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Types Of Algae

    …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…
    …Before treating it is important to understand the varieties of algae and where they live in an aquatic ecosystem before you treat your pond. The three most common types of algae found in large ponds or lakes are: * Planktonic Algae are floating microscopic plants that are suspended in the water…
    …for treating the different types of algae you have to know what type you are trying to destroy. Know Your Algae Algae comes in two basic forms: planktonic and filamentous. * Planktonic algae is the floating microscopic vegetation that is the source of the pea soup type of blooms that color your pond…
    …your filter is undersized you will likely continually battle algae.Filtration Options There are two types of filtration: mechanical and biological. Mechanical filters remove debris such as algae mats and leaves. Biological filters provide a place for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove…
    …unusually high for a North American minnow - and they nosh on zooplankton insects plants and algae. Predators include trout and bass.Creek Chub The creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) is another type of minnow that's found in the eastern United States and Canada. Growing up to 6 inches they…
    …Treatments 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®…
    Worried about toxic or harmful algae blooms? With all the talk in the news you may be on edge. Let's first assure you that algae blooms are a normal part of a healthy ecosystem and not all algae blooms contain harmful toxins. The algae blooms making headlines are from a type of cyanobacteria. Though…
    …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 sizes and shapes. Choosing the best…
  • Hydrothol® Granular Aquatic Algaecide & Herbicide 20 Pounds

    4.7

    (11 reviews)

    …control for submerged weeds and algae. Hydrothol even works where there is moving water such as a canal or bay area. Hydrothol can be used in combination in rotation or as an alternative to copper for control of algae. Dosage rates vary depending on what type of algae or weed is being treated and…
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    $109.99
  • API® AlgaeFix®

    4.3

    (60 reviews)

    Algae Instantly * Clear Green Water Algae * Remove Excess Organic Debris API® AlgaeFix® effectively controls many different types of green water algae string or hair algae and blanketweed in ponds that contain live plants and fish. API® AlgaeFix® for ponds will kill existing algae
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    $12.99 - 114.99
  • …to do if you get algae? If you do end up with an algae bloom in the summer make sure to use a product that is appropriate to the size of your pond and watch for additives that can be harmful to fish and snails. Always have vigorous aeration running when using any type of algae killer. Check out…
    …fish health provides a nutrient source for nuisance weeds and algae and can even affect how some products work. Dead vegetation also makes a great nesting area for muskrats leeches snakes and other pests. Many types of weeds and algae can spread by seeds or spores if the plant is shaken or if plant…