Aquacide Blog — How to Clean a Pond

How to Clean a Pond: 3 Cures for Muddy Water & Muck Removal

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Pond Cleaning is very important for the overall health of your pond.  Pond water needs to be clear for good production of fish.  Clear ponds produce several times the amount of fish than turbid ponds.  , after pond cleaning, clear ponds are much more fun to swim in!  Most ponds become muddy after heavy rain, runoff, when ponds turn over or from excess decayed vegetation.  Normally, silt or decay should settle out within one week’s time.  Water clarity is normally 1 foot or more during most of the year.  Fish production will be decreased in water with less than 1 foot visibility....

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Pond Weed Analysis - On-Site-Service

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A customer recently contacted us regarding on-site examination and how to clean a pond. Below is the question and our response. Question: I am wondering if you offer a service to come and look at our neighborhood pond. This will be the second year in a row we are getting hit hard with weeds and we would like to know how to control them. We are less than 10 minutes from White Bear. Thanks. NN, Centerville, MN Answer: Aquacide Company is a mail-order company designed for do-it yourselfers. Even though our representatives would love to do on-site examinations, we simply do...

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Aquatic Weed Control Alternative: Pond Sliders aka Pond Turtles

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Pond Turtles The most common seen turtle is the pond slider.  The top shell is usually dark olive-green to black and striped or blotched with light yellow.  The undersides of their shells are typically bright yellow with numerous black dots or smudges.  Their heads and legs are striped with black and yellow.  There is usually a prominent red streak on the side of the head behind the eye. Mature adults have an average shell length of 5-12 inches and weigh 5-18 lbs.  Their life span in the wild is about 20 years Sliders were most commonly sold in pet stores...

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Healthy Pond: I Have "Jelly Balls" In My Pond!

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"Jelly Balls" are not found in every are more common than most people realize.  These gelatinous balls to rocks or sticks on the pond can break loose and float on the water surface. These "Jelly Balls" are a primitive colonial invertebrate known as (common name is moss animals).  They are firm and slimy to the touch and can range from golf ball to basketball size. They are not fish or frog eggs, a form of algae or lake bacteria. Even though they appear to be something out of a science fiction movie or from outer space, they are completely harmless to you and...

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Pond Care : Fertilize or Not to Fertilize?

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Fertilization is done to improve the quality of fish growth.  In the United States, fertilization has been used extensively since 1925 as a means for increasing pond productivity. Applying proper pond fertilizer to a lake has the same effect as fertilizing your garden, it increases production.  Research has proven that pounds of fish produced may be increased 300 percent or more by proper fertilization.  How does this happen?   Pond fertilizer increases the small green algae called phytoplankton.  Phytoplankton is eaten by tiny insects called zooplankton. These little insects are eaten by your fish. The more food you produce from fertilization the...

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