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Filamentous Algae Control: 4 Ways to Kill Filamentous Algae

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    4 Ways to Get Rid Of Your Algae   The most common lake weed problem is Filamentous Algae.  Filamentous Algae, also called “lake moss” or “pond scum”, form dense mats of strands.  Filamentous Algae is often a persistent problem because it reproduces rapidly by fragments, spores and cell division.  Abundance is dependent on nutrient levels, particularly phosphorous, in the water.  High levels of nutrients result in increased amounts of algae.  Its presence can degrade water quality and recreational enjoyment.  Excessive algae can cause oxygen depletion when it decomposes, as a result of natural die-off or an algaecide application.  This...

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