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brackish client

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by LiquidLand, Dec 15, 2001.

  1. LiquidLand

    LiquidLand LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Merry Xmas to all-client has 30 year old retention pond as a
    feature-water trough in place w/ falls-looks great
    water inundated w/ salt water via Tampa Bay during storm
    3 yrs. ago-salt water crab, turtles and talapia, and now, an
    algae bloom-need any advice on possible eco-safe algae control
    or ideas on more water plants-iris, pickerel and lilies are on
    the plan for spring-approx. 600K gallon-muck bottom
    thanx s
  2. marcie

    marcie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    check aquascape website the pond guy can offer suggestions

    maybe a bio filter for the falls!!
  3. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    Arround here we generally use Barley Straw (SP?) to control algea.

    I am not certain about "brackish water" but it works quite well on fresh water ponds.

    I believe that some of the products Marcie refers to incorperate Barley matts for control.

    Good Luck,
    Jim L

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