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Pond weeds
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cornfused    Posted 07-02-2002 at 06:37:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can anyone identify these weeds and tell me how to get rid of them?

John    Posted 07-02-2002 at 08:43:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like American Elodea. Diquat herbicide works really good on it, but, if available, it's expensive. About $115 per gallon. Amount depends upon size and depth of pond. The biggest problem that you have to be concerned about is that the decomposing weed uses up the oxygen in the water and may cause the fish to suffocate. You can treat it in sections to help minimize the potential problem. Triploid Grass Carp will eat it, but I stocked approx 60 of them in my six acre pond and they can't eat it all. They seem to get fat and lazy!

Good luck!

tomatolord    Posted 07-02-2002 at 07:45:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
you need to buy some grass carp...

buy a quite a few then fish them out once your pond gets cleaned up...

you want to keep about 1 adult fish per acre

that will keep it under control - you dont want to wipe out all of the algae or weeds

one other thing to try right away

is barley hay

cornfused    Posted 07-02-2002 at 19:55:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
The pond is less than an acre and I have 12 grass carp in there now. I guess I need to buy 50 and then use them for cat food later! Thanks toall of you for your help!

Salmoneye    Posted 07-02-2002 at 07:03:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does this look like the stuff you have?

cornfused    Posted 07-02-2002 at 07:08:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
It looks a lot like it, how do I get rid of it?

Salmoneye    Posted 07-02-2002 at 07:11:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dunno yet LOL

Give me an hour or so...

Salmoneye...Getting there...    Posted 07-02-2002 at 07:14:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here is a start...

Salmoneye    Posted 07-02-2002 at 07:20:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lots of info on the net about Hydrilla and Elodea.

Here is the Google search for 'Hydrilla Control'.
Too muany hits and too much info for an easy answer.
Looks though like aqautic herbicides are the method of choice for large areas and small areas are best suited to manual eradication (pulling by hand)...

cornfused    Posted 07-02-2002 at 07:24:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks a lot! We have been pulling by hand for weeks now, just looking for an easier fix.

Rob    Posted 07-02-2002 at 19:49:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am planning a fiasco in my pond to remove weeds. I plan to weld some rods to an old plow frame and drag it through the pond with a super wench. Still have a few projects before I get to that one, but hope to get into it before fall.


Or Maybe...    Posted 07-02-2002 at 07:05:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
This one?

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