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#560048 07/28/23 03:39 PM
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Hi,
First post, No idea how the cattail photo turned upside down.

I have two issues in my pond. One is cattails I'm pretty sure. The other, don't know. I would appreciate any ideas for a good product that will work on each of these problems. Thanks.

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For Cattails I use Catt-Plex with a good surfacant.

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For something with surfactant for emergent shoreline plants also consider Shore-Klear Plus. The hair like clumps of green are filamentous algae (FA) that first started growth on the bottom, it became thick, matted and buoyant to now float on the surface. It is waiting to die since it lost its hold onto the bottom where it grows best. I would remove as much as possible to remove the nutrients that were absorbed to allow it to grow. Removal removes nutrients from the pond. Killing and having it decay puts those nutrients back into the pond to later grow more hair algae. Feeding the "fire". For killing it use a copper based chemical algaecides or one of the peroxygen based products. Tilapia love to eat the string algae. IL may does not allow tilapia to be stocked in ponds though. A long handled telescoping pool bag/leaf net is good for FA removal and a very handy pond tool.

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Thank you! This helps a lot.

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Dear friends, do you need copper sulphate? Copper sulphate can also remove algae.


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miya lijin - copper sulfate is a heavy metal based chemical. Once in the pond the metal is bound to sediments and it never deteriorates and never goes away. Thus it accumulates in the sediments after each use. Lots of Copper in the sediments becomes toxic to the organisms that live in the sediments. I think coppersulfate is bad for the long term ecology and health of the pond. What happens when sediments are toxic after long term use? USEPA considers coppersulfate a hazardous chemical. Can the pond owner sue your company for ecological damages?

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