This happened so fast. I think it’s after I put in potted plants(the mesh type pots) the it started turning green so I took them out and decided to only grow them directly in the pond in gravel now. How could I make the green go away?
Movement won't deter green water if anything it will help promote string algae.itNope and I actually put a pump with a small waterfall so there is movement.
Yes that's the way it works for everyone winter chill will put a hurt on algae but generally won't kill it it just lessons.water was clear in April and early May when temps were still cool.
Are you planning to put fish in? If you are then don’t consider adding algacide because the aglacide will interfere with the nitrogen cycle that needs to occur to keep a healthy pond. Build up of algae is the natural result of too many nutrients in the water without sufficient competition to use the nutrients up. Adding algicide just treats the symptoms and not the root cause.Ok should should I use an algaecide? Would that be harmful to my plants?
Patience, once your plants get going it will clear. If you don’t have enough plants add more be it floatingnones like water lettuce or hyacinth or quick growing aggressive ones like water celery, forgetmenots, water cress, parrots feather, creeping Jenny.. All these grow quickly and are easy to pull out as they overgrown areas. Using an algaecide will clear it but all that dead algae will provide fuel for another algae bloom, better to just deal with the source of the problem.No plans on having fish for now. I took out the pots with the potting media in it, which is likely what caused the algae explosion so all I need to do now is get rid of the algae as the source of it is already gone.
Mine was clear through the winter, then we had some warm ups. Just enough to get the algae going. My green stage happens for about a month in the Spring - then it goes away. I hope yours straightens out soon! I know it is frustrating...Hmm actually now that I think, the potting media did have some fertilizer incorporated in it.. I don’t have a filter and only one pump. Is using an algaecide my only option now?
Also it is the exact opposite for me.. water was clear in April and early May when temps were still cool.
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