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#6112657 - 04/26/11 09:54 AM how to get rid of hydrilla?
deerslay3r Offline
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Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 37
Loc: Austin, TX
my dad has about an acre sized stock tank and has a pretty bad problem with hydrilla. we have tried different chemicals, they do great but only temporarily...was thinkin about carp or tilapia? any suggestions/experience would be greatly appreciated.
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#6112669 - 04/26/11 09:56 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: deerslay3r]
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
Grass carp. Tilapia are plankton/algae eaters so I don't think they'll make much impact on hydrilla.
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#6112695 - 04/26/11 10:01 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: fouzman]
aggiegolfer Offline
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Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 4454
Loc: Willis, TX
definitely ask the officials that stocked the carp in Conroe... bang

JK...but grass carp LOVE hydrilla.

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#6112718 - 04/26/11 10:04 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: fouzman]
NoCoolNameToo Offline
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Registered: 05/20/10
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Loc: Saginasty TX
Back home they use chicken poop ( liquid form ).. I don't know how long it last though.
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#6112770 - 04/26/11 10:14 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: NoCoolNameToo]
deerslay3r Offline
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i figure a pond that small we could control the carp population pretty easy if they got out of hand
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#6112810 - 04/26/11 10:22 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: deerslay3r]
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yep
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#6112832 - 04/26/11 10:26 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: fouzman]
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I've gotten a lot of good pond info in the pond section of this forum... Meadowlark knows whatsup

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#6112887 - 04/26/11 10:36 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: FootAndAHalf]
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i hate grass carp


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#6113170 - 04/26/11 11:44 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
Scott McCormick Offline
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Registered: 04/24/10
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Loc: Sugar land, Tx
Ask TPWD how they screwed up Conroe.

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#6113182 - 04/26/11 11:47 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: Scott McCormick]
Revoman Offline
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Registered: 06/11/08
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A buddy had a beautiful bass tank with grass in it,,, clear water. He put 10 grass carp in and ruined it. Visibility is about 3" and muddy red.
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#6113206 - 04/26/11 11:52 AM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: Scott McCormick]
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Originally Posted By: scm
Ask TPWD how they screwed up Conroe.


add cypress springs to that list
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#6113313 - 04/26/11 12:20 PM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 2860
Loc: Katy, Texas US
You can order grass carp for TPW, they have to deliver it to you pond though. Hydrilla has to be introduced, chemicals are only a quick fix. Sterile Carp will not completly solve the problem. because when they die, it will come back.
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#6113511 - 04/26/11 01:08 PM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: BMCD]
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I think some of those got into Sandlin through the blow hole.
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#6113595 - 04/26/11 01:24 PM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: BMCD]
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Originally Posted By: BMCD
You can order grass carp for TPW, they have to deliver it to you pond though. Hydrilla has to be introduced, chemicals are only a quick fix. Sterile Carp will not completly solve the problem. because when they die, it will come back.


You sure about that? I wasn't aware that TPWD sold Triploid Grass Carp. I know you have to have a TPWD biologist come out, look at your lake and recommend the proper number of grass carp, for which TPWD then issues a permit. But the actual purchase of the carp is done through TPWD approved fish farms, not TPWD themselves. Or at least last time I checked.
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#6114181 - 04/26/11 03:26 PM Re: how to get rid of hydrilla? [Re: fouzman]
BMCD Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/02
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Loc: Katy, Texas US
That may be, My father in law did this in his pond. Someone said he could only have 3. I know he had to go thru TPW to make the purchase.
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