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Pond alge
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mike hackwith    Posted 07-13-2002 at 11:52:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
this is my problem i have a pond (it came with the land) it has got thick algea and i cant use algea killer cause i have 2 springs on both sides o f the pond . any ideas ?


TB    Posted 07-13-2002 at 17:56:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most alge is triggered by sunlight if you could plant some shade trees to help shade the water may help.


Harold Goeking    Posted 07-13-2002 at 19:16:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had the same trouble with our pond. I got 6 Chinese carp and put in it. They are expensive ($8) each but they do a great job of eating the moss. Harold


rod altman    Posted 05-11-2004 at 16:24:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
where do we get the carp we live in northern Mich will they live under the ice?
we have pond scum or alge we sent samples to wisconsin they said it was colonial alge and no treatmet for it.We used the straw barley(we used wheat) and it helped some.....but now we are raking it and that is a big job the pond is 3/4 acre. we need help.


Mike    Posted 07-13-2002 at 12:34:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
You might try buying some grass carp. I put six in my pond and they have kept it pretty clean. I used to have a cattail problem but not anymore. It did take a few years though. Hope this helped.


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