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algae is something that your pond needs some of every year to get it started up .Fish and taddies just love it .I do have a uv so it does not get out of control
 

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What do you do to limit algae growth?
Does a bog keep the algae under control or is a UV light necessary?

I use a bog. I've had some string algae, but it's Spring, so I was expecting it. Debris that fell in over winter combined with little plant growth leads to it. The water itself has been crystal clear since I added my bog last spring. Amazingly clear.
 
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I use a bog. I've had some string algae, but it's Spring, so I was expecting it. Debris that fell in over winter combined with little plant growth leads to it. The water itself has been crystal clear since I added my bog last spring. Amazingly clear.
JB - thanks for your reply - do you have a need for a UV light or is the bog sufficient?
 

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I don't use a uv, never get green water, do get algae off and on depending on time of year. The water stays clear. The bog is all I have for filtration.
 

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Control the Nitrate and Phophorus levels and you will control algae. A Phyto-filter (bog), appropriately sized, will go a long ways in doing this.
 
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My almost 20 gallon preformed pond (bog difficult to add) was prone to green pea soup algae due to too much sun, organic materials, etc. a 9 watt UV filter has kept the floating algae at bay for the past 3 years and the fish have lovely carpet algae to munch on and I can see them. It's a wonderful thing!
 

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