Filamentous algae are single algae cells that form long visible chains or threads. These algal chains combine forming a mat that resembles wet wool. Filamentous algae starts growing along the bottom in shallow water or attached to structures in the water (like rocks or other aquatic plants). Often filamentous algae float to the surface forming large mats, which are commonly referred to as “pond scum.”
Aggressive aeration and circulation can help break up mats of filamentous algae; however, it often takes a sustained program of aeration and biological treatment to achieve full control.
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