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Natural Solution to Blue-Green Algae Problem
What is Blue-Green Algae?
Blue-Green Algae, scientifically called Cyanobacteria, is a wide spread problem affecting many ponds across North America, especially during the warmer months. Despite its name, blue-green algae is not technically a form of algae, it’s bacteria. They do not reproduce sexually, but rather they divide to multiply. But what causes the confusion of whether cyanobacteria are algae is that they can photosynthesize, which causes them to act like algae. Cyanobacteria sources energy from the sun similar to how algae does and multiplies rapidly to create visible blooms that look and feel like true algae.
What Causes Algal Blooms?
Blue-Green Algae blooms occur in bodies of fresh water depending on:
Availability of light
Alteration of Water Flow
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"Our pond brings a great deal of pleasure to me, thus I want to keep it algae and muck free especially in the hot summer months where pond water issues area more predominant. This year we had a very hot summer, extreme temperatures that got up into the high 80’s, low 90’s and with the use of Koender’s Nature’s Pond Conditioner and aeration windmill I was able to keep my pond algae and muck free. My goal has always been to prevent pond water issues from occurring as opposed to waiting until there is an issue."