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A General Guide To Controlling Water Weeds

If left unchecked, aquatic weeds will turn out to be real troublesome. They will in but a short time ‘conquer’ the fish pond and take root such as to make them quite difficult to remove. Proper pond maintenance and filtration will be the owners first steps towards the control of these nuisance of weeds although this will in most cases not be wholesome for with time even with the best of these algae will still form and thrive in our fish tank. There are three common methods of weed removal and these are the biological methods, the chemical methods and the mechanical methods and these are all coming with their advantages and disadvantages but when each is used with a degree of wisdom, you can be assured of success in your efforts to do away with weeds in the aquatic life.

Though time consuming, the mechanical method will be the most cost beneficial in the three methods of aquatic weeds removal. Weeds and nuisance algae will always thrive in your pond all due to the availability of excess nutrients in the water. The exchange of the water in the pond in its entirety will be a good way of dealing with this nuisance and would probably be better qualified by some manual labor. Algae and weeds scrubbed from the substrate will also be removed easily by the use of a mechanical filter. Once you have done the cleaning, it is wise to ensure that you have cleaned and replaced the filter mats.

Algaecides and herbicides will be the other alternative option for the removal of algae and weeds form your pond as we’ve mentioned in the above sections, and is the chemical means of water weed removal. It only has an undoing in the complications that it is always associated with though it generally has its reputation as being the most quick and effective means of weed removal. The algaecides and herbicides at times contain harsh chemicals which may have a serious effects on the other useful elements of the aquatic life like the plants, other invertebrates making the eco-system habitable and even the fish life in the fish tank.

There are other effects the chemicals for weed removal will have on your fish tank added to the general effects they will have on it-and this is the effects it will have on the biological filters. The chemicals will have the sum effect of causing the death of the good bacteria on the biological filters which are often sensitive to them and this is going to result in negating the whole efforts in the entire plan as with the good bacteria dead in the biological filters and will thus lead to excess nutrients once more attracting the algae and weeds all again.

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