Re: NANFA-- filmentous algae problem in pond/complete pond tear

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 8 Sep 2002 09:19:13 -0700

If the enzyme is what I am thinking, it does not kill the algae, but is a
bacterial culture, which cuts nitrates and therefore cuts back on algal
growth. Barley straw works for me, though you can find plenty to the
contrary. That and adding the bacteria cultures can help. Its a bit late in
the year to get going on this, but anything to get a start will help. My
ponds are by no means algal free. Removing almost all the muck in the
deepest area, lowering nitrates, and adding the barley straw works. I have
heard it needs sun, but mine is working fine as long as current goes through
it. No need for a roaring stream of current, just a little movement. This if
anything is agreat place for crustaceans to feed and good bacteria to grow.
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