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Evolution Aqua STOP Blanketweed 4 kg

Evolution Aqua STOP Blanketweed 4 kg


Evolution Aqua STOP Blanketweed wipes out blanket weed and stops it from returning !Evolution Aqua STOP Blanketweed is to be used only in the treatment of filamentous algae, commonly known as blanket weed in ornamental and garden ponds . Blanket weed is one of the most hated problems of pond keeping and a nuisance to everyone as it makes your pond unsightly, blocks filters, pumps and pip

Izeki Super Clean C 1kg

Izeki Super Clean C 1kg


Izeki Super Clean C helps to break down the organic matter in your pond and lower the levels of ammonia. We find this product very good and when used in conjunction with Magic Powder, reduces blanket weed. One more thing, this product really does add a sparkle to your water! Add 10grams per 1000 gallons per week for the first month and then 5 grams per 1000 gallons per week afterwards,

Japanese Izeki Magic Powder

Japanese Izeki Magic Powder


Izeki Magic Powder adds minerals to your pond helping to stabilize your pH and avoid rapid fluctuations. It gives your pond water a sparkle and when used with Super Clean C, helps to add oxygen to the water and keep blanket weed at bay. Dissolve 1gsm per 220 gals (1 ton) of pond water in a bucket of pond water and add to the pond each evening. Ideally used with Izeki Super Clean C to i

AquaHydrotech Extract of Barley Straw - 5000 ml

AquaHydrotech Extract of Barley Straw - 5000 ml


EcoPond Extract of Barley Straw - Clears green water, algae and blanket weedA completely natural solution to the problem of green water. Helps keep your pond clean and clear.An eco-friendly solution to the problem of green water in ponds. Enhances pond water chemistry to prevent pond water turning green. Extract of Barley Straw contains no synthetic chemicals or artificial pesticides. It

Blanket Weed Control View the very best Blanket Weed Control products, these products really work and will get rid of the dreaded blanket weed from your koi pond.

The species of filamentous algae that perhaps causes the most concern in fresh water systems around the world is Cladophora glomerata. This is called blanketweed.

However, there are over 150 different species of cladophora. Blanketweed can grow at tremendous rates when the conditions in the pond are suitable. In very high light levels with high levels of nutrients, blanket weed can grow at over 2 metres per day. Other filamentous algae, also referred to as blanketweed, that cause problems in ponds are species of Spirogyra, Rhizoclonium and Enteromorpha.

Worldwide, there are over 400 different species of the genus Spirogyra. Spirogyra tends to show in ponds as a tangled pond scum. It is also called "water silk", "silk weed" . On sunny days, the mats of spirogyra filaments usually float on the surface of the water. They are kept afloat by tiny bubbles of oxygen arising from photosynthesis. These algal mats then sink when the sun goes down and the process reverses as photosynthesis is reduced.
As a result, the strands of Spirogyra consume oxygen for cellular respiration. Carbon dioxide is then produced as a waste product. Where there are thick algal mats present, large fluctuations in the dissolved carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the water can occur. This can lead to rapid changes in the pH of the water that in turn can cause stress and even death to other organisms, eg fish, living in the water.

Enteromorpha intestinalis is another form of blanket weed that occurs in ponds. It is tubular in form and rarely grows longer than about 40cm. There are over 50 different species of the genus Enteromorpha. There are over 20 species of the filamentous genus Rhizoclonium.

Control of Pond Algae
The presence of algae in ponds need not necessarily cause a problem. However, in many cases it does and the pondkeeper is advised to remove it.

Planktonic algae can be controlled in garden ponds by installing an ultra violet filter. The UV light is very effective in agglomerating these single celled algae into clumps that then can be "caught" in the physical filter attached to the pond.

However, UV filter lights have no effect on filamentous or macrophytic algae and other control methods have to be used. These methods include the use of chemicals and microbial products. Many pondkeepers prefer not to use chemical methods.


Blanket Weed Control

View the very best Blanket Weed Control products, these products really work and will get rid of the dreaded blanket weed from your koi pond.


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