Three General Methods For Controlling Aquatic Weeds
Aquatic nuisances such as algae will be a real problem to your aquatic life when these go uncontrolled. Leaving these uncontrolled will allow them time to take hold of your fish pond and grow to such extents as to get them increasingly out of your controls as such literally conquering the pond and aquatic life. The common steps towards the control of these weeds will be general pond maintenance and filtration initiatives which though well intended and effective will not rid the algae and other aquatic weeds entirely and permanently as you will find the algae rearing again and again even with the best of these filtration methods. The three methods of weed control are: the mechanical, the chemical, and the biological methods for aquatic nuisance ridding and all of these have their advantages and sets of disadvantages but when used diligently will all rve quite effective in weed removal.
Though time consuming, the mechanical method will be the most cost beneficial in the three methods of aquatic weeds removal. Water weeds and algae presence in your pond are always the result of excess nutrients in your pond water. The exchange of the water in the pond in its entirety will be a good way of dealing with this nuisance and would probably be better qualified by some manual labor. Algae and weeds scrubbed from the substrate will also be removed easily by the use of a mechanical filter. Equally important is the need to clean and replace the filter mats after the cleaning is done.
Algaecides and herbicides will be the other alternative option for the removal of algae and weeds form your pond as we’ve mentioned in the above sections, and is the chemical means of water weed removal. This method of weed and algae removal is deemed as the being quick and effective style of dealing with algae and weeds and only comes with the negative side of causing complications to the aquatic life you host. Some of the chemicals have formulations which make them have some reactions on plants, invertebrates and the fish as well.
On top of the effects the chemicals will have on your pond livestock, they will also have a reverse effect on your biological filters. The effect of the chemicals will be in causing the mass death of the good bacteria which are always effective in the control of the nutrients going to their excess limits since the good bacteria are always very sensitive to some of these chemicals and will die off-causing a reverse in the intentions to be met with the whole initiative.