Simple methods to handle pond algae


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Managing pond algae may be initiated starting from the development of the pond. You can avoid the overgrowth and multiply of the algae by numerous techniques.

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Simple methods to handle pond algae

  1. 1. Managing pond algae may be initiated starting from the development ofthe pond. You can avoid the overgrowth and multiply of the algae bynumerous techniques. Quite a few are listed below:
  2. 2.  A slope created at the deepest point of the pond allows the gatheringof the particles at the base, which may be taken out effortlessly. A wall throughout the pond stops the access of run-off rainwater, thatmay enhance the pH level of the pond water. This will assist to regulatepond algae development. Refrain from applying limestone, marble or concrete in thedevelopment of the pond.
  3. 3.  Algae increase is common in freshly built ponds because of the highamount of nutrients, therefore, delay several days before putting fish.Fish can add to the nutrient content of the water. If you wish to handle pond algae, the pond must have at least depthof 24 inches, to prevent sunlight from accesing underneath. You canlayout the pond appropriately, to lessen the overgrowth of algae.
  4. 4.  You can eliminate the algae personally or with the aid of a pump ormaybe a soft brush. Put in a various aquatic plants to take the extranutrients. These plants must handle 50 % to 70% of the surface of yourpond. Water lilies, (blank) lettuce, (blank) hyacinth are great to providethe idea. You may also apply submerged plants like anacharis.
  5. 5.  Another method curb growth of pond algae is to put nitrifyingbacteria on the pond water. This bacteria can feast upon the nutrients,which are utilized by the algae for their cultivation. These bacteria canbe developed on rocks and plants. You may also give a pack of barleystraw to the pond. Barley straw helps maintain the water apparent andodor-free. You can preserve the straw sunken in water, but don’t let itsink to the base.
  6. 6.  Put some fish to the pond, which eat algae. This could also assist tomanage pond algae expansion somewhat. In this situation, youshouldn’t overfeed the fish. Lessen their feed, pushing them to go afterthe algae.
  7. 7.  A pond aerator or a fountain can boost the oxygen level of the pond,thus refreshing the bacteria, which will helps in lowering the algae.These equipment may also help in a improved flow of water and reducethe development of algae. Avoid using tap water to clean the pond or fora water replace. This can eliminate the beneficial bacteria too. Never optfor a full water change, which can cause a large rate of algae increase.Clean the bottom of the pond regularly.
  8. 8. Even so, a pond may need algae in a modest amount, but don’t let themdevelop unrestrained. This can decrease the oxygen level of the pond,which in turn kills the fish as well. Therefore, managing the increase ofalgae is essential for a balanced ecosystem of the pond.For more detailed information and useful ideas about pond treatment you canvisit True Pump – “ Your Pond Store”
  9. 9. True Pump & Equipment has been serving Denver since1972. All of their sales staff are pond owners and share yourpassion for water gardening! They have an extensiveknowledge of ponds, water features, aquatic plants and fishand they are here to put their experience and passion to workfor you. For more information on True Pump please call 800-999-9021 or visit SUPPLIES:Pond FiltersPond KitsPond LightsPond LinersPond PumpsPond SkimmersPond Treatment