Aquacide Blog — AquaClear Pellets
Q & A - How Do I Get Rid of Duck Potato?
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A customer recently contacted us regarding weed & algae control. Below is the question and our response. Question: I have a plant that has over run my pond – I think it is duck potato. How can I get rid of some of it? Answer: Duck Potato is also known as Arrowhead, Indian potato or Wapato. Arrowhead, (sagittaria latifolia), is named for its arrow-shaped emergent leaves (some leaves may be elliptical shaped with sharp tips). Clusters of tiny white 3-petal flowers attached to a thick stalk are sometimes present. Arrowhead is normally found in shallow wetlands and produces edible tubers that were...
Q & A - What Product Will Reduce Green Floating Scum?
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A customer recently contacted us regarding weed & algae control. Below is the question and our response. Question: Hi, wondering if your product can help reduce the green floating scum on the top of my “pond”, which is actually a run off easement. It is about ½ acre in size and the water smells bad, and is gross and mucky. It has nasty green snails floating in it, cattails and even small leach-looking creatures that stick to our toy motorized boat! Anyhow, I am trying to find a product to clean up the water so the dogs can swim in it...
Q & A - How to Control Algae in a Trout Pond
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A customer recently contacted us regarding algae. Below is the question and our response. Question: I have an 8,000 to 10,000 square foot pond with an average depth of 3-4 feet. It supports three species of trout. The water normally darkens from suspended algae each year when it warms. In addition to that, this year we have brown suspended algae in the water for the first time. What and how much do you recommend to resolve the algae problem without hurting the trout. DM, Fairlee, VT Answer: Cutrine-Plus Liquid is a fast-acting algaecide that will control most varieties of algae it...
Q & A - Do You Sell a Product for Salvinia Control?
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Q & A - What is the Best Way to Reduce Floating Bogs & Water Lilies?
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A customer recently contacted us regarding weed & bog control. Below is the question and our response. Question: Hello, I have a 30 acre pond with Water Lilies and floating bogs. What is the best product to reduce or eliminate these and how would I apply it. Thanks. MK, Wauwatosa, WI Answer: Aquacide Pellets are an excellent systemic option for early Spring control of Water Lilies. For best results, apply when new pads begin to rise to the water surface at the rate of 10 lbs. per 2,500 sq. ft. (50’ x 50’). Repeat treatment 3-5 weeks after the first application if...