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    …* 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 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…
    …into your pond. * Limitations of Water Features – Most water gardens rely solely on waterfalls fountains or spitters to circulate and aerate the water. These units can be effective; however they are only adding oxygen to the top portions of the water. This leaves many areas of the pond…
    …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 be overwintered inside when water temperatures dip below 60° Fahrenheit because he'll…
    …and hydrogen sulfide which is that lovely rotten egg smell. In the spring and during strong weather events the water column turns over; the anaerobic layers on the bottom rise to the top bringing with it all those foul-smelling odors. Melting ice releasing all those gases at once can help make a big…
    …create uniform circulation and simply pump small amounts of the cool nutrient-rich water from the bottom of your pond to the top. This is the equivalent of adding fertilizer to your pond. This can result in additional algae growth odors and even fish kills. This can all be especially true during the…
    …types of debris they target. Suspended Debris PondClear is designed to clean the water from the top down. It contains beneficial bacteria that devours excess nutrients that are suspended in the water which feed algae. The floating material may also cause your pond or lake to appear cloudy. The…
    …for use with pond chemicals. This sprayer features a wide-mouth fill top that minimizes accidental spills a brass corrosive-resistant nozzle and a high-pressure tank that allows you to spray hard to reach weeds and algae. It is important to invest in a separate sprayer just for pond treatments.…
    …They prefer quiet weedy waters and are fairly tolerant of pollution turbidity and low oxygen levels. They can tolerate temperatures as high as 104 degrees F - which is unusually high for a North American minnow - and they nosh on zooplankton insects plants and algae. Predators include trout and…
    …spawn peacefully. A good fish habitat or fish structure in shallow waters will provide baitfish with hiding places as well as areas for algae plankton and other food sources to grow. Adding fish habitat structures in deeper water nearby will provide hiding and hunting locations for your larger fish.…
    …also be suspended in the water column causing your pond to look murky. By reducing the muck and excess nutrients increasing 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 provide enough aeration. Why? Proper pond aeration is achieved when the entire body of water circulates at the same time. Fountains draw water from the top of the water column only so the water that is deeper than the 6-foot mark remains untouched and oxygen-deprived. Subsurface aeration…
    …this nutrient-rich water to water nearby plants or gardens. Remove heavy and large debris such as leaves and twigs from the pond by hand. With the large debris cleared you can easily access the rocks with a power washer to remove algae muck and other build-ups. Start from the top of the pond such as…
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