Q. Is there a natural alternative for treating algae in ponds?

A. Yes there is, the most common product that people use to get away from chemical algaecides is barley. When barley decomposes it releases many compounds one of these (which has not yet been identified) has been shown to be an effective way of preventing new algae cells from taking hold. Because barley does not […]

Q. Can I hurt my fish if I use too much algaecide?

A. Yes, absolutely. Many algaecides remove algae through intense oxidization which in a nut-shell sucks the oxygen right out of the water where it has made contact with the algaecide. If there is an overdose far too much oxygen can be used up in the oxidization process and can suffocate your fish and even cause […]