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What Does Algae Look Like

    …sunlight. Not only does all that green growth look unsightly it ruins your water quality and creates a headache for you and your fish. Before you can make a plan 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…
    …make contact. Because algae does not have a defined root system it will just keep growing. So it is better to leave the algae as-is before treating. Test the Water Prior to selecting an algaecide check the water temperature pH and carbonate hardness. Some algaecides like Algae Defense work best when…
    …plan for you. When algae does appear how do I know if 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…
    …of it live in your filtration system you provide a lot of surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and grow. That's what makes it such a great filter media. It does have some drawbacks: * Clogged Holes: Over time the porous rock can become easily clogged with muck and debris. Once the holes…
    …warm-water fish like tetras danios or angelfish. In your pond the fish will overwinter just fine without a heater--even if temperatures drop below freezing. When selecting a de-icer make sure to check what the maximum pond size the unit is rated for. Each manufacturer recommendation does vary but in…