Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
rstuvw593971, gauldinponds, River Rat 1484, Mkm, ChadF
12648 Registered Users
Forum Stats
12648 Members
37 Forums
29797 Topics
403044 Posts

Max Online: 1039 @ 03/28/13 01:44 PM
Top Posters
esshup 20020
Cecil Baird1 18539
ewest 16749
Theo Gallus 12292
Dave Davidson1 10789
Who's Online
35 registered (esshup, Shorty, catmandoo, BobbyRice, heybud, Mike Otto, TGW1, Lovnlivin, stang00, Cisco, highflyer, Metalman, Brian75, Snakebite, wbuffetjr, JWW30338, sallad ssab, Mkm, Butkus51, bowfishersmith, poppy65, KingRace78, Zep, Theo Gallus, FINnFUR, DJ RANCH, Tbar, RAH, edit7279, Sunil, Yolk Sac, Corkman, RC51, sprkplug, Trevor), 370 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#53971 - 05/13/05 05:26 PM Sprayer Problems with Copper Sulfate
Lowell Offline
Member

Registered: 09/17/03
Posts: 13
Loc: Central Ohio
New Pond owner! I bought a lot last year with a small pond approx 1/3 acre. There is an algae problem and I have sprayed it twice with Copper Sulfate and this takes acre of all the surface algae. My problem is the Copper Sulfate destroys the nylon rollers in a new Hypro Roller pump after one use. Hypro Tech Services tell me there isn't a roller pump with any type rollers that will tolerate the use of Copper Sulfate due the abrasivness of this product. My question is, Will Cutrine Plus or other chelated copper products be safe to use with roller pump application? Thanks for any assistance.

Top
#53972 - 05/13/05 09:50 PM Re: Sprayer Problems with Copper Sulfate
John A. Mehling Offline
Member

Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 38
Loc: Evansville, Indiana
Our lake corporation uses Cultrine Plus in a 15 gallon electric sprayer that we bought from a farm supply store. We have it rigged up with a boom for the getting it put down in a hurry and have it tee off so we can use a wand sprayer when the water gets shallow and we can spray about 20 feet away. Hope this gives you an idea it has worked for us for two years with not problem just remember to drain it in the winter.

Top
#53973 - 05/14/05 04:24 PM Re: Sprayer Problems with Copper Sulfate
Lowell Offline
Member

Registered: 09/17/03
Posts: 13
Loc: Central Ohio
Thanks John, Appreciate the info. Sounds like the way to go with electric sprayer.

Top
#53974 - 05/15/05 11:24 PM Re: Sprayer Problems with Copper Sulfate
Kelly Duffie Offline
Lunker

Registered: 04/19/02
Posts: 1307
Loc: Cypress, TX (Helena Chem Co)
Lowell - the Hypro folks are right. Roller-pumps are best suited to non-corrosive liquids (no wettable powders or abrasive products).

Diaphram or piston pumps (12v or gas-powered) are much more versitile in respect to what they'll handle, though a bit more complicated to plumb.
Here's a commercial-grade 12v sprayer that I assemble for lake management companies (twin 12v 3.6 gpm pumps with individual or consolidated output, plus agitation for a 50 gal mix-tank).



It is definitely more capable than what most private pond-owners need. But, if you purchase a 12v sprayer, be sure to look for a pump with at least a 3 gpm capacity (suggestion). It will provide much greater reach and mat-penetration capabilities in comparison to the little 1.4 or 1.8 gpm pumps.
_________________________
“I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant” Alan Greenspan

Top
#53975 - 05/18/05 09:18 AM Re: Sprayer Problems with Copper Sulfate
Lowell Offline
Member

Registered: 09/17/03
Posts: 13
Loc: Central Ohio
Kelly, Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question. The is very good info, especially for rookie like me. I will certaily follow your suggestions.

Top

Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Recent Posts
Low Maintenance Fish
by Shorty
04/27/15 08:27 AM
Reliable Fishing Pond Building/Repair Near Bandera
by Mike Otto
04/27/15 08:21 AM
once great now well not so much
by JWW30338
04/27/15 08:05 AM
How big of a buffer for trees around new dam
by Mike Otto
04/27/15 07:58 AM
Our dream is being built
by bowfishersmith
04/27/15 07:56 AM
How to get grass established on clay?
by Mike Otto
04/27/15 07:49 AM
Brand new pond! now what to do next??
by Mike Otto
04/27/15 07:32 AM
Male Largemouth Bass
by Snakebite
04/27/15 07:27 AM
It's alive!! But on a serious note, what are these
by edit7279
04/27/15 07:20 AM
2009 Project of the Year Award!!!
by Mike Otto
04/27/15 07:20 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
self opening artificial forage/fry habitat
OCNBG
Emerald shiner.
Emerald shiners.
pond
pond

© 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide