Blanket Weed – How To Treat Blanket Weed
Blanket Weed can be a major problem in ponds, unlike suspended algae or ‘pea soup’ which can easily be treated with a UV Clarifier, Blanket Weed is a little more difficult to treat.
Like all pond algae, if the conditions are right it can spread at an alarming rate, completely taking over a pond in a few hours causing filters to block and poor water quality which could lead to health problems with your koi.
Blanket Weed thrives in sunny weather but can also be a problem in the winter, so a shade can be a great help. Also avoid build up of sludge on the bottom of he pond. Blanket Weed like all algae will thrive where high nitrate levels occur, avoid over feed fish and impossible add plants to your pond which will feed of the same nutrients as the algae.
We have found 2 products which are very effective in the treatment of blanket weed.
Kusuri Eco Gold Eco Gold is a blend of beneficial bacteria and minerals that will eradicate blanket weed quickly and efficiently.
Eco Gold is a one-off treatment where traditional treatments can be very slow and works every time at all temperatures.
Remove excess blanket weed prior to treatment to stop the filters clogging. Initial application of Eco Gold will cloud your water for up to 14 days.
Once your blanket weed has gone, Kusuri recommend a weekly application of Eco Pure to maintain a weed free pond.
Cloverleaf Blanket Answer “Blanket Answer” is a unique blend of minerals and enzymes to combat blanket weed – the nightmare curse of many a pond keeper. The special formula works in all temperatures, and seeks to succeed where many commercial bacteria cultures will fail. It is 100% safe for all pond fish, plants, and biological filtration systems. UV units or protein skimmers need not be switched off. Unlike some products on the market Blanket Answer is not dependent upon water temperature, and is not held back/restricted by high ph levels.