|Re: Blanket weed|
Subject: Re: Blanket weed
by 2010 on 29/3/2011 21:37:49
Antares, no, you don't have to "live with it" but you do have to take care of it.
Owning a pond is like a duck.
All you see is the nice bird floating along on the water, what you don't see is the feet going 15 to the dozen to make the duck move.
Pond owners regularly take string algae out of their ponds, they also do water changes, change UV lamps, clean sponges etc etc, but just because you don't see it being done, doesn't mean they don't do it.
Friend of mine had his koi pond fibre-glassed, he was most put out when sting algae started growing on the fibre-glass (ok, the gel coat). We used to have "competitions" to see who could get the most string algae out in one go.
Jellybean also has a good point