Aquacide Blog — Lake Rake

Filamentous Algae Control: 4 Ways to Kill Filamentous Algae

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    4 Ways to Get Rid Of Your Algae   The most common lake weed problem is Filamentous Algae.  Filamentous Algae, also called “lake moss” or “pond scum”, form dense mats of strands.  Filamentous Algae is often a persistent problem because it reproduces rapidly by fragments, spores and cell division.  Abundance is dependent on nutrient levels, particularly phosphorous, in the water.  High levels of nutrients result in increased amounts of algae.  Its presence can degrade water quality and recreational enjoyment.  Excessive algae can cause oxygen depletion when it decomposes, as a result of natural die-off or an algaecide application.  This...

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Lake Weed Control: 6 Ways to Remove Coontail aka Hornwort

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COONTAIL   Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum, also called Hornwort) are rootless, submersed, perennial lake weeds that often form dense colonies.  Leaves are stiff, whorled with many forks and have small teeth along one edge of the fork.  Coontail gets its name from the physical resemblance to a raccoon’s tail.  Email a digital photo to for proper lake or pond weed identification. Lake weeds, including Coontail, provide habitat for many micro and macro invertebrates.  This invertebrate is food for fish, ducks, reptiles and other aquatic wildlife however it can become very thick and require a weed control regime that we will discuss...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 4 Fish Safe Pondweed Treatment Tips

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() is a water weed found throughout the world with an estimated 90 species.  Leaves are submersed, typically thin and translucent.  Some varieties have floating leaves on the water surface.  They grow in water depths 1-10 feet and can tolerate low light.  Strong roots anchor the weeds into sediment.  in the fall from (buds) on the lake or pond bottom.  These young weeds remain alive under the ice all winter.  Early summer, Pondweed begins to grow and flowers appear like clusters of beads.  Some of these bead clusters spike above the water surface.  These spikes release pollen that other weeds. ...

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Thousands of Fish Die as Heat Rises & Algae Blooms

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While many people jump in the lake to keep cool, living life underwater isn’t always enough to protect fish from the heat. Many people throughout the US have noticed fish struggling at the water surface and washing up onto their shore.  This is due to the heat wave that has hovered over the Midwest over the past few weeks. Fish kills are actually common and do happen every summer, its part of the natural cycle.  Oxygen levels have reached an all time low.  Low oxygen levels combined with high water temperatures cause fish kills that sometimes have people convinced their...

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Lake Weed Control: Q&A Shoreline Clean-up

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A customer recently contacted us regarding lake weed control. Below is his question and our response. Question: I live on a fresh water lake, our beach is sand covered with a little mud.   It’s a gradual slope out about 200’ to a depth of 15’...I have used Aquacide Pellets before with some success but my question is if there is a product I can apply now while the lake is out that will kill the weed roots?  The lake is all the way out and the bottom is exposed.  Not frozen,  just damp? Answer:  There are two main types of aquatic weed...

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