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How to Manage Aquatic Weeds

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…

Necessity of Aquatic Weed Control in Tampa

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…

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

“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…

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

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…

Environmentally “Friendly” Control Of Algae

WITH THE LG SONICR ALGAE CONTROL UNIT Since algae are found worldwide in both fresh and salt water as well as on land, control of or perhaps a more fitting term, “management of algae growth” continues to be a vexing problem for waterway owners who want their ponds, swimming pools and lakes to be pristine…

Algae, Another Aquatic Enigma

What are algae? The term ―algae encompasses a wide range of plant life forms of which some grow on land (terrestrial forms which are found in soil, on trees and even on exposed rocks) and some grow in water. Of the latter some algae are marine forms (saltwater / oceanic types which include minute plankton…