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The Importance of Pond Liners for an Algae Pond

Pond liners aren’t optional for algae ponds. While you may be able to grow fish or plants in mud-bottomed or clay-lined ponds, this won’t work for commercial algae production.

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Designing Open Algae Ponds

It’s not enough to simply dig a pond, fill it with water, and sprinkle in an algae sample. Open ponds used for algaculture need constant water mixing, the appropriate depth, and accurate projections of the water evaporation and loss rates.

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Open vs Closed Production Algae Systems

Algae is either produced in an open production system or a closed one. Bioreactors and sealed containers make up the closed category, while all other ponds, tanks, raceways, and tubs fall into the open category.

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Types of Cultured Algae

There are thousands of distinct algae varieties that are purposefully cultivated around the world.

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Uses for Algae

Algae serves many purposes in both traditional cuisine and modern manufacturing processes. Exploring the uses for various kinds of micro- and macroalgae will help you choose the right variety for your system.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Koi Pond

Once you’ve built the koi pond of your dreams, you can keep it looking good and requiring few repairs with some basic maintenance steps. 

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Choosing Filtration Methods for a Koi Pond

Each fish produces plenty of waste in the form of ammonia, which is then broken down by bacteria and oxygen into nitrites and then subsequently broken down into nitrates. 

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What Pond Liners are Best for Koi Ponds?

Proper pond liner selection is crucial for koi ponds. While many plants will grow in practically any kind of liner, fish are much more sensitive to chemicals that can leach out from specific flexible and rigid materials. 

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Designing a Koi Pond That’s Easy to Maintain

Now that you know the basics of sizing and designing a koi pond, there’s still a few factors to consider in your project. 

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Protecting Your Fish from Predators

If you’ve never had fish living in your yard or near your business, you may have never seen the many predators that love to snack on expensive koi.

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