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Products for Biological Control of Algae

A pond green with algae is not very attractive and must be controlled. Biological control should be attempted before chemicals are tried. Two important biological controls should be done:

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First: Approximately 60 to 70 percent of the surface covered with foliage of water lilies, floating plants, shallow water and bog plants and the use of oxygenating plants is vital. These plants will not only limit the amount of sunlight necessary for the growth of algae but will take minerals out of the water faster than the algae and the algae will starve.

Second: Tricker's offers biological safe additives for the water garden pool, such as the natural bacteria that is found in nature. These additives will help the water garden pool remove excess nutrients that feed algae and keep your water healthy and clean from algae. Tricker's selected products will NOT harm fish, tadpoles, salamanders, clams, snails, aquatic plants, daphnia...they are BIOLOGICAL!

CALCULATION OF GALLONS in YOUR POOL: Before you select any of the products compute the gallons of water in your pool: Multiply in feet the length X width X depth X 7.5 = Gallons OR for a round pool 0.8 X Diameter X Diameter X Depth X 7.5 = Gallons. If in doubt, please call.

Products for Biological Control of Algae Selections

Ultra Clear  Clarifier- Biological
One of the BEST selling natural bacterial products at Tricker's! This liquid formulation contains the "good" bacteria that is necessary for the nitrogen cycle. read more...
Ultra Clear Sludge Digester - Biological
Finally, for that "sludge" that is on the bottom of your water garden pool. 100% biological, professional strength formula and works to keep your pond healthy and "Ultra-Clear". read more...
Ultra Clear Barley Straw Pellets - BEST Biological
A safe, effective, natural way to treat ponds for clarity and can be safely used with all other UltraClear products. The pellets are cleaner and easier to use than the bales (and requires a lot less space than the unsightly bales). read more...
Ultra Clear SST - Biological
A Super Strength biological treatment for clarifying ponds from top to bottom. It is more than twice the strength of the regular Ultra Clear and contains a special additional blend of natural bacteria. read more...
Laguna Barley Straw Pellets - BEST Biological
Barley straw has been processed into a convenient and effective slow release pellet to assist in maintaining a clear pond water naturally. The pellets are completely natural and will support pond growth. read more...
Laguna Phos-X - Clear Water Product
Phos-X can be placed in a filter or just set directly into the water garden pool to absorb and trap phosphate, nitrite, nitrate and ammonia. read more...

$20.95 ea.

Laguna Pond Peat - Clear Water Product
Produces a natural amber tint, light filter reducing sunlight and a natural occurring anti-fungicide that is beneficial to fish and plants, preventing fungal infections and improving coloration. Thus, excellent to use if you have fish. read more...
Ultra Clear Defoamer
Ultra Clear DeFoamer. Quickly eliminates unsightly foam in Koi ponds, fish ponds, water gardens, fountains & statues. Leaves water clean and clear by increasing surface tension of water. Works in seconds.Safe for fish, plants & wildlife. read more...
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