Pond Algae or Bio Filter

Pond Algae! Is this what you want?

You may have seen this ugly green stuff on ponds as you drive around the country side.

Not many pond owners like to see pond algae in their pond.

Actually some would freak out if they saw this in their pond.

Here’s a case that it is permitted and encouraged for growth.

Take a look at the video to learn more and find out one secret to remove unsightly green yuck. Do Koi fish have a part in it?

This is what my wife never wanted
if we owned a pond.

To learn go to Pond Algae and Pond Algae 2

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About the Author: Darrell Rhoades is the founder of Whatpond.com. A one man business, works full time in tool & die. It all started when he built his own pond for the family. Ran into pond issues and started the research with pond suppliers and conferences for pond management. He writes about pond building and pond management and sells pond management supplies, aeration & fountains and Practical hands on experiences at Whatpond.com. . No physical store, but has items in stock.

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  • Terry Boehm Dec 10, 2011 @ 6:52

    Darrell, just a quick note to say thanks for all the information you have provided me. I contacted you about the fish kill and algae I had, purchased a aeration system from you and my pond looks lots better. I restocked the pond this fall and hope to see lots of fish this spring. Hope you and your family have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
    Danville, Il.

  • Darrell Rhoades Dec 10, 2011 @ 8:29

    Hi Terry, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas as well. I am so glad the pond is looking and doing better. Since you have added fish and winter is coming please decide on running the aerator or not running it during the winter months. Either way is fine but if you choose to run all winter move the diffuser to half the depth of the pond. Meaning if the pond is 10′ deep, move the diffuser to 5′ deep or less. It is possible that leaving at the deepest part of the pond we could super cool the pond and harm the fish. Here is a link for more details on Winter Aeration, https://www.whatpond.com/2011/11/winter-pond-aeration/

  • Gary Foster Oct 17, 2012 @ 1:04

    Darrell, I just got through building a pond here by my house, about two acres in size.. After about 1′ to 11/2′ we hit red clay which I know is great for holding water. The pond runs from six foot in the shallow end to fourteen foot at the dam, the whole bottom and sides are red clay as we have started getting rain and filling up the pond ( bottom only) the water is clay red. Is this something that will settle out or is there something I should do now before it fills completely up? I have not seeded the sides yet to help stabilize the run off, would this help filter some of the water? Also, what would be a good seed to overseed with, here in the south ( northeast Texas ) Gulf Coast Rye is favored but I don’t want to use it because of the height this grass can get to, I don’t want to be mowing because of the slopes. I would appreciate any advice or help with this. Thanks in advance, Gary