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Old 07-10-2003, 04:09 PM
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My pond pics-How do I get rid of string alage?

Heres a pic of my pond. Anyone else know what to use besides S.A.B to get rid of alage? I've tried and tried to get rid of it, and Aquashade just aint cuttin it.
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Old 07-10-2003, 04:11 PM
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:37 PM
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I would try putting a fountain in the middle, a commericial grade one maybe and just let it run pretty much all the time and that should help move the water and stop the alage from building up
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:43 PM
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:41 PM
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Too bad the pond's not spring fed. Algae occurs and builds up when there is no water movement. Get the water circulating somehow........should clear up.
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Old 07-11-2003, 12:56 AM
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I know you've probably heard this already. Try not feeding tour fish too much, add plants, and add a barley mat to the filter.


I don't like the looks of aquashade. Mainly because it's blue! I've only put in 1 pond so far, so this advise is not from experience. They are getting string alge, but they say they are only feeding them 2-3 times a day.

You have raved about Aquascape before; Experiment!

Hey by the way, have you been to one of the Parade of Ponds yet?
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Old 07-14-2003, 10:45 PM
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This pond doesnt even have a filter. Weve got 5 acres, and the pond and the house are on totally opposite ends of the property. So, no power for a filter. However, occasionally I do take my 2 gas semi trash pumps out there to arieate the water. We dont feed the fish but once a week (if that) becasue its away from the house and out of sight. Like they say "Out of sight, out of mind". So, I dont really think its food that I have to worry about. This is what is stumping me. me!
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Old 07-14-2003, 10:49 PM
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As a matter of fact, i think my pond IS spring fed. Seems like when I swim in it, it has really,REALLY warm spots, and really ice cold spots, and its where the sun is too, so its not becasue of shade. But as you can see in the background, its swamp-11.52 Acres of swamp to be exact too.
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Old 07-14-2003, 10:52 PM
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You have raved about Aquascape before; Experiment!

Hey by the way, have you been to one of the Parade of Ponds yet?
I might try some sab, but i'm picky abut spending money on stuff i havent tried yet. I havent gone to a parade of ponds yet, want to really bad, just havent had one close to us yet, and not enough time to.
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Old 07-16-2003, 03:20 AM
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Copper sulfate,


Get the producuct from your local co-op.

Make sure you read the application rates.

Treat your pond by half................or even by thirds.............

If you don't............you may sacrifice all the fish you have.
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