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Remove Watershield (or some other nuisance)
#534966 05/09/21 04:17 PM
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Trying to remove or at least get this knocked down to no more than half the pond.

Would prefer a biological solution such as fish to feed on it.

Neighbor tells me zlarge Mouth Bass & Carp are in pond. Water tests a bit acidic as well.

Would an aeration system help? Total surface are is a bit over an acre.

Overflow via a standpipe that is usually above waterline.

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1.25 Acre Pond 8 Feet Deep

Some Koi & Large Mouth Bass
Re: Remove Watershield (or some other nuisance)
DogFather #534968 05/09/21 05:32 PM
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I would use some granular 2-4-d (navigate?) or the aquatic version of roundup.(glyphosate) Small areas at a time.
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Re: Remove Watershield (or some other nuisance)
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So is the plant in the photo in fact Watershield? Trying to make sure i
I am solving the issue at hand.


1.25 Acre Pond 8 Feet Deep

Some Koi & Large Mouth Bass
Re: Remove Watershield (or some other nuisance)
DogFather #534977 05/09/21 08:25 PM
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Just read all 4 pages of the "Muck Eating Bacteria Experiment" seems that aquatic plants grow because they have nutrients (yup, call me captain obvious). So reducing the nutrients or muck will reduce the plants.

Grass Carp would be awesome but they are restricted here in NC. Maybe some Tilapia & Catfish. Also seems like an aeration system would be quite helpful.


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Some Koi & Large Mouth Bass
Re: Remove Watershield (or some other nuisance)
DogFather #535083 05/11/21 10:45 PM
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I will bet you will end up spraying it. Habitat works the best on it, but you have to watch translocation if you have trees at the edge of the pond.


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Re: Remove Watershield (or some other nuisance)
DogFather #535108 05/12/21 01:01 PM
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Picked up 10 12" Koi from someone who bought a house with a Koi pond they didn't want.

I know the Koi won't eat the leaves but they do seem to be going after the roots as I see the plants shaking.

This weekend I'll try to drag a section of wire fence across the pond to pull up 1/4 of the Water Shield.

Depending on how well that goes might try more or go nuclear i.e. herbicide.


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