Excerpt from: The Use of Multiple Inversion and CLEAN-FLO Lake Cleanser in Controlling Aquatic Plants
Prepared by: Robert L. Laing, President Clean-Flo Laboratories, Inc.
Prior to the use of CLEAN-FLO Lake Cleanser in three Minnesota Lakes the water was preconditioned to remove carbon dioxide and bottom acids. This process was found effective in controlling the macrophytes.
Bottom water of natural lakes often contain high levels of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide which cause the pH to be generally lower than 7. High levels of ammonia, as well as carbon dioxide in the bottom water serve as aquatic plant nutrients.
Although the Crystal Lake/Edina pond experiment was adversely affected by the flushing of Edina Pond during rainstorms, it can be seen that the null hypothesis was rejected or strongly rejected in every case. A conservative conclusion based on these results would be that Clean-Flo Lake Cleanser has a very high efficacy for reducing plant growth in natural, non-flowing water which have been continuously inverted.
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