String algae...now??????


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So, 3wk ago I pulled all plants, cut and lowered the ones that'll come back. 1wk ago I shut down pump and filter and increased aeration. Today I go out to net leaves (can't afford a net at the moment... hubby just laid off) anyway, I go out and find string algae! It's been getting down in 20s at night, 40s during the day. Why am I getting this now when all summer I had no issues at all? My parameters are the same as always. Ammonia 0.25, no Ni, no Na, pH 8.2 which has been constant for months.
So will this die off over the winter and hopefully not come back in the spring? Or am I doomed to struggle with it for eternity?
Need some advice as to what to do right now, if anything.
TIA
 
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Once you cut back the plants, the pond gets full sun! We get heavy algae with ice on the pond because of the sun on the ice. Once your plants get started back next year, It will go away.
 
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you can always use a rake to help remove the leaves every little bit you get out now will help latter
 
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