Lose That Ugly Algae!
Too much organic material in your pond or water garden puts
algae into overdrive by providing nutrients that cause it to
grow. Besides obscuring the beauty of your vividly colored fish,
algae rob oxygen from the water and emits noxious contaminants
that can kill them.
Ultraviolet (UV) clarifiers work by employing that part of the
spectrum to rid algae of its ability to reproduce. Once
destroyed, the microscopically tiny algae form into larger
clusters that are easily eliminated by common filtration
Tetra Pond UV
Sun-blocking plants and those that provide abundant supplies of
oxygen present another easy answer to maintaining a clear water
environment for your pond.
“Floaters” like water lilies, lotus,
water hawthorn, four-leaf water clover, and yellow floating
heart reduce sunlight by substantially shading the water surface
and thereby impeding algal growth.
Submerged plants, such as Cabomba, Anacharis, and Jungle Vall, not only produce oxygen for
use by both plants and fish, but also absorb nitrogen from
decaying plant matter and fish waste that would otherwise be
used by algae to proliferate.
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