Bill C. Thanks for the post. This is good news.
My pond discharges into another pond (neighbors) which has a bottom completely covered with Chara and almost no fil. algae. I was hoping that as my pond matured that the algae problem might subside. How about cutrine treatment for a year or two? Do you think it will help the other plants establish themselves faster as the algae seems to cover them and seems to negatively effect their growth if not kill them.