Ponds and Plants

For technical purposes, we differentiate into 4 groups:  algae, floating aquatic plants, submerged weeds, and emergent weeds.  Here is our definition and some examples for each.

 A.  Algae

 Primitive plants closely related to fungi.  No true leaves, stems, or root systems.
Over 20,000 species have been identified.  There are three primary forms in the ponds we treat:  planktonic, filamentous, and attached-erect.

 LLMO GC and EcoSocks are quite effective against all of these forms.  For one, they derive all of their nutrient directly from the water.  And they only use simple nitrogen and phosphorous forms, and lack the ability to draw nutrients from soil or elsewhere.  These species are the most closely related to bacteria, and use similar nutrients.  That is why EcoClear competes very effectively with algae.

B.  Floating Aquatic Plants

 These float on the surface and are rooted on the bottom of the pond.  Free floating plants are also sometimes included in this group.  Includes duckweed, watermeal, water hyacinth, water lilly, watershield, and so on.

In general, the more vascular plants such as the water lillies, hyacinths, and so forth are not affected by product use.

 C.  Submerged Weeds

The class includes those plants that are rooted at the bottom but are completely
submerged.  These are usually flaccid, and lack rigid structures.  Common species include pond weed, milfoil, and elodea.

 We have found that  when LLMO GC / EcoSock treatment begins early in a colder season, that these types of plants are suppressed.  We have success with a variety of milfoil, including Eurasion Milfoil, in particular.  In some cases, people have claimed that LLMO GC / EcoSock has reduced an existing weed problem, but in most cases, we think that it is best to apply before the weeds become a problem. Adding to our arsenal of Pond Treatment is “Bio Lake Sludge Buster”. Proven to be a winner in sludge reduction.

 This is largely because there are two mechanisms for the reduction.

 1. LLMO GC / EcoSocks compete with the weeds for N and P nutrients.  Product use decreases the nutrients that the weeds need to grow.

2. LLMO GC / EcoSocks begin to digest the organic sludge.  This is where the submerged weeds such as milfoil take root.  By digesting the sludge, the milfoil root system is weakened, and together with nutrient reduction, milfoil is suppressed.

Be sure to start treatment as early as possible in the season to ensure optimal results.  Early treatment will result in 50% or better suppression of milfoil without use of toxic chemicals.

Fish Farming, Ponds and RAS Systems

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Harmful Bacteria – E Coli

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Lake Sludge Reduction Program

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Live Fish Transport Solution

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Pfizer Inc., 8 acre lake, Lincoln Nebraska Facility

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Satisfied Customer LLMO GC, NJ

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Nitrifying Bacteria

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