Aquacide Blog — beneficial bacteria

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...

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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...

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Q & A - Is There a Product To Use During Drawdown?

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A customer recently contacted us regarding Fall maintenance. Below is the question and our response. Question: We are repairing our dam over the winter and our lake has been lowered 13 feet. In the past I have used Aquacide Pellets for the weed issue. Is there another product I could use while the lake is down that would work even better. RW, Smithfield, RI Answer: Thank you for your past orders of Aquacide Pellets. We appreciate your business. Most aquatic weed control products available on the market either kill the foliage they touch (contact) or are absorbed into weeds as they grow...

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How to Cleanup a Watermeal Filled Pond

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A customer recently contacted us regarding weed control. Below is the question and our response. Question: I have a bad Watermeal problem. Herbicides and/or copper products are not working. I will have to assume that I have a bacterial issue that I need to address? I believe the pond is roughly 7-10 years old, appears to be fully stocked (had a very minimal fish kill from the copper product). It is about ½ acre and I would estimate an average 6 feet in depth with a maximum depth of 18-10 at one end near the dam. What would you recommend to...

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