Do You Have Algae and Blanket Weed Problems?
Every pond owner will have experienced murky water at some point in time. Even in well-maintained ponds, this may happen as several factors can come together to produce water quality issues. For example, if you do not use Multi Aqua or other beneficial bacteria, you will allow algae and blanketweed to flourish, particularly during the spring as the water warms up.
Here at Any Pond, we have gained an in-depth knowledge of the treatment of many algae forms. Over the years, we have successfully controlled several different strains of blanket weed and a few varieties of single-celled algae, commonly known as green water. After extensive research, we developed and sourced several different strains of beneficial bacteria for ponds.
Multi Aqua was born over an 18 month trial period of using different pond products. Now some years on, thousands of people have enjoyed the fruits of our labour. This pond product is a natural alternative to many harmful chemical-based water treatments that do not solve the problem. Since its launch in 2005, Multi Aqua has been used successfully on thousands of ponds and pools, from small ponds of a few hundred gallons to large koi carp ponds and not forgetting a few freshwater aquariums.
Multi Aqua combines a natural bacterial culture and starter feed, supplied in a user-friendly, water-soluble sachet placed in the pond and dissolved in a few minutes. Once released, the bacteria reactivate and begin to feed and multiply in the pond, boosting the natural population of bacteria. These beneficial bacteria consume fish and plant waste, reducing the levels of waste in the pond. As a result, the algae begin to starve with no waste to feed, and green water is quickly controlled.
Although algae and blanketweed control is the most visible result of adding Multi Aqua to your pond, this fantastic product also significantly improves water quality by consuming organic waste as it carries on reducing the build-up of debris in the pond and filter system. This, in turn, helps the pond owner enjoy more of the pond because the need to clean the filters has now been reduced.
Unlike chemical-based products, which treat the symptoms of green water and blanket weed, Multi Aqua tackles the underlying cause, the excessive waste in the pond. Our product provides a much longer-term improvement in water quality, and it’s not just a ‘quick fix that will make the algae grow more and more. One sachet of Multi Aqua will treat a fish pond of up to 1,000 UK gallons for a month, making it economical and less harsh on your pond inhabitants and the local wildlife.
If green water, blanket weed or poor water quality are recurring problems in your pond. Then you should take a good look at your feeding regimes and stocking levels. Excessive feeding of fish, especially with cheap wheat-based fish foods that will produce more waste, and the use of the wrong aquatic soils and fertilisers are all common problems that will lead to inferior water quality. Unfortunately, there is often an identifiable cause for poor water quality that could be tackled quickly. This will give you a trouble-free pond, and you can then start to enjoy the ownership of a beautiful pond once again.
The build-up of organic waste will happen over time in natural clay-lined ponds unfiltered. This build-up of debris can also become a problem in larger ponds full of big fish. The organic waste in the pond will eventually lead to the pond’s silting up, which leads to rapid changes in the water chemistry, especially the oxygen levels that will kill the fish quickly.
Suppose you own one of these types of ponds. We strongly recommend the larger sachets sold under the name Bio Lake. Bio Lake has been developed to give all the advantages of Multi Aqua. Like Multi Aqua, it is straightforward to apply by hand, a very economical form of Beneficial Bacteria that can be used to treat any volume of water. If you have not used it before, it’s best applied in the early spring, particularly when the water temperature rises once per month. Bio Lake can significantly improve the water quality of your sizeable polluted fish pond, reduce silt from your natural clay-lined pond and even reduce the levels of organic waste in a duck or farm pond.