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Hi can anybody help me please l have a wild life pond small but ok. I have newts and frogs with the occasional toad. I have a water fall in 24-7 but l am getting a foamy like weed that has covered my pump and pipe and also floats on the surfce at the edges. I do have lillies and iris plants in the pond aswell. Does anyone know what this weed is and how to get rid pleaae.
 

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Not sure and need to see it up close if you can get a shot.
 
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Hi Chaps thank for your response. Here are 3 pic I hope they help
 

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Hi Chaps thank for your response. Here are 3 pic I hope they help
Looks like dead and dying algae to me. I'd just scoop out w/a net or if it's stringy you can take a clean toilet brush and swirl it on there and lift out. Or wonder if it is just pond scum from a lot of plant nutrients dissolving and dying in the water? Not sure, maybe wait and see if and expert on this will reply.
 
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Thank you J.W . I will get some algae traement and as you suggest scoop the surface. Also l will dredge pond with my net to lift dead vegitation and leaves.
 

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Thank you J.W . I will get some algae traement and as you suggest scoop the surface. Also l will dredge pond with my net to lift dead vegitation and leaves.
I would not do algae treatments as they can end up hurting your pond and creatures as has happened to people on here. Algae is natural and better to scoop it or whatever scummy stuff it is out then treat it I.M.O.
 

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