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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2006.07.22(Sat)4:15    Post subject: Barley Straw for clean POND water... Reply with quote

http://www.bestfish.com/barlybal.html
Lots of pond keepers in Denmark use this method and it works for them. I might try it as well. What do you think?

Regards, Dusko.
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Steve Hampton
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PostPosted: 2006.07.23(Sun)9:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I'm not fully convinced. They is compelling evidence that it doesn't always work.

http://ohioline.osu.edu/a-fact/0012.html

http://scnyat.cce.cornell.edu/woodpond/algae.htm
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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2006.07.23(Sun)9:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should ideally be used only between jun and august when the sun is at its hottest. Without good aeration this method will not work well IMO. Good water flow is essential.
Lots of Water lettuce and Water Lily's should keep algae away in my opinion. Even the Duck weed is better than algae IMO, you just have to clean the surface every week, so what Wink .
Thanks for the links Steve.
Regards, Dusko.
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PostPosted: 2006.07.28(Fri)13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I agree with Steve.

I haven't seen this being used for any long period of time, nor have I seen any water analysis or any results that better what my UV dose. So personally I'm still very dubious as to the long term affects.
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