Most pond keepers tend to commit mistake and assume that all algae types are battled in the same way. The fact is that there are many species of algae that necessitate a wide array of processes, formulas and materials in order to be dealt with. Among these many types of algae are the string algae which come from the specie of filamentous algae that come in hair-like strands hence the name. This type of algae is commonly found in the areas of the pond where the water is shallow. Areas like waterfalls or pond fountains are very prone to string algae invasion. As these algae grow, they interweave with each other forming chunks in a matter of hours.
Some are still confused as to what type of algae they have in their ponds. For this reason, they commit errors in choosing the supplies that will match the type of algae they have. Basically, string algae are the ones that hang from rocks, fountains or waterfalls. Or if you see intertwined green chunks then they too belong to the category of filamentous algae. Often mistaken as string algae, blanket weed are the ones that float on the surface of the pond water. The green gelatinous coating on the side of the pond that appears velvety is the not-so-bad type of algae. This type can be introduced to the pond through aquatic plants. Therefore to avoid them from accumulating on the sides of the pond, try to get rid of any green froth that you can find on new pond plants before introducing them in the water.
There is actually no rigorous threat posed by the presence of string algae in the pond. However if you are aiming for a pond that is aesthetically pleasing, then these string algae should be removed once and for all. Due to this reason there have been some string algae control treatments. Apart from the many approaches we can use in order to get rid of the string algae in the pond, one must also know the nutrients that gas up the growth of these parasites.
Whatever method you choose to use to get rid of algae in the pond, keep in mind that they shouldn’t be 100% wiped out. Totally killing these algae will cause harm in the balance of the eco-system in the pond. Some algae types especially the velvet-like algae on the sides of the pond serve as the natural cleaner of the water system. That is why controlling them is recommended specifically string algae. If done properly, their tangling up with the other plants in the pond will be prevented thus making it a much healthier dwelling place for the fish.
String algae are actually one of the easiest to deal with when it comes to algae problems. This is because they can be removed either manually or with the use of equipments like UV devices which gives out high amounts to ultraviolet light to expose algae and thus killing them. The manual process is just forking out these algae and leaving the pond as flawless as possible with the use of a wooden stick of some sor