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Old 09-08-2011, 11:03 PM
janealvarado83 janealvarado83 is offline
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One way to minimize string algae is to create an unfavorable environment for your pond - that is, add more pond plants to keep away direct sunlight or reduce the number of fish to lessen the amount of waste (which blanket weed love). When I had this problem in my pond, I manually removed the bigger portions of the algae and then add beneficial bacteria. I used Aquascape's SAB. It pretty much did the trick. I don't have much algae problem anymore, though string algae do come back sometimes. Some people advise using UV lights. I still haven't tried it but I'm planning to. I hope it will be effective. The Pond Blog has a post on string algae that pretty much helped me out. Take a look:
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