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Old 06-14-2020, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have a recommendation on a treatment for killing pondweeds/algae?? Also looking to kill some brush and weeds on the pond levee just don’t want to kill my bass/bream/catfish.
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Old 06-14-2020, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know how big your pond is, but I've seen something like this pond dye used to reduce sunlight and slowly kill it off. I can't say how effective dye is long term though. Shade is a huge factor. Planting water lilies and shoreline trees will reduce it. Stocking grass carp was big back in the 70-80s, but that might be overkill or illegal now. Some lakes had a boom in grass carp that led to zero weed with no cover for fry, which is just as destructive to your fish stocks. You might get some help from the local County Ag Office? MDWFP has this program, but I have no idea how effective it is. Worth it to call and find out. Good luck. Let us know how you do.
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Got to Amazon and get you some catplex , it’s good for livestock , fish etc . I sprayed around my pond , basically like roundup . For weeds algae in pond -aquacide but it’s expensive
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Does anyone have a recommendation on a treatment for killing pondweeds/algae?? Also looking to kill some brush and weeds on the pond levee just donít want to kill my bass/bream/catfish.
You can get triploid carp that can't reproduce. They are pretty effective at clearing out plants but they don't eat algae, and I hear they don't eat duckweed. Think we paid $10 apiece for ours. You shouldn't need more than a few unless you have a big pond with a lot of plants. They will get very big.

Be careful in using plant killing chemicals... if too much dies at once it can drop the oxygen level in your water and kill fish.

You can find tons of helpful pond info at forums.pondboss.com. Good luck!
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would want to talk to a professional before I started spraying any kind of weed killer around or in the pond.
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go to MDEQ's website. There you will find everything you need about your pond. They will even send you a free magazine on Mississippi pond management. You may have to read a little but its in there along with a lot of other good info about your pond or lake.
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