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#549901 07/01/22 08:43 PM
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I have my Texas Hunter set to throw 20 seconds in the morning and 20 seconds in the evening and the Tilapia and CNBG aggressively clean up the feed in under 2 minutes.

With the drought, my water is unusually clear causing a surge in algae growth...Lots of algae!!!

Should I slow down on the feed to force the TP back to eating algae?

FWIW, I stocked 150#;s of TP in my 5 acre pond back in May and am seeing offspring.

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Originally Posted by Tbar
I have my Texas Hunter set to throw 20 seconds in the morning and 20 seconds in the evening and the Tilapia and CNBG aggressively clean up the feed in under 2 minutes.

With the drought, my water is unusually clear causing a surge in algae growth...Lots of algae!!!

Should I slow down on the feed to force the TP back to eating algae?

FWIW, I stocked 150#;s of TP in my 5 acre pond back in May and am seeing offspring.


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This exact question was asked Last Weds night on PondBoss Live.
Bob recommended cutting feed in half, but if water quality is such that it's getting "hot" nutrient-wise, I'd be apt to go to 5-6 seconds each.

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Originally Posted by Snipe
This exact question was asked Last Weds night on PondBoss Live.
Bob recommended cutting feed in half, but if water quality is such that it's getting "hot" nutrient-wise, I'd be apt to go to 5-6 seconds each.

Turning the feeder down to 10 seconds for a while.

In the absence of a bloom I don’t think it’s too hot.

One good thing about clear water is I am seeing my TP mid season for the first time in the 4-5 years I have been stocking them. Usually I see them leave the truck and don’t see them again until die in late fall. Now I am seeing the small fish schooling.

I am encouraged at seeing lots of minnow size bait fish and the bass are really working the shore line catching CNBG & TP. Lots of big splashes. More than usual. Neat seeing multiple 15” LMB cruise the shore line in clear water looking for a meal.

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