Thursday, May 28, 2009

My scummy pond

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My pond gets overrun with string algae, and there’s not much I can do about it. It’s worst in the early summer when the sun shines all the time.

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The algae look as if they’d be slimy to the touch, but they are not; they are soft and fibrous. The only way to get rid of them is to remove them manually. Every morning I spend a few minutes raking the pond.

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  1. You might want to save that stuff and eat it one day.

  2. How fast does that build up that you have to rake it every day?