Algae can be a major problem in your pond. Algal growth can occur naturally, but it is more likely to be caused by pollution from excess nutrients or fertilizer runoff. In either case, algae can be removed with a variety of methods. It’s important to remember that a healthy ecosystem requires balance and managing your pond properly will help keep this balance intact. If you notice too much algae growing in your pond, there are several steps you can take to reduce its growth or even eliminate it altogether.
Identify What Type of Algae Present
The first step is to identify what type of algae are present so that you know which method will work best for removing it from your pond environment. There are several different kinds of algae which occur in ponds: beard algae, blue-green algae, brown algae and fibrous algae (which includes stringy or threadlike strands) as well as floating algae which consists of single cells connected together in groups called colonies.
Clean Pond Regularly
To prevent this from happening, it’s important to set up more plants in your pond and clean both your filter and the bottom of your pond regularly. You should also make sure your fish aren’t being overfed and that they’re eating all of their food within a few minutes—if they’re not doing this, you should reduce how much food you give them until they learn to eat it all quickly.
When you do have an algae problem, you should remove as much of it as possible by hand. Or with a net before it becomes too large to remove easily. The best way to do this is by using two nets one on each side of the plant and pulling tightly. So that you don’t break off any roots when removing them from the soil.
The first step in fighting algae is to test the water, and then use those results to diagnose your specific problem. To get started, you’ll need a pond test set. The most important values can determined using a pond test set: pH , GH and CH value. Consult a London Specialist Algae removal.
Check Pond environment Regularly
For the pond environment in particular, the pH value is important. Because it gives us information about the CO2 content of the water. If in the morning the pH value is relatively low (pH 7-8) and measured in the evening relatively high. Then your pond environment is functioning properly—plants will be growing well, and your water will be clear. To raise your pH level over time, you should focus on activating microorganisms. By applying bottom substrate or bacteria, as well as setting pond plants that won’t rely on floating plants. Or water lilies for CO2 supply but instead will provide their own CO2 through photosynthesis. Peat granulate can expedite the decrease in pH value.
A London Specialist Algae removal can get rid of algae by treating it with an algae-fighting product. And then adjusting the way you feed your fish and maintain your water quality. You’ll need to do this for about six months before the algae gone for good. But if you want to solve the algae problem permanently. We recommend looking into equipment that works according to the mineralization principle or getting an ultraviolet light filter. These options will kill off any floating algae, germs and mold. In your water garden, leaving things clean and clear for good!