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#496290 - 09/13/18 07:13 AM Grass carp
tim k Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 295
Loc: lampasas texas
I have and 1.5 acre pond of which 1/3 of it has hydrila around the shoreline. I am stocking ten young grass carp this week. About how long should it take these guys to get it under control?

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#496291 - 09/13/18 08:09 AM Re: Grass carp [Re: tim k]
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4296
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
From everything that I have read, if you get results quickly, they will remove all vegetation from your pond which is typically a bad thing. If you added the right number, it will likely take a few years to reach the right balance. Ten seems high to me, but my climate is quite different from your's. Hopefully this is a recommendation from someone that is not selling you fish.

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#496324 - 09/13/18 06:01 PM Re: Grass carp [Re: tim k]
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Registered: 04/18/02
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Loc: lampasas texas
it was from a guy who has helped me with my pond for quite awhile - a pond management company

if they at some point are cleaning it out too much I will dispatch them -

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#496325 - 09/13/18 06:07 PM Re: Grass carp [Re: tim k]
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Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
That is definitely a viable alternative

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#496344 - 09/14/18 07:38 AM Re: Grass carp [Re: tim k]
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Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Be very careful acclimating them in this hot water
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