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Saturday, June 9, 2007

String Algae

Our pond is full of string algae, were are putting everything in. Can you help? -Daniel

You can try adding Bentonite to your pond. It forces the string algae to detach itself from the sides of your pond. You can also do large water changes, they will lower the amount of Nitrate in your pond (Nitrate is fertilizer for string algae). Maybe try cutting back a little on the Koi food a little.

If your pond was installed by a landscaper and it has rock on the bottom, remove the rock. Fish waste, uneaten food, ect. gets trapped in between the rock and becomes fertilizer for the string algae.

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