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String Algae Bacteria



    …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 surface of the pond if left untreated. * Chara is an advanced form of algae and has gray-green branched multicellular algae. Chara has…



    …type of tiny algae feeds fish and help to shade the pond's bottom – helping to prevent subsurface nuisance plants from growing. In uncontrolled amounts however, planktonic algae can deplete the dissolved oxygen into the pond leading to a fish kill. * Filamentous (string) algae is comprised of…



    Green water and string algae are a common problem for many pond hobbyists. 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 up in your water garden, algae will flourish because the nutrients…



    …Selecting a chemical will depend on what type of algae you are looking to treat. For fine planktonic algae that causes green water, Algae D-Solv™ or other liquid chemicals will be your best bet. If you are fighting filamentous (string) algae, then a granular form, such as AlgaeOff®, is…



    …to introduce a place for fish to hide and for algae to grow. Piles of boulders or concrete blocks placed individually or in clusters can attract a variety of fish, not to mention providing a healthy medium for beneficial bacteria and tasty string algae to flourish. Use large boulders in your pond…



    …can still accumulate and lead to algae growth. Regularly using a beneficial bacteria, such as FeatureClear™, will be an essential part of keeping your water clean. Beneficial bacteria gobble up fine organic debris that discolors your water or feeds string algae. Proactively managing your water…