Boy, if you’re plagued with String Algae or Blanket Weed you’re going to want to take a look at this. I was fighting it for about two years and it makes pond maintenance a real nightmare.
My weekly filter maintenance that took a minute or two became an every two day ordeal that took 10-15 minutes. Not much fun.
Fortunately, some of my Facebook friends from the UK posted about how they conquered the weed with Blanket Answer. I was desperate, so I ordered a small tub on Amazon. It took forever to arrive and it took the entire container to treat my pond and then it took a couple of weeks to completely clear the pond, but oh what a joy.
Based on my experience GreatWave decided to become a distributor. It’s now available for immediate delivery.
Most koi keepers in the UK suggest a 1/2 strength treatment. That’s what I’ve been doing with great results. There is a good chance you’ll need to treat regularly to keep the blasted stuff away.
If you have small amount hanging on to stones at the edge of your stream or pond, I found that applying a small amount of the powder directly on the algae will quickly wipe it out and may extend the period of time before it reappears.
The 2 kilogram package is rated to treat 5,600 gallons, but we’d suggest using for a pond up to 11,000 gallons.