Biological Augmentation

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How Can There Be ‘Too Many Pond Nutrients’?

March 15th, 2018

Written by Industry Expert Paul Conti, Environmental Scientist Lakes and ponds are home to many aquatic plant species that function as food sources for fish and animals, and provide aesthetic beauty to onlookers. In order to maintain this kind of life in any pond, nutrients must be present. Among many types of nutrients found in […]

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Pond Management: What are Beneficial Bacteria?

August 4th, 2016

Written by Industry Expert, Shannon Junior, Senior Business Development Consultant and Aquatic Ecologist  Beneficial bacteria occur naturally in lakes and ponds, and are the microbes responsible for processing dead organic material. There are many different types of bacteria, which work in different ways to break down organic compounds. Aerobic bacteria use oxygen and rapidly break down […]

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Phoslock and Biological Products for Improved Pond Water Quality

May 20th, 2014

Excess nutrients and phosphorus in freshwater lead to poor pond water quality and recurring algae blooms. Phoslock permanently binds with available phosphorus in your water so that it is unavailable to fuel algae growth. Biological products, like beneficial aerobic bacteria, feed on excess nutrients in the water column, as well as the sludge on the […]

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Using Bacterial Products to Treat Lakes and Ponds

March 5th, 2014

From our trusted partners at Aquafix; by President Kevin Ripp After a long cold winter, the ice that covers our lakes and ponds begins to melt and the bright spring sun begins to warm the water. The slow moving aquatic ecosystem starts becoming more active and alive. Plants, algae, and other aquatic life look for […]

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Bio-Dredging: Dredging With Bacteria?

March 6th, 2013

By Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist Nitrosomonas I want to start by saying that I really don’t like the term “Bio-Dredging”.  I think it’s a little confusing, and can mislead people into thinking they’re getting something they’re not.  But the term, short for Biological Dredging, has become the industry standard to describe the process […]

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Dredging Your Pond: Planning for the Big Dig

August 13th, 2009

By Terry Owens, Environmental Scientist and Kimberly Niesel, CMCA, Director of Marketing If your community has a lake or pond, it may have crossed your mind that dredging will be needed at some point. Hopefully your community has had a professional reserve study performed which includes funds allocated to a future dredging project. If you […]

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