Is beneficial bacteria essential to my pond?

  Absolutely!  While many pond owners view using bacteria as an unusual way to purify their water, it is actually the most natural way to do it. That is how nature cleans the environment. Ultimately all waste products in the environment have to be recycled back to the biosphere, and bacteria are nature’s recyclers. The […]

Algae control part 2

  Read Algae Control Part 1. For long term algae control, prevention is always the best policy. Barley straw products and phosphate removers do a good job when used regularly. Barley Straw by Microbelift or barley bales work well. Excess phosphates lead to algae bloom. They occur primarily from decaying vegetation and debris,but can also […]

Algae Control Part 1

Algae is usually the #1 problem for pond owners. But when treated accurately, algae can be controlled. Firstly, the most important thing to know is which type of algae you have in order to choose the right product. Basically there are 2 categories of algae: If you have green water algae, that is, if you scoop up […]