Toxic Algae: Everything You Need to Know

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Just recently, algae blooms were observed in the West Coast of North America near Monterey Bay, with experts noticing that it might be the largest bloom ever in history as seen via satellite. Monterey Bay’s waters were tested with unprecedented levels of domoic acid, forcing wild and farmed shellfish operations from California to B.C to […]

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How to Prepare for Toxic Season

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While summer and spring are the much-awaited seasons in the US due to warmer water temperature and perfect weather to soak up the sun, these are also the best time for algae to proliferate. In fact, Kentucky and Indiana officials have already issued warnings to their people about the potential health issues these cynocbacteria and […]

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A Guide to Keeping Your Pond Water Clean

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It’s a common practice among those who manage golf course greens to do an annual clean-up on ponds located within the vicinity. Not many people know that once a year maintenance is actually not enough, especially if you want to ensure proper water quality and minimize the presence of algae in water gardens. To achieve optimum conditions, it is best to treat the pond like an aquarium: aquariums require weekly cleaning to remove unwanted algae, excess fish waste, and clear, nutrient rich waters for its inhabitants to thrive. Here are a few things to keep in mind to keep your pond water clean.

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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Pond Algae: Barley Straw vs LLMO

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Algae growth is a normal and essential component of ponds and lakes. It is part of the pond’s food chain. However,uncontrolled and excessive growth can lead to poor water quality, foul odors and an overall reduction in the pond’s recreational and aesthetic value. For this article, we will be pitting two natural ways to remove algae against each other and look into which is a better option: Barley Straw or Liquid Live Micro Organisms (LLMO)?

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