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 […]

UV Clarifiers

Algae is a consistent problem for pond owners, so much so that we recently devoted an entire blog to the subject (which can be found here). There are many possible solutions and cures to an algae problem, including chemical treatments and removing it by hand. However, the most effective and long-lasting solution for green water […]

Algae: pond enemy #1

Algae are the bane of all pond owners! It clogs up filters, clouds our beautiful ponds and can wreak havoc on our fish. How can we control this insufferable pond annoyance? What are the root causes of their presence? Read on to find out. The Problem: There are two main types: Green Water Algae (also […]