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What Is String Algae

    …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 forms: planktonic and filamentous. * Planktonic algae is the floating microscopic vegetation that is the source of the pea soup type of blooms that…
    …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 better since it will make…
    …oxygen depletion is great enough. * Filamentous Algae: Long threads that grow from the bottom up and intertwine to form mats. Most commonly called 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…
    Why is my pond green? It's a question we hear a lot from pond owners and the answer is algae. Green water and string algae are a common problem for many pond hobbyists. But what causes algae in ponds? Algae is a result of an imbalance in your pond's ecosystem. When too many nutrients caused by…
    …* 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…
    …young bullfrog tadpoles are herbivores that love to nibble on the string algae that forms along your rocks and under plants. Though they have been observed eating frog eggs (gasp!) and other newly hatched tadpoles the algae should keep them more than satisfied - at least until they become adults.…
    …different dyes protect and shade the pond the same way color choice is a matter of personal preference. However different shades are better suited to different environments so it is important to consider your pond's features and what looks natural in your surroundings. * Bright Blue Pond Dye: Do you…