What Do You Know About Fish
A General Guide To Controlling Water 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. Proper pond maintenance and filtration will be the owners first steps towards the control of these nuisance of weeds although this will in most cases not be wholesome for with time even with the best of these algae will still form and thrive in our fish tank. There are three common methods of weed removal and these are the biological methods, the chemical methods and the mechanical methods and these are all coming with their advantages and disadvantages but when each is used with a degree of wisdom, you can be assured of success in your efforts to do away with weeds in the aquatic life.
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. A mechanical filter can as well be used to remove the algae and weeds. Once you have done the cleaning, it is wise to ensure that you have cleaned and replaced the filter mats.
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. The chemical means of course stands out as the most effective and efficient mode of dealing with algae and weeds though it has the disadvantage of causing some rather complications in the process. Some of the chemicals have formulations which make them have some reactions on plants, invertebrates and the fish as well.
Added to the effects on your fish life, plant life and the invertebrates in your pond, the chemicals will also have a negative impact on your biological filters. The chemicals will have the sum effect of causing the death of the good bacteria on the biological filters which are often sensitive to them and this is going to result in negating the whole efforts in the entire plan as with the good bacteria dead in the biological filters and will thus lead to excess nutrients once more attracting the algae and weeds all again.