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Control Harmful Algae Blooms

By Patrick Goodwin, Certified Lake Manager and Aquatic Research Scientist Nutrient over-enrichment of waters by urban, agricultural, and industrial development has promoted the growth of cyanobacteria as harmful algae blooms (HABs). These blooms increase the turbidity of waterbodies which can smother aquatic plants and limit invertebrate and fish habitats. The die-off of blooms may deplete... Read More
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Aeration Reduces Aquatic Midge Fly Habitat

Hibbs Grove, a residential housing development located in Cooper City, FL experienced an ongoing outbreak of swarming non-biting midge flies. These swarms prevented them from enjoying their lakefront property. The 6.5 acre lake has an average center depth of 22 feet. Shaped like the capital letter “E”, it is located in the middle of the... Read More
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6 Steps for Pond and Lake Aeration System Maintenance

How important is aeration system maintenance? A question everyone asks when making a large purchase is “How long will it last?” A Vertex lake, pond, marina, canal, or reservoir aeration system is no different. And, like all equipment, it will do its job well for years to come so long as regular maintenance is performed,... Read More
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Are Lake and Pond Sediments Causing Algae Blooms?

The sediments in your pond or lake may be the cause of recurring or toxic algae blooms. We all know these blooms are a major source of frustration for property owners and those who manage them. Phosphorus is the nutrient that feeds these blooms, but it is not always obvious where the phosphorus is coming... Read More
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4 Rules for a Healthy Aeration System

A healthy aeration system in your lake, pond, marina, canal or reservoir helps maintain the balance of oxygen and nutrients. Plants, fish and other living organisms need oxygen to survive. Problems that occur in waterbodies are often associated with a lack of oxygen where it is needed. These issues include algae and aquatic weeds, fish... Read More
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Oxygen Debt in Your Lake or Pond

Oxygen debt is the difference between the amount of oxygen your lake or pond needs each day to stay in balance vs what it has. When your dissolved oxygen meter reads 0 mg/L, we know there is a problem. Unfortunately, a meter cannot tell you how much oxygen debt the lake is in. Oxygen meters... Read More
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The 6 Values of Water Quality Modeling

Are you experiencing issues caused by low water quality in your waterbody? They cannot be solved by water quality modeling, but the solutions will become evident or supportable because of modeling. There are many reasons why water quality models are applied in lake management, but, in general, they can be broken down into six categories... Read More
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Nutrient Budget for Proactive Algae Management

The frequency, duration, and intensity of harmful algal blooms increase year to year. Stress on waterbodies increases as lakes age, watersheds are developed, and climates warm. This brings great socio-economic losses and the need for better management strategies. The solutions require us to focus on root causes (i.e., nutrients) instead of expensive reactive management strategies.... Read More
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Bubble Curtains and Aeration Together

Many of the problems experienced in canals and marinas can be attributed to the reduced water flow in and out of these systems from the main water body. Once materials make their way in, they have difficulty getting out. Floating algae, sea grasses, dead fish and other debris take over canals and marinas. These issues... Read More
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Aeration Installation in France

The Fish Says it All! An aeration installation in France by Terre Appro certainly helped bring about great results for his client in ZA de Chatenay. Just look at the size of that boil! If you want water this healthy contact in France, Cee and North Africa, contact Franck to get the help you need.... Read More
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