Good Tips to control Algae from Microbe-Lift
Remember, algae is the symptom, not the problem. One of the best preventative measures is to monitor stocking density and under-stock the pond. The next would be to watch water temperatures and temper your feeding when the weather is warm. If the water is above 80F, switch to wheat germ, slow down with feeding at 85F, and at 90F, stop altogether. Feed a good quality food and do not overfeed at any time. Water changes and a clean pond will limit nutrient content (=less algae food). You can add plants to take up nutrients, also. The type of plants and how many, will depend upon how many fish and the filtration on your pond. Maintain the pond well and you will have fewer algae blooms to deal with. If possible, shade the pond from afternoon sun. Use Microbe-Lift/PL and Sludge Away to keep any detritus from building up in the bottom. Or you can vacuum fastidiously! Removing algae manually will allow you to remove nutrients from the pond as opposed to killing it in the pond, which releases nutrients back into the water. ML/Barley Pellets and Barley Straw Concentrated Extract work as preventative products to help control nutrients.