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1tigger

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pond weed control
« on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:28 AM »
Just searching for some suggestions on weed control !

I have a pond that's about a half acre and most of it runs about ten feet .
The shoreline go's out from the bank about three feet and then drops to the average depth . The coontail and moss are starting to get a little excessive but I'm not quite sure how to get it back into a  reasonable amount of forage and cover for the fish without endangering the fish .
It's a small pond but produces some really nice fish . The hatch last year and from what I can see this year were very good .
By the way it's spring fed at one end  and does have a spillway at the other end so the water does move though slowly .
Thanks in advance for the suggestions !

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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #1 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:37 AM »
Just searching for some suggestions on weed control !

I have a pond that's about a quarter acre and most of it runs about ten feet .
The shoreline go's out from the bank about three feet and then drops to the average depth . The coontail and moss are starting to get a little excessive but I'm not quite sure how to get it back into a  reasonable amount of forage and cover for the fish without endangering the fish .
It's a small pond but produces some really nice fish . The hatch last year and from what I can see this year were very good .
By the way it's spring fed at one end  and does have a spillway at the other end so the waterdoes move though slowly .
Thanks in advance for the suggestions !

We use Gass Carp,there sterile and eat all the grass in your pond.

I think its a more natural way of getting rid of your grass,instead of using harmfull "To Fish" chemicals.

On our pond you could not even see the water only grass,untill we put the carp in.

It takes a few years for them to get this big though.

Heres a pic of one!

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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:39 AM »
hmm you dont wantta kill all of it right? so Chemicals are out of the question How about raking some out?? or use grass carp like previously stated.
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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:41 AM »
the only problem with grass carp is they stir up the mud and your pond will always be brown from the mud
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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #4 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:42 AM »
try using aqua shade it filters out UV rays to help control the weeds
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1tigger

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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #5 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:43 AM »
hmm you dont wantta kill all of it right? so Chemicals are out of the question How about raking some out?? or use grass carp like previously stated.

I have raked a lot out but it comes back faster than I can move !
I have also heard of the < sterril triploid carp ? > but cant find anyone who knows where they can be bought or how much they are .
I spent about four hours out there two weeks ago pulling and raking some of it out but the warm spell we had made it all come back with a vengeance .

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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #6 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:45 AM »
call your local DEC they can point you in the right direction for the carp but i would still try the Aqua Shade it works best when added eary spring before the weeds take hold
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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #7 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:49 AM »
call your local DEC they can point you in the right direction for the carp but i would still try the Aqua Shade it works best when added eary spring before the weeds take hold
What is it ? I cant say that I have ever heard of it .
Is it like a screen material that has to be hung above the water or am I way off base here ?

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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #8 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:50 AM »
I have heard that grass carp are harmful to bedding panfish.  They get in the nest to eat the weeds and disturb the eggs.  There is a guy on the Indiana board that I think does aquatic weed control for a living.  He goes by Powerworm.  Best of luck to ya!!!!
 

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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #9 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:50 AM »
its a blue dye that filters out UV rays to stop unwanted weeds and its supposed to be fine for fish i have a friend thats been using it for years
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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #10 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:52 AM »
its a blue dye that filters out UV rays to stop unwanted weeds and its supposed to be fine for fish i have a friend thats been using it for years

ive seen the stuff on golf courses. What ive seen of it though, is still a loss of some water clarity.


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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #11 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:55 AM »
I used  that stuff last year, put it in before the pond weed started growing and the weeds never grew in. What i was trying to get rid of was the green algae/slime that was floating on the surface after 2-3 weeks that stufff finally started dieing off. I purchased the stuff at Tractor Supply for about $35 a gallon which was enough to do both my ponds twice.
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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #12 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:56 AM »
its powerfull stuff about 1 cup per 1/4 achre pond i beleive n dont get it on your skin cuz it doesnt come off
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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #13 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:57 AM »
Thanks crowkiller I'm going to check into this stuff and see what its all about .
I'm not too worried about the water clarity I just want to keep it a useable pond and not harm the fish .

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Re: pond weed control
« Reply #14 on: Jul 12, 2006, 10:59 AM »
its powerfull stuff about 1 cup per 1/4 achre pond i believe n dont get it on your skin cuz it doesn't come off
only when its in its consintrated form once its in the pond its fine
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