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Floating greenish brown clumps

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Kevjenty, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Kevjenty

    Kevjenty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    OK- pond put in last fall. No fish, plants, anything yet. 1600 gals with uv filter. Water stays very clear, however within the last month or so, a lot of "gobs" of greenish brown clumbs are forming. What do I do? I'm about to add fish and plants soon, but want to take care of this problem first. Pond has algae all over bottom , but other than that is clean- no leaves or anything-
    Thanks for the help!
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    If it in the sun you will have algae so fill it up with plant to shade it
  3. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    if you stop mooning me! :p

    It's just string algae. Your U/V won't do anything to stop it, since unlike suspended algae, it won't be sent through your U/V. It's normally a problem this time of year. Late winter, to early spring is when it's most likely to rear it's ugly head. If you make a veggie filter, like I told the guy in the last thread about, that will take care of the problem.

  4. Teiman

    Teiman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Copper sulfate or cutrine plus
    kills algae does not do much to vascular plants
    if dosed properly.
  5. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Will Copper sulfate or cutrine plus affect the fishies?

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