Posts Tagged ‘pond scum’

HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 12th, 2016 | 2 Comments on HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

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Hey pond keepers we all have to deal with string algae in your koi pond and water garden at some point. String algae happens to the best of us be if a big pond or small pond, a professionally installed pond or the backyard DIY pond. String algae in your koi pond and water garden is nothing new, nothing unusual, and nothing to be ashamed of; so let’s talk about it. Let’s talk algae, shall we?

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THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 3

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 27th, 2012 | 2 Comments on THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 3

Let’s fight back…

For all these types of pond algae that we have to deal with there are solutions. Some solutions are very general and will help work on all 3 pond algae types, while other issues may require a very targeted solution to the issue. There are not many treatments or types of equipment that will eliminate algae growth in your koi pond or water garden; and those that can eliminate algae growth may not be very healthy for your fish or desirable aquatic plants. A naturally balanced pond through proper filtration and management will have clear water on its own.

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THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 2

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 26th, 2012 | 7 Comments on THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 2

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Let’s go deeper…

 

Green water*, is probably the most common pond algae issue that pond and water garden owners face at sometime and thankfully one that can be eliminated! Green water is not necessarily bad for fish or the overall health of the pond, but it sure is not what we’re hoping for when our ponds were installed. The shades of green water can vary from a deep green/black to a bright lime green color.

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THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 1

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 25th, 2012 | 2 Comments on THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 1

It grows almost everywhere on the planet. It provides food and shelter. It can live in peaceful symbiosis or quickly kill its host. It can reproduce at stunningly fast rates turning the surrounding environment red, blue, brown, and green. It can glow at night. It can float freely and sporadically or attach itself to a surface; overwhelming every square inch of it. It can stand taller than a building or be microscopic in stature. It can appear as a primitive animal type or as a plant. It has numerous genus and species that have been around 400 million years. It is in our oceans and our freshwater systems. It is in our drinking water, swimming pools, and our backyard ponds and water gardens. All pond owners have to deal with it at some time or another, in some way or another. “It”, is algae.new jersey green water

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BARLEY STRAW FOR YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 8th, 2011 | 5 Comments on BARLEY STRAW FOR YOUR POND

Barley Straw the newest old time remedy for algae control in modern ponds and water gardens!
Barley straw has gotten some good buzz in the pond industry the last few years as a natural remedy for algae control, but this “new” product actually has some history behind it,

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HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 18th, 2010 | 28 Comments on HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

The topic and problem of pond scum is an issue that at some time or another, likely affects all pond owners. The problem with trying to fix or even diagnose an issue of pond scum is that it is used as a very loose term and many people will refer to floating aquatic plants, weeds, or other floating material as pond scum.

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