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Pond issues

Hi all,
I have a smallish wildlife pond that has a big algae problem (not sure its blanket algae - seems too ‘foamy’/slimy) would cloverleaf blanket answer and sludge answer work? I take it it won’t harm the tadpoles/spawn?

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    I use Cloverleaf Blanket Answer and Sludge Answer and both work well in my pond and does not harm the wildlife.
    I would also skim of as much of the algae as you can manually as well.
    With the Blanket answer the water will go a chalky white for a few days but soon clears.
    Good luck!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,223
    You can also chuck in some watercress - just a bag from a supermarket if you can get it. 
    It feeds on algae etc, and helps clear water. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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