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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jun 1, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Any non-toxic preventative other than scrubbing off often? Water is drinking source for pets. No plants or fish. A mostly pondless feature with 3 bubbler rock columns dripping down to a river rock base.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 1, 2015 12:08 PM CST
I know you said no plants or fish..but when I had an aquarium tank before, the only effective ones that gets rid of it are plecostomus and in some other set-ups they have been using amano shrimp.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Jun 1, 2015 12:31 PM CST
I will check into those, thanks. I'm not opposed to plants or fish just currently don't have any. It may make sense to incorporate some, design is not yet final.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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cliftoncat
Aug 11, 2015 8:47 AM CST
You could try a non-chemical product called Viresco Aqua, which we use in our three ponds to keep them completely clear of string algae. It was originally developed to promote fish health and they discovered that it also eliminated algae. It's sold online (from the UK, but prices include worldwide postage). Two of our ponds contain fish (koi and goldfish) and all three are used by various pets and wildlife for drinking water. If you have no fish it's likely that a small dose would keep yours clear for a year or more. Check them out at [url=www.viresco-uk.com/information/about_viresco.asp]www.viresco-uk.com/information/about_viresco.asp[/url]
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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Bonehead
Aug 11, 2015 11:14 AM CST
Thanks, I will indeed check into that product. For the time being, I am rather enjoying just cleaning off the rocks now and again. Kind of a bonding experience.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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