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Best way to get rid of string algae, in a half barrel water feature
 
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Hi,
I've got a half barrel water feature, with a small fountain in, and a couple of plants, what's the best way to get rid of string algae?
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Yep more plants will suck up the excess nutrients so the algae can't compete.
 
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Floating plants will also shade out much of the algae. Lemna and Azolla are good plants for this.
 
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Hello and welcome!

Same advice, pull it out (carefully, remove from the roots and stems), and use more plants. Do you have any fish?
 
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Hello and welcome!

Same advice, pull it out (carefully, remove from the roots and stems), and use more plants. Do you have any fish?
Hi, no I don't, cos its only a half whisky barrel. Have been thinking about getting a couple of snails, would they work? Or will they eat everything insight?
 

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