Fish Food. This is a carbohydrate-heavy food that is…
    …variety of minerals including iron and magnesium that could affect your water's pH making it harder. Hard water can make it more difficult to treat algae blooms. * It's Heavy: They may be porous chunks of rock but hefting bags of it takes some strength – particularly when its wet and full of…
    …minimal algae and weed growth. New ponds typically remain in Stage 1 for 3 – 5 years. Stage 2 – Over time organic debris begins to accumulate and the pond becomes overabundant with nutrients. These excess nutrients become an effective plant fertilizer causing weeds and algae to grow…
    …survive. As the temperatures begin to rise in the spring their hearts will begin to beat again and they will begin to thaw. When they are once again mobile they will actively search for a place to mate. Spring Serenade With the official start of spring you will soon be serenaded by the assembly of…
    …oxygen and circulating the water you will improve your water quality and clarity. Additionally from pond water aeration you'll see a reduction in algae and weeds since there will not be as many nutrients to fuel their growth. 3. Aeration boosts dissolved oxygen levels Oxygen is needed from pond…
    …eventually stop feeding until spring when the water warms up. Only feed your game fish when the water temperature is above 50°F (10°C). When temperatures become colder fish are almost in a state of hibernation and will live off their stored body fat until spring. Once water temperatures are…
    …digest muck reducing nutrients and increasing the overall dissolved oxygen in the pond. Spring-Fed or Under Aerated A spring-fed pond is fed by a spring or groundwater which keeps the pond full. As the freshwater flows into the lake or pond from the underground aquifer the water does move somewhat.…
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