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Pond scum
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Rhonda    Posted 07-01-2002 at 16:14:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HELP! I've been invaded my gross pond scum.
And also some reddish/brown stuff is skimming all over my pond. Any Ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

screaminghollow    Posted 07-01-2002 at 20:43:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
1. putting copper sulfate in a pond in PA is considered a form of pollution, which can get you fined.
2, there are some ponde treatments out there, but very expensive.
3. throw an intact bale of barley straw in the pond. It contained some kind of bacteria that eats, kills most pond scum.

Monika Evanshine    Posted 05-26-2003 at 18:02:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
there is brown stuff floating on the top of my pond water that is really stringy looking. Im not sure if it is good for my pond or bad... please help me.....

Burrhead    Posted 07-01-2002 at 19:25:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
The only thing I ever found to kill the scum is Blue Stone (copper sulphate) it cuts the oxygen off to the plants and kills them.

If you use Blue Stone just do 1/2 your pond at a time. The fish will go to the untreated end and survive. Then in a few days do the other end of the pond and the fish do fine.

cornfused    Posted 07-01-2002 at 19:48:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
How do you kill coonstail? That may not be the right name but it is common here, long stems and round foliage. Copper sulfate and aqua shade have had no effect on it.

Burrhead    Posted 07-01-2002 at 19:59:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
we may have it by another name but I don't know coontail. I don't know if it would be like our cattail.

Round Up will kill cattail.

cornfused    Posted 07-01-2002 at 20:10:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not like cattails, these are in the water growing up from the bottom as much as 10 feet. The tops stay just below the surface unless the water level drops. Maybe I'll get a picture and post it sometime.

Burrhead    Posted 07-01-2002 at 20:37:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
okay. I'm racking my head but can't think of anything like that here.

charlie    Posted 08-02-2004 at 12:58:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
i'm guessing that what you have isnt coonstail(hornwort) but probably something like an elodea, or an egeria

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