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What Is String Algae



    …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 the entire surface of the pond if left untreated. * Chara is an advanced form of algae and has gray-green branched multicellular algae. Chara has…



    …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…



    …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…



    …* 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…



    …to introduce a place for fish to hide and for algae to grow. Piles of boulders or concrete blocks placed individually or in clusters can attract a variety of fish, not to mention providing a healthy medium for beneficial bacteria and tasty string algae to flourish. Use large boulders in your pond…