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Question on pond algae...
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Doc    Posted 06-02-2004 at 14:40:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Has anyone here used Barley straw to control pond algae and if so how effective was it?

Bkeepr    Posted 06-02-2004 at 15:41:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've used it, works well. I use it in a mesh basket as part of a pre-filter for a pump. Without the straw, it takes several weeks to clear, with it the pond clears in about a week. Tried wheat straw, figuring there wouldn't be a difference, but it did not work as well with wheat.

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Burrhead    Posted 06-02-2004 at 14:48:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use bluestone its 100% effective and you don't have to wait all summer to see results.

toolman    Posted 06-02-2004 at 15:43:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
tell me more about this bluestone Burr will ya?

TB    Posted 06-02-2004 at 16:25:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Copper sulfate. yes I have herd it works. not sure about the cost or the dossage. Is prohibited in some areas whare it may enter a water way I think.
Hear is a site with several algaecides that may help you make a decission.

For a small pound such as yours 2700 gal it may be the way to go. Hope this helps.

toolman    Posted 06-02-2004 at 19:03:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks TB, i would only be using it for the one i made in the backl yard i wouldn,t use it in the big one at the back cause that runs into the lake then the river so the govt. people would be hunting me. thanks again.

Clipper....Yo Doc.....    Posted 06-02-2004 at 14:46:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Read this.....

Doc    Posted 06-02-2004 at 14:50:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Already read up on it just wanted to hear first hand experience from actual users. Thanks

Bob Mi    Posted 06-02-2004 at 15:36:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where do you get barley straw ? I don't think we grow barley in Mich.

Doc    Posted 06-02-2004 at 19:04:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the come back & info.

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