Algae Problems


Old 07-23-04, 10:55 PM
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Algae Problems

I have a water feature in the back garden that has a pump with a filter attached but I still get heaps of algae growing in it after a while. I could put a chemical in it but I have two dogs that seem to have adopted the water feature as their water supply and I don't want to hurt them obviously.

Can anyone suggest any addative that will kill algae but not the pups?
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Old 07-25-04, 04:44 AM
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It's most likely string algae.
Some ponders have success controlling it with 3% hydrogen peroxide, same as you get at the drug store for a buck a pint.
Adding one pint per 1000 gal is the usual rate. Successive treatments can be made about every four or five days.
It is harmless to fish and animals.

Old 03-04-05, 12:10 PM
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You need at least 60% shade to control algea naturaly. you also need to have the dogs stop drinking from it ,they could get sit from the baterias and parisites
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