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Old 06-12-2005, 11:00 AM
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pond algea?

What is a good way of keeping pond algea from growing all through the pond? I have drained and cleaned out the entire pond. Looked good for about two weeks crystal clear then the algea started now it is everywhere again
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:36 PM
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How many fish do you have, to amount of plants? Do you have a bio-filter? I have the same problem with my pond. I have too many fish for 1. the size of the pond, and 2. the amount of plant life to use up the nitrates.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:38 PM
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Copper sulfate..................
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:48 PM
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Copper sulfate..................
My mistake, should have read the forum. My ponds are 1 to 3-1/2 acres
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:48 AM
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if you recently drain and refilled your pond. it will have to re cycle and could take up to 8 weeks. IS the algae green hairy stuff or a brownish color?
Water changes of 10-% a week will help.
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:35 AM
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Small pond, no fish - ordinary household bleach will keep it clear. Small pond with fish, Cutrine-Plus will keep it clear.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:58 AM
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when adding chemicals to a pond its like putting a band aid on a broken arm. more plants, better filters, or more water changes.
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:02 PM
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Yes it's the green hairy type algea, and i have 5 fish 3 golds and 2 koi's ponds about 600 gallon. It looked great after cleaning.
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:34 AM
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start doing 10% a week water changes.. and make sure you get all that sludge at the bottom (if any)/// then treat it with dechlorinator, and fill er up.
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is it a gravel bottom pond?
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