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Toxic Algae

    …it is toxic? When in doubt it is best to keep yourself children and your pets out of water that is stagnant or contains severe amounts of algae. There is no way to know for sure if an algae bloom is toxic just by looking at it. If you suspect your waterbody is showing warning signs of a toxic algae
    …a pond or lake they will be adding waste - something that can cause an algae bloom pH shift and potential fish kill. Adding an aeration system and beneficial bacteria like those found in the ClearPAC® Plus will decrease toxic gases increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water and prevent…
    …leaching into drinking/ground water. Instead you need 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…
    …cost-effective way to keep pond and lakes clean clear and healthy. The system works in two stages: Reactive and Proactive Reactive Approach Weed and Algae growth generally become problematic for pond owners when the oxygen levels have decreased and nutrients levels of fertilizer runoff or decaying…
    …hole open in your pond.Aquatic Plants – Natural algae control. Aquatic plants are a key part of a balanced pond. They feed on processed fish waste and help reduce algae blooms. Fish waste (before it goes through filtration) can be toxic to aquatic life. However once filtered fish waste becomes…
    …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. Using lawn and garden chemicals in the same sprayer that you use on your pond can add toxic material into the pond that can potentially harm your fish…
    …the fry are developing. Perform regular water changes and use The Pond Guy Stress Reducer Plus when adding new water to remove any chlorine and toxic heavy metals from your tap or well water. Be sure you are adding pond salt to the water to keep fish stress down and also help prevent diseases.Keep…
    …decompose and as it does gasses will be released into the water column. Moreover those excess nutrients act as a fertilizer and will fuel winter algae growth. During these frigid months of the year keeping the pond oxygenated and keeping a hole open in the ice means the difference between life and…
    …right. If your aeration system is not sized correctly you could risk reducing the oxygen levels and building up toxic gas in the water resulting in an increased chance of fish kills algae blooms and thick pond muck - not something you want in your pond. We offer aeration options for ponds of all…