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Non Target Impact of Herbicides to Aquatic Plants During Weed ControlPosted 8.8.2016

There are many aquatic weeds including the most common algae, cattails, and duckweed species in Tampa lakes and other water bodies. The most popular method of aquatic weed control in Tampa is the application of herbicides. Charles Aquatics, Inc. is one of the best aquatic weed control companies in Tampa. They follow three methods of…

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How to Manage Aquatic WeedsPosted 5.26.2016

Proper construction and design of ponds includes a vital factor in preventive weed control. Those weeds may spread to deeper water. Banks must be steeply sloped so that little water is under 2 feet to 3 feet deep. Mechanical Control Weed cutters that can be used underwater with motors are available and may be utilized…

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Tampa Pond Aeration Fountains Make Your City More AttractivePosted 5.25.2016

When you run a city or other municipality, one of the most important aspects of the job is to make sure the area looks aesthetically appealing to both citizens and visitors. This includes the maintenance and upkeep of the city’s ponds and lakes, and nowadays more and more areas are choosing to decorate these bodies…

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Pond maintenance is extremely importantPosted 3.1.2016

A water feature, if properly designed and executed, is actually quite low-maintenance. However, Mother Nature often needs a little help regardless of how good the pond is. Tampa pond maintenance companies are well aware that the needs of a pond are slightly different at different time of the year. For the greatest majority of homeowners…

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Necessity of Aquatic Weed Control in TampaPosted 2.8.2016

Aquatic weed control is needed in Tampa ponds, small lakes and water gardens. Management is needed in these waters for plants ranging from single-celled algae to huge rooted plants. With no weed control, these plants growth will become out of control on these waters. Phytoplankton Phytoplankton are plants suspended in water that are single-celled. These…

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Is Florida’s “Bone Valley” The Culprit in Algae Blooms?Posted 1.28.2016

“Bone what” or “Bone where” is an often asked question? For starters, the Bone Valley is a region of central Florida, encompassing portions of present day Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties, in which phosphate is mined for use in the production of agricultural and landscape fertilizer. Florida currently contains the largest known deposits of…

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Spring Showers Bring May Flowers—as Well As Algae Blooms!Posted 5.19.2009

Although that broad statement may not be entirely accurate, the same natural forces which are vital to the emergence of all forms of plant growth every Spring also contribute to the growth of algae. As has been described in earlier Charles Aquatics’ newsletters in our corporate WebSite (to which the reader is referred) algae and…

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Retention Ponds-we Can’t Live Without ThemPosted 1.28.2009

Retention ponds (“RPs”) are an integral part of a community’s total drainage system as well as a vital part of a community’s aquatic management program. Retention ponds which are more appropriately termed “Storm Water Maintenance Areas” are relatively recent requirements for many communities and are physically separate from mandatory community waste water management or sanitary…

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Fountains: “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful”Posted 12.23.2008

Awareness of improved water quality is currently one important focus of our environmentally conscious world. Successful aquatic managers are making fountain and aeration equipment the foundations of many aquatic management programs. Decorative, floating aquatic fountains, one of many essential elements of an aquatic management program, are nevertheless “good, bad and beautiful.” Fountains are “good” because…

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Trash Contamination Of WaterwaysPosted 8.28.2008

All of us have probably been witness to trash contamination of our waterways and perhaps some of us have even been guilty of contributing to this continuing problem. Pollution of all types to our environment has been an issue which has become an increasing worldwide concern these days. While many types of pollution—some of which…

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