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#333542 05/06/13 07:40 PM
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This may sound stupid, but what is the main cause of pond alge? Could it be too much fertilizer, say from a lot of fish?

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My guess would be nitrogen and that could come from many different types of sources. Trees, fertilizers, fish food, decaying plants in pond, etc......

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Actually phosphorus is the most likely source of the problem for algae while nitrogen is more of an issue with macrophytes.


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John, in answer to your question, yes. But the nutrients (fertilizer) can come from many sources. Fish, fish food, decaying organic matter (leaves, etc.) all contribute to the nutrient load.


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Thanks Cecil...

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