- Excess Nutrients from over feeding.
- To much sunlight.
- Overcrowded Pond
Having to much sunlight can make getting rid of pond algae difficult because this is a harder thing to control. Using lily pads will help reduce surface area that sun rays can reach as well as using a slanted roof or shelter to block sun rays. Also using a blue pond tint can also help reflect the sun.
Overcrowding the pond is a huge problem usually since no one truly knows how many to add to their pond. I believe with you should use goldfish for any pond under 300 gallons. Goldfish only reach a foot compared to koi growing to 2-3 feet long. I go with the general rule of one koi per 40 gallons on ponds bigger thn 300 gallons. Then one goldfish per 30 gallons in a pond. Also using pond liners are the easiest way to know the size of your pond.
Products For Getting Rid Of Green Water Pond Algae.
This is a great algae fighter the Large Pond Cleaner ball, this is great for large ponds that need excess nutrients and sludge picked up. The 6in. disposable/recyclable plastic sphere is loaded with a beneficial bacteria and enzyme blend, designed to treat the real problem of ponds and small lakes that have excess nutrients problems. Patented time-release system releases daily doses of bacteria and enzymes that help keep sludge and algae blooms under control for a easy way of getting rid of pond algae. It's safe for humans, pets, fish and plants. This ball works great, I have had alot of success with this.
Pond No More Algae for a clear water pond.
Pond No More Algae is a great product that kills algae in your pond. It also slows the growth of algae which helps you fight off green water in your pond with out a whole lot of difficulty. Also makes a good preventative for your pond. Also using half the dose will rid your algae problem but just not as fast.
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Using Barley Pads or Balls To Fight Algae:
This ball is preloaded with all natural bacteria and enzyme blend that takes away excess nutrients, sludge and ammonia, finding a ammonia removercanbe difficult, also ammonia is one of the main problem causers this helps in improving water quality and clarity. A patented timed-release system incubates and releases beneficial bacteria and enzymes 24-7 for 30 days. Each sphere treats up to 12,500 gallons. Being all-natural, you can't overtreat. PRO formula works effectively in water from 31° to 100°F.It's made from a corn-based polymer; after 30 days you can throw it away. Replace the sphere every once a month. Remember being all natural it doesn't happen over night like chemicals, but all natural will last longer in getting rid of algae it requires 4-6 weeks to achieve water improvement. Most effective in ponds with pH level between 6.0 and 8.2.
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