Will hornwort clear my pond of stubborn algae?


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I have it in my pond, don't have algae issues, but also filter with a huge bog. The fish love swimming in it.
 

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In my limited experience it doesn't hurt, it seems to help clarity. When i had an algae bloom with new pond it overwhelmed my in-pond parrot’s feather but hornwort still going strong, stuff seems indestructible and the goldfish seem to like being near it. Did not have luck with little pieces but I anchor big long pieces to the bottom.
 
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We can't answer that question honestly as we have no idea how many fish , how big a pond, what your filters are like, how much you feed. etc etc
 
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As long as you don't mind your fry surviving to adulthood! I had to take mine out because I was getting overloaded with fry hiding in it thus avoiding being eaten....
 
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Hornwort helped with the algae, but the algae problem wasn't fixed until I put a bog in with plants. Even a UV filter didn't clear the algae enough.
 

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As long as you don't mind your fry surviving to adulthood! I had to take mine out because I was getting overloaded with fry hiding in it thus avoiding being eaten....
I need fry, replace all the fish eaten by snakes. I hardly ever see any fry
 
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I need fry, replace all the fish eaten by snakes. I hardly ever see any fry
You have enough ponds . Get some brushes for the fish to lay the eggs in. and once the do pull the brush and put them in another pond you'll get 100's of babies. make that your next adventure after bee's save your cash .
 

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pull the brush and put them in another pond
I have only two with fish, well three, the hot tub pond is only fan tails, the rest get fish if the eggs, fry manage to survive the wild ride through a pump, lines etc and end up in that pond. Zero protection from the herons, the random fish doesn't make it long. And no winter protection. I let them spawn, if fry survive they are welcome to live in the pond.
 
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YOUR CALL

i'd give it a shot over having to buy hundreds to restock
 
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I am going to get out my cam , see what it spots when I look around. Needs to cool down a bit before I mess around out there, hitting 99 on sunday.
 
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early morning work only . frig this damn weather
 
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