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February 5, 2019
The Effects of Aeration on the Shoreline Fishes

Excerpt from: The Effects of Aeration on the Shoreline Fishes of a Eutrophic Florida Lake Prepared by: Andrew J. Leslie, Jr., Larry E. Nall, and Don C. Schmitz Florida Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Aquatic Plant Research and Control 3915 Commonwealth Boulevard Tallahassee, Florida 32399 Abstract Highly eutrophic Lake Brooker, located in central Florida, was […]

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February 5, 2019
Eliminating Cyanobacteria - Blue Green Algae - in Reservoirs and Lakes

The following paper on controlling blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in reservoirs and lakes was presented in an international meeting in Japan. Eliminating Cyanobacteria in Reservoirs and Lakes 6th International Conference on the Conservation and management of Lakes - Kasumigaura, Japan 1995. Reduce algae in lakes, ponds, rivers and reservoirs using inversion and aeration with bacteria and […]

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February 5, 2019
What is Filamentous Algae?

Filamentous Algae Description: Filamentous Algae is commonly referred to as pond scum. Because there are many varieties of this algae, more than one type will grow together in the same pond. Filamentous algae grow on the bottom in shallow waters or will attach to rocks and aquatic plants. Since it begins on the bottom of […]

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February 5, 2019
Coontail Aquatic Plant Identification

What is Coontail and Why is it a Problem? Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) is a free-floating submersed plant without any roots. They are found all over the world growing in sluggish water. Sometimes they are loosely anchored in the mud. Coontail draws its nutrients from the water directly rather than from sediment like most rooted aquatic […]

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February 4, 2019
What is Planktonic Algae?

Planktonic Algae Description: Planktonic algae does not form a mass or mats on the surface. They are free-floating microscopic plants which can be found floating on the top few feet of water in ponds or lakes. Planktonic algae requires light so they may produce food by photosynthesis. The algae colors the water in various shades […]

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February 3, 2019
Inversion Oxygenation and Bioaugmentation Quickly Reduces Organic Sediments

The Challenge Lake Apopka is a 30,888 acre hyper-eutrophic lake located in central Florida. Once known for fantastic fishing, the lake had 28 fishing camps located around it. Decades of fertilizer and chemical use in adjoining parcels have contributed excessive nutrient inputs that have devastated the aquatic ecosystem and have transitioned the lake from a […]

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February 2, 2019
Efficacy of CleanFlo’s Laminar Flow Aeration and Bioaugmentation

Excerpt from: Overall Trends in the Efficacy of Allied Group/CleanFlo’s Laminar Flow Aeration and Bioaugmentation as a Treatment for Sediment Floc Reduction, Nuisance Algae Reduction, Water Quality Improvements, and Other Observed Ecological Benefits, in Lake Apopka, Florida January, 2016 Prepared by: Restorative Lake Sciences Jennifer L. Jermalowicz-Jones, Ph.D. Candidate Water Resources Director INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY: Lake Apopka is […]

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February 1, 2019
How To Remove Pond Weeds and Prevent Weed Growth Naturally

Before you dump chemicals into your pond to combat pond weeds, read the following information. There are alternatives to chemical pond weed removal. We advise against using chemicals in ponds, rivers, lakes, and other small bodies of water because they ruin water quality. As pond weeds die and rot, they release chemicals they’ve taken in, […]

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November 14, 2018
Emission of Greenhouse Gases from Eutrophic Lakes: What’s the Solution?

A recent study published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters was the first to uncover that the size of lakes and the presence of nutrients directly influenced the levels of greenhouse gases that are emitted from the water body into the atmosphere. While it was previously understood that greenhouse gases were released through both […]

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