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#469851 - 04/18/17 03:55 PM Balance between FA and good bloom
boltesc Offline

Registered: 03/04/16
Posts: 15
Loc: North Carolina
One of our existing ponds has really struggled to get a good bloom going. FA is a constant problem. Water conditions are 7.2 pH about 30ppm Before I started fertilizing I zapped the FA really hard with Cutrine plus and it cleared out. Then I added fertilizer at 5# to the acre. I'm just starting to see some bloom but the FA is taking off again. Do I treat FA or let it go until quality bloom sets in and then attempt to treat? I've got aerators running now should I cut them off? Thanks for any help.

#469931 - 04/19/17 09:14 PM Re: Balance between FA and good bloom [Re: boltesc]
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Registered: 01/26/09
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Loc: Grovertown, Indiana
I'd recommend getting the hardness up more first, then whacking the FA and not adding any more fertilizer until you see how things go. I think the hardness is limiting the bloom.

3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).


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