String Algae In Ponds
String algae and hair algae can plague virtually any pond if conditions are supportive of it's growth.
A question that's often asked is, "how do you treat this type of algae?"
It's an interesting question because there is a prevailing myth
that string algae is something unique or special or particularly hard to
treat. This really isn't the case.
String algae is very much like any other form of algae, or plant,
because it needs certain things to grow well and thrive. When those
particular things are limited or cut off, then string algae will have a
more difficult road ahead.
Certain products like the peroxide based granular algaecides will often do better on string algae than green water. Filamentous algae can be better and more precisely targeted with this type of treatment, and therefore you get better results on it than other less dense forms of algae.
Contrary to popular belief, ultrasound can work on many types of string algae but it's important to determine what species you have. It's best to clear an infested area first to lower any blocking or restrictions on the ultrasound signal and then the technology can work to keep new algae from forming.