Cloverleaf Blanket Answer
Many thousands of our customers keep coming back for Cloverleaf Blanket Answer, telling us amazing stories of clear ponds,no more clogged filters or plants choked with blanket weed.
“Blanket Answer” is a unique blend of minerals and enzymes to combat blanket weed – the nightmare curse of many a pondkeeper. 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.
For persistent Blanket Weed filamentous algae growth it is recommended that the pond be treated 8 times a year. This in itself will likely mean that the treatment over the course of a year will be cheaper than many similar competitive products. An 800 Gram bottle of “Blanket Answer” will treat 10,000 litres (2,222 gallons).
Blanket Answer is simply added to the pond by sprinkling the powder evenly over the surface. The water will initially take on a white milky appearance, but this will clear after about 5 days. The composition of the ingredients will form as a powdery layer on the ponds liner faces, and it is here that the roots of any blanket weed gets attacked. As with most water treatments the pond should have a good level of oxygen saturation. During and after applying, common sense should prevail in the washing of hands, and storing the product in a dry place away from the reach of children. Although no known dangers are thought to exist the application to the pond of any other chemical or treatment should be spaced 10 days from applying the Blanket Answer.
NOTE: Further tests & experiments carried out over 18 months (2005/2006) have shown that Blanket Answer can be applied to the pond via the alternative of mixing and stirring the product into a can or bucket containing 2 gallons/9 litres of pond water. The small benefit is that the milky appearance of the pond water does clear in a faster period (about 3 days) than when Blanket Answer is sprinkled onto the pond surface. Where extensive clumps of blanket weed exists manual removal of the worst is recommended as a sensible & logical step before treating. It should be generally noted that some instances might be witnessed where following an application fish are seen “mouthing” at the surface. This is not a positive sign of danger (when the product certainly does not deplete oxygen levels), but as with many additives placed in the pond the fish become inquisitive as to its content and whether it is edible.
Users will find that the best of visual awareness as to the erosion of any filamentous algae will come about following the second application, but this is hardly to mean that no visual signs will be apparent within the first month. Indeed the ingredients of Blanket Answer will start to work immediately, and will be seen to even make a contribution towards the filter mediums staying cleaner. Whilst some amounts of breaking down the algae will result in weed particles being pumped into the filter, the unique ingredients will also erode the algae conveying the illusion that it has vanished into thin air.
Filters: Many Koi keepers have a routine of flushing out their large filter systems, and carrying out small water changes at very regular intervals. Alas Blanket Answer is not so magical as to be immune from being flushed out of the pond, however with the purifying properties within the treatment the ponds past balance will change for the better, and so Cloverleaf recommend that water changes are restricted on the basis of only doing so if detrimental water parameters are established by a test kit. For those who refuse to go down such paths, then the other option is to add a dose of Blanket Answer every 4 weeks – making a total of 13 treatments per annum instead of the normal 8. Minor overdosing is not known to be dangerous, but likewise nothing is to be gained in applying a higher dose rate at any one session. Those making use of pressurised canister filters which incorporate a byepass when blocked should ensure that the filter is kept clean, and not allowed to become blocked to the point of the byepass facility then pumping particles of weed around & around the pond.
The recommended schedule for applying 8 doses per year is based upon dosing during the months of March to October with no treatment required during the 4 winter months between November and February. It is certainly the case that filamentous algae’s will often continue to grow (or exist) during the colder months, but the amalgamated potency of 8 doses of Blanket Answer will be sufficient to protect the pond during the winter.
There will be many pond keepers who obtain good success in the short term. They can be fully assured that they will not be “locked in” to having to purchase Blanket Answer every month of their lives.
Comments from Customers
Cloverleaf Blanket Answer. I used this product April last year and still no blanket weed yet, its brill stuff. Cheers Andy.
After 14 years of blanket weed problems I have found a cure!!!!!!!!!!
The product is called Blanket Answer and is sold by Cloverleaf
Its a powder you sprinkle onto the surface, It goes milky for a while and you must have a good air pump running with airstones. Up till 2 months ago I have always had 5mm of the shite on my pond walls. With this gear I have none. A BIG THANK YOU to Cloverleaf.
Cloverleaf Blanket Answer. I don't know anyone it has NOT worked for.
Try cloverleaf's Blanket weed answer it well turn your pond white for 5 or 6 days but it will clear and the b/w will die. Did mine last year (end of march) and still no b/w at all it is chemical free as well hope this helps
If you have approx £15 to spend...get some Cloverleaf Blanket Answer. This stuff is magic and trust me...it clears the blanket weed.
We had blanket weed so bad last year it was blocking the bottom drains, I used a full dose of the Cloverleaf blanket answer, It did make the pond look like milk for over a week but boy did it ever work, infact it worked so well the dead blanket weed was blocking the filters! This was early summer 2005 and not had a touch of blanket weed since, The sides of the pond are showing the fibreglass with just a tinge of brown stuff growing on it.
The best and only stuff I have used is the Cloverleaf Blanket Answer. I used to have blanket weed but not anymore. Ian.
I've just purchased a bottle of the Cloverleaf Blanket Answer and have applied a dose to commence the 4 - 5 days of milky water. I'm now eager to see if the treatment lives up to the praise it gets!! I think the fish are wondering what the hell I'm doing as I strive to clean my water and I've just chucked a load of powder in but hopefully their understand in a few days!! Being a very impatient person, I couldn't give the Cloverleaf Blanket Answer 4-5 days to do its stuff..... I gave it 3 days instead......And not a sign of blanketweed in sight. Believe me, I had loads of it. All ponds sides were covered, huge long strands of it were almost reaching a foot or two long. All the pipes feeding to my pump and air stones were covered. but now everything is clear as a bell (of blanketweed at least, the water still needs sorting). So 10 out of 10 for this product and massively recommended if you have the problem!!
Cloverleaf Blanketweed Answer for me every time. I bought some for the first time this year after trying many other methods and this sorted it in a couple of days and its not returned. In fact, of all the things I've bought for the pond this year, its the best thing I've paid for!
Cloverleaf Blanket Answer is the name of the product I have recently used it myself and it works wonders. It took approx 2 weeks to rid my pond completely of blanketweed. It also puts a nice polish on the water.
I gave it 3 goes with the EA earlier this year and it was still growing, hit it with 2/3rd dose of Cloverleaf Blanket Answer and it is back to bare walls - my pond was clearing after 2 days and crystal after about 4/5.