BIOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF AQUATIC VEGETATION

POND FREEDOM
Pond Bacteria & Barley Straw Powder
Pond Freedom is an all natural, non-toxic formulation of beneficial aerobic bacteria, for use in commercial ponds and lakes, aquaculture ponds, ornamental ponds, koi ponds and water gardens.

Pond Freedom is packaged in pound water soluble packets. Just toss the packets around the edges of the pond when water temperatures are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Apply 3-6 lbs. per surface acre every 2 weeks. Always wait 48 hours after the use of any aquatic algaecide or herbicide before applying Pond Freedom to your pond.

Pond Freedom will:
  • Reduce Organic Bottom Sediments
  • Reduce Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate and Phosphate Levels
  • Reduce Murky Water



FREEDOM BLUE
Super Concentrated Pond Colorant
Freedom Blue is a concentrated blue pond/lake colorant formulated to treat larger ponds and lakes. Each super concentrated quart will treat an entire surface acre of pond water, up to 4 feet deep.

Freedom Blue pond colorant will help to filter sunlight while creating an aesthetically pleasing pond.

Freedom Blue is non-toxic to fish, birds, plants, and other pets when applied at the recommended rate. It is also compatible with most aquatic herbicides and algaecides.

For best results, Freedom Blue should be used with Pond Freedom beneficial pond bacteria to ensure your pond or lake remains clean and clear, ALL SEASON LONG!



GRASS CARP
(Diploid/Triploid)
Grass carp can effectively control aquatic vegetation when stocked and managed at proper densities. Grass carp have been known to consume over 100% of their body weight in aquatic vegetation each day. At this consumption rate they can effectively reduce the abundance of aquatic vegetation in your pond or lake. Grass carp are stocked as juveniles (8-11?) and have a useful lifespan of 5-7 years. Grass carp need to be periodically restocked with young fish at the rate of 40% of the original densities. They are often stocked in ponds and lakes as a vegetation management tool.

At Liley Fisheries, Inc. we have both diploid and triploid grass carp. Diploid grass carp have two sets of chromosomes (one from each parent) and the ability to reproduce under the right circumstances. Triploid grass carp have 3 sets of chromosomes and are incapable of normal sexual reproduction and the production of viable offspring. Triploid grass carp are generally more expensive due to the process of sterility manipulation and verification of the triploid chromosome number.

In Colorado, ponds or lakes on the Western slope or in the San Luis Valley must only be stocked with triploid grass carp.