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ossettred"Algae and blanket weed" 2:33am Monday 8th Apr
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My new pond is starting to develop algae and blanket weed any advice on the best way of controlling please?
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"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 4:56am Monday 8th Apr


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I would say shade and regular water changing will help.

Regards Jim
ossettred"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 3:49pm Monday 8th Apr
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Thanks Jim
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"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 5:40am Monday 8th Apr


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Shaun,
I would treat with a good treatment such as Columbo algisin as soon as it starts.

Shade will help in future if practical .


Tony


ossettred"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 8:19pm Monday 8th Apr
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Thanks Tony, shade is difficult in a South facing garden
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"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 5:19am Tuesday 16th Apr


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I'm South facing and have a large surface area:volume ratio and after struggling with algae erected a pergola over part of the pond and placed black gardeners shade/wind netting over the top. This made a big difference enabled me to drop the size of UV from 110W to 55W.

I've tried various blanket weed treatments and reverted back to Cloverleaf Blanket Answer as the best/most consistent.

Andy.C.
ossettred"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 5:00am Wednesday 17th Apr
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Thanks Andy
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"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 7:33am Tuesday 9th Apr


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Shaun,
It might be a recurring problem for you, don't wait for it to become a big problem at the first signs knock it back with a suitable treatment. Sometimes if you have let it get hold you may have to retreat(follow manufacture's directions).

Some people find that changing the treatment every couple of years is more effective (don't know the science but the blanket weed seems to adapt to be immune to the treatment, some people find).

The treatment that I use has worked for several years and I don't see the need to change yet .

Be very careful to follow manufactures instructions many people have had problems with blanket weed treatments.



Tony


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"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 5:13am Wednesday 17th Apr


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Lots of nitrate and phosphate can cause algae to go mad.

Cloverleaf blanket answer used to be good but I think they changed the formula a couple of years again.

Kusuri gold is a decent algae treatment.

As already mentioned, shade is very helpful.


Laura

ossettred"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 2:48am Saturday 20th Apr
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Thanks Laura
craig b"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 4:32am Thursday 18th Apr
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The best stuff around in my opinion is Aquasource Resolve, no clouding of the water and works a treat. No mixing or measuring out I just sprinkle a good dose of it around the pond walls and as it falls through the water it will stick to the walls of the pond a bit too. Great stuff


Craig
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"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 3:18am Friday 19th Apr
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I must be lucky don’t seem to get it thank goodness.
As Craig said Aquasoure Resolve is recommended by one or two of our members.

Glenn.
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ossettred"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 2:41am Yesterday
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Update on my algae and blanket weed, I decided to go with a natural product and its working a treat.I purchased a small bail of barley straw, I wasn't convinced it would would work but after 3 weeks the algae and blanket weed are gradually reducing .
stevo8003"RE: Algae and blanket weed" 5:49am Saturday 1st Jun
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I have major issues when it starts but have found cloverleaf pretty good. Also check your UV I didn’t know when I first started that you’re supposed to change the tube annually (duh..)


4000 gallon (shortly doubling in size), pressure fed through 2 x yamitsui 55 UV's, to a Kockney Koi KF 20,000 multibay.


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