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It’s all about the fish. Though it’s an inconvenience to you, treating your lake or pond’s weeds and algae in sections is critical for the health of your underwater inhabitants. Those herbicides and algaecides deplete the oxygen in the pond, creating a stressful environment for the fish. Partitioning the treatments keeps oxygen levels safe while minimizing the stress.
Algae-Off algaecide can control string algae in ponds, streams, and waterfalls and it's safe for fish and plants.
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GreenClean Tablets are the simplest way to achieve a clean and clear water feature. With just a few tablets, your ornamental pond or fountain can look its best. GreenClean Tablets can be used in any season as a regular part of your algae control program. Apply early in the spring to prevent algae growth before it starts. Apply throughout the summer and fall as part of a preventative algae program to keep ponds clean and healthy. GreenClean Tablets can be used in ornamental ponds, water gardens, fountains or any water feature where algae control is required. With the same tried-and-true formula as GreenClean Granular Algaecide, GreenClean Tablets are vital to any maintenance program. GreenClean Tablets are an alternative to copper based algaecides that can harm fish and the environment. Each container of GreenClean Tablets comes with a scoop for easy application. A single scoop will treat up to 200 gallons of water. To kill off the remaining algae, use a pond algaecide safe for fish and plants. We have found Algae Fix to be the most effective and safe for ornamental ponds.
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#4 – Read the Product Label
Different algaecides have different active ingredients, inert ingredients and specifications, so always read your product’s label for appropriate protective equipment and application rates. Pay special attention to warnings concerning water use and restrictions in ponds used for irrigation, drinking and swimming, as well as in ponds that house certain types of fish. If you have trout, which are sensitive to copper-based treatments, test the carbonate hardness levels and ensure they are above 50 ppm prior to treatment. If they’re above that, use another treatment, like , that contains no copper.The first thing to know when treating your pond is the size of you pond in gallons. This is imperative, as over dosing algaecides can kill ornamental plants, frogs, snails, and even fish. Under dosing, while not harmful, is wasteful and will obviousle make the product less effective in combatting the algae. If you are not sure of how many gallons your pond holds, there are many formulas to help you determine the volume. Rectangular ponds use the formula Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.5, Circlular ponds Width x Depth x 70.5. Make sure that all of your measurements are in feet. Oddly shaped or angular ponds may be a little tricky, but generally you want to calculate using the surface area x the average depth. Once you have the volume of your pond calculated, simply follow the directions based on the manufacturers suggested doses.I have a 7000 gallon fish pond with more than 70 Koi fish. I am faced with the problem of algae, and it is spreading very quickly. The walls of the fishpond are marble. One man advised me to put salt into the fish pond to control the algae. Is that true? Algaecide for fish ponds is very difficult to buy, and could not be found. How can I control the algae without damage to the fish? By from Yangon, MyanmarA. Yes, absolutely. Many algaecides remove algae through intense oxidization which in a nut-shell sucks the oxygen right out of the water where it has made contact with the algaecide. If there is an overdose far too much oxygen can be used up in the oxidization process and can suffocate your fish and even cause instant death if the overdose is severe enough. But don’t let this scare you algaecides remain a very effective way to control algae in man-made ponds and most are completely safe for aquatic life if you just follow the manufacturer’s instructions.