Have you struggled with pond algae problems over the years, wondering how to control it?
In these pages, we will address not only the different types of algae but give you some ways to fight algae naturally.
Algae is a primitive chlorophyll containing plant lacking roots, stems or leaves, ranging from one celled organisms to multi-cellular. It is capable of producing its own food thru the process known as photosynthesis.
Pond algae will discolor a pond very quickly but the real danger is that it will starve the pond of oxygen.
Algae growth occurs in any place that is wet because it is naturally occurring. Certain types of algae especially green water and string will inhabit a pond very quickly, if the pH is too high.
Not all algae is harmful to your pond. Planktonic algae is very beneficial to a healthy pond as a valuable food source. This is a free floating algae, but will cling to any surface of the pond and has a limited root system. You do not want too much of this algae because once the sun sets, photosynthesis also "sets" and the algae begin consuming oxygen.
If you keep fish, and the fish are growing larger, you will find fish and algae competing or what oxygen there is in the pre-dawn hours.
Another advantage of certain algae is that fish eat it.
Algae also absorbs ammonia, and provides shade.
Algae also clogs filters, changes the very pH levels that your are trying to keep balanced, and makes the pond look unclean.
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