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Algae is the scourge of outdoor pond owners, and pond algae comes in several nasty types.

Fish ponds can get high concentrations of phosphates from food decomposition, and nitrates from the nitrification cycle. High concentrations of phosphates and nitrates are the food for pond algae, along with some iron as a catalyst.

There have been 2 ways to battle pond algae.

bulletUltraviolet lights - Although they are fairly effective against pea soup green algae, they can not touch string or hair algae. So they only solve a small part of the problem.
bulletThey are expensive at about $10 per watt, and typically require a 40 watt unit for each 1,000 gallons.
bulletA 40 watt unit for a 1,000 gallon pond costs $400
bulletAn 80 watt unit for a 2,000 gallon pond costs almost $700
bulletA 200 watt unit for a 5,000 gallon pond costs almost $1,700
bulletThey are expensive to operate, 
bullet$220 per year for an 200 watt unit for 2.2 amps of electricity
bullet$340 per year (actually 9 months) for bulb replacements
bulletEven more to replace freeze broken quartz tubes at $80 each.
bulletSo for a 5,000 gallon pond you are looking at an initial cost of $1,700 plus a minimum of $560 per year for operating costs, assuming no broken quartz tubes or rusted out transformers or wiring harnesses.
bulletChemical treatments - Chemicals get all types of algae, and they are inexpensive.
bulletMost algaecides contain copper, which is deadly to Koi.
bulletMany Koi have been killed by copper containing algaecides.
bulletNow we have found a new chemical treatment, "KOI CARE ALGAECIDE" that kills all types of algae, and it does not affect plants, Koi, or Goldfish. It does not contain copper.
bulletIt is inexpensive at $17.50/pint, $27/quart, $39/1/2 gallon, $69/gallon.
 

"KOI CARE ALGAECIDE" kills all types of algae including string and hair algae!

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