Always love it.....Spring is coming..... String Algae


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Always the same every year......all the sudden in February string algae appears on my waterfall....... Probably would be in the pond but I have seven hungry Koi that hasn't been fed since early November...... They are scouring the whole pond for any algae...... Had a good winter all the kiddos did well and actually look bigger than last fall...... We are blessed and looking forward to sitting by the pond and feeding them
 
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I've had string algae on my waterfall all winter - the best sign that we haven't had our usual below freezing stretches like normal! Love seeing it because I know it's serving a great purpose in my pond when nothing else is growing!
 

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I have a bunch too since December. I got one of those pool vacs that runs off the garden hose, it gets the overgrown stuff. I don’t mind the carpet of green but it gets pretty gross if it’s unchecked. I assume it dies off when the plants start growing again?
 
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I've had some all winter this year, I really don't mind it cause they are the only green thing in the ponds at the moment, makes me think Spring is near
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String algae is my friend on my waterfall rocks .It filters the water and cleans it from excess nutrients ,besides feeding the fish .I know then that I need to add koi clay and test my water .
 
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my fish eat what they can reach. And boy do I have some, but they keep the pond itself clean and it does clean the water as it passes over the waterfall shelves.
 

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