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#494505 - 08/03/18 05:05 PM Liquid Lime?
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Registered: 07/12/18
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Loc: Alabama
Has anyone have any experience or tried liquid lime in a small fish pond? I ordered a 2.5 gallon jug of Cal Flo so im going to give it a shot...figured for only 60 bucks, it would be worth a shot for a couple treatments. I posted in the Help thread, but no one responded.

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#494509 - 08/03/18 05:59 PM Re: Liquid Lime? [Re: HenryCountyAL]
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I use the 50 lb bag of barnlime from Tractor Supply. Works good. $3 a bag.

The liquid should work from the label, but it is expensive.
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#494511 - 08/03/18 08:14 PM Re: Liquid Lime? [Re: Vortex 4]
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I have no experience with liquid lime so was hesatant to reply but I agree with Vortex 4.

I remember going to Extension meetings and discussions about liming farm ground. The subject came up of liquid lime and basically the expert said it is very high quality fine grind lime. It works just fine. The problem with it is it is just expensive to make therefore not very economical.

I would agree with Vortex that likely you will get multiple times bang for your buck by just getting some ag lime. The liquid lime will work no doubt. It is just that a gallon or two is not going to do much for a pond his size.


Edited by snrub (08/03/18 08:16 PM)
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#494520 - 08/04/18 12:29 AM Re: Liquid Lime? [Re: HenryCountyAL]
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I agree with you both. My pond is only 1/3 acre so i figured I would see what happens.

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#494530 - 08/04/18 11:42 AM Re: Liquid Lime? [Re: HenryCountyAL]
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Originally Posted By: HenryCountyAL
Has anyone have any experience or tried liquid lime in a small fish pond? I ordered a 2.5 gallon jug of Cal Flo so im going to give it a shot...figured for only 60 bucks, it would be worth a shot for a couple treatments. I posted in the Help thread, but no one responded.


Cal-Flo label states clearly, that it takes 2849 pounds of Cal-Flo to equal 2000 pounds of standard Ag Lime...and at about 100 times the price....NOT a good liquid lime!

I applied a 275 gallon tote of Calcis in a 7.9 acre pond that was inaccessible to a lime truck on about 80% of the shoreline. 50 ton of Ag lime was needed, and the cost of spreading that much from a barge made the liquid cost effective...it worked VERY well. 5 gallons of Calcis equals 1 ton of standard Ag lime so I added, VERY EVENLY, 55 ton in 2 hours for about $6000.


Local high quality Ag lime was $32/ton for $1600, deliveries would have been $2500-$3000, loading Equipment $300 and spreading $2500
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#494536 - 08/04/18 06:51 PM Re: Liquid Lime? [Re: HenryCountyAL]
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Rainman, where did you purchase the Calcis and what's the cost for 5 gallons?

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#494556 - 08/05/18 08:01 PM Re: Liquid Lime? [Re: HenryCountyAL]
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#494581 - 08/06/18 05:30 PM Re: Liquid Lime? [Re: HenryCountyAL]
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In your location you should be able to find all the ag lime you need at reasonable prices. Co-Op has never charged a delivery fee or spreading fee. Cost about $50 ton delivered and spread.







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#494583 - 08/06/18 06:18 PM Re: Liquid Lime? [Re: HenryCountyAL]
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Registered: 07/12/18
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Ewest, co ops around here don't even want to talk to you about lime unless you have crop fields. I was thinking it was going to be quick and simple myself...not the case in rural southeast Alabama. I would love to find a farmer with his own spreader truck...

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#494682 - 08/09/18 11:52 AM Re: Liquid Lime? [Re: HenryCountyAL]
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Originally Posted By: HenryCountyAL
Ewest, co ops around here don't even want to talk to you about lime unless you have crop fields. I was thinking it was going to be quick and simple myself...not the case in rural southeast Alabama. I would love to find a farmer with his own spreader truck...


Usually, they have a min required of around 12 tons, but other than that I don't see why it should make any difference to them. I put 4 tons in my pond and had them spread the other 8 in the watershed. I had to order 12 tons even though I only need 4, but it was still around $400.
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