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Algae control pond with Bacta Clear
The smartest way to keep water quality high and ensure that water stays clear is to have bacteria in the form of Bacta Clear to add to the pond water. With 1 bottle of Bacta Clear you can keep a pond of up to 20,000 liters of water clean. Bacta Clear is easy to use and environmentally friendly.
Combating algae in the pond
A good biological balance reduces the chance for algae to proliferate in the pond. A good biological balance depends on a number of factors. This starts, of course, with proper pond construction. Simon has developed a roadmap with the 4 most important points for pond construction and the 6 most important points for pond design. By paying attention to the right location, depth and planting and adding bacteria at the right time, you will no longer need a filter or pump and the pond will keep itself in balance.
How do I combat algae in the pond?
Instead of asking yourself how to fight algae, you could also ask yourself how to prevent algae. You can save yourself a lot of misery with the following tips:
- Make sure the water does not heat up too much. Pay attention to pond placement and put water lilies in the pond. the large leaves of these beautiful pond plants reduce the sun's ability to warm the water.
- Make sure there are enough oxygen plants.
- Ensure adequate water hardness, algae grow well in soft water.
- Remove incipient algae growth from the pond manually, this will make it harder for the algae to spread.
- Make sure that no leaves fall into the pond in the fall. When these leaves decay in the pond, they provide food for the algae. A simple way to prevent this is to stretch a net over the pond in the fall.
- Make sure there are not too many fish in the pond. Too many fish produce too much waste, which also makes the pond water more nutritious to algae.
Combating floating algae
Combating floating algae in your pond? You can recognize floating algae in the pond to a green discoloration of the water. These single-celled organisms float through the water making the water cloudy.How do you make sure you don't suffer from floating algae?
- Ensure sufficient oxygen plants in the pond
- Use the right pond substrate
- Place aquatic plants that release CO2 such as water lilies and marsh plants
- Use pond planting clay. The extra minerals in the clay will increase water hardness.
Fortunately, when the damage has already been done and floating algae threatens to take over the pond, there are tools to combat these algae.
In this case, the use of a Pond Block is very effective. When using Pond Blocks (1 per 1,000 liters of water) the pond is free of algae after 10 days. Pond Blocks are not harmful to the plants and animals in the pond and very easy to use.
Combating thread algae
council algae in the pond? Thread algae can be recognized as green strings that can become quite rampant. Thread algae often form when the pond is biologically unbalanced. This can have several causes, such as too soft water or a lack of oxygen plants. The moment string algae get the upper hand, they can overgrow the plants present in the pond. Time to fight them so. By adding Bacta Clear, which consists of 2 strains of bacteria, to the water you ensure that the water is filtered in a natural way and that string algae have no chance to grow.
6 tips for controlling algae in the pond:
- Change about one-third of the pond water.
- Remove lazy plants and replace them as necessary.
- Remove silt that may have settled on the bottom of the pond.
- Make sure there are not too many fish in your pond.
- Reduce the amount of food for your fish for a while.
- If necessary, control the algae with the appropriate products.
Pond algae are single-celled plant organisms found throughout the water. Like aquatic plants, they absorb sunlight and produce oxygen for your pond. They are also a food source for many organisms in the water and are therefore very useful.