A General Guide To Controlling Water Weeds
If left unchecked, aquatic weeds will turn out to be real troublesome. 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. The three basic means of aquatic weed control are generally the chemical, mechanical and the biological, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages and when well employed will be the solution to your weed invasion in your pond.
The mechanical method is largely regarded as the most cost-efficient of the three though it comes with a certain degree of time consumption. An excess of nutrients in the water are often the major cause of water weeds and algae life in your pond. 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. It only has an undoing in the complications that it is always associated with though it generally has its reputation as being the most quick and effective means of weed removal. The chemicals contained in some of the chemicals used for the control of algae and weeds in the ponds will in certain cases be a serious threat to the life of the other live beings in the pond such as the fishes, the plants and the other animal life therein making the pond generally a place to live in.
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 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.