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Hydrilla maintenance #13509405 04/09/20 02:22 AM
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What are yalls recommendations for keeping it under control. My little lake is overrun with it to the point a frog is about all you can throw. Don’t want it gone, just managed. The water in that picture is about 7 foot deep for reference.

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Re: Hydrilla maintenance [Re: dillydilly24] #13509418 04/09/20 02:26 AM
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Are you sure that is hydrilla? Doesn't look like it to me.



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Re: Hydrilla maintenance [Re: dillydilly24] #13509423 04/09/20 02:28 AM
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Be careful. That’s some beautiful water!

Re: Hydrilla maintenance [Re: dillydilly24] #13509425 04/09/20 02:28 AM
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I was under the impression I have a mix of coontail, milfoil and hydrilla. Not sure though. Figured the solution is going to be the same for all 3.


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It’s an awesome lake, 10 foot clarity, but from spring to fall you throw anything that dives more than a foot you’re going to pull up 10 pounds of whatever that is.


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Re: Hydrilla maintenance [Re: dillydilly24] #13509438 04/09/20 02:37 AM
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10 foot clarity is NOT awesome! You are severely lacking in nutrients and plankton in that water. Go study some farm pond references. One reason the vegetation is so bad is BECAUSE you have that unhealthy visibility.

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I would love to get in there. No problems with pulling up anything. You have to get off shore. How big is it??


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Re: Hydrilla maintenance [Re: dillydilly24] #13509442 04/09/20 02:39 AM
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you could buy some Aquashade.


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Re: Hydrilla maintenance [Re: Flippin-Out] #13509444 04/09/20 02:41 AM
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My best 5 went for about 25 today so not all is lost.... I’m fully aware that I have a problem, that’s why I made the post asking for help....


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Almost 20 acres. I can sit in the middle of the lake and throw a 6xd and pull up that stuff every cast.


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Re: Hydrilla maintenance [Re: senko9S] #13509451 04/09/20 02:45 AM
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I’ll look into it thanks.


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Watching this. Building a pond right now and trying to decide what types of vegetation to put in it.


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Re: Hydrilla maintenance [Re: dillydilly24] #13509472 04/09/20 02:51 AM
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I’m somewhat of an expert in aquaculture. Maybe I need access to your little lake so I can make some recommendations to you. laugh 5 for 25 and all on frogs? I’m in!

Re: Hydrilla maintenance [Re: dillydilly24] #13509532 04/09/20 03:33 AM
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It all depends on the amount of money you want to spend. They have chemicals that only kill the stuff hitting the surface, they have chemicals that are pelletized that sink to the bottom and kill it where it sinks, they have chemicals that kill from top to bottom, etc. You can get the pellets and distribute with a spreader in the areas you want it gone. Start small and work your way up.

You only want to kill a little at a time or you will create an oxygen problem with the dead vegetation.

With 20 acres, you can put the non-reproducing grass carp in and use chemicals to play with the balance you want to achieve. I put 50 carp in a 10 acre pond I have and they couldn't control the brushy pond weed I have. My next step is to buy chemicals and more carp.

If you have a lot of flow through that lake, your carp will swim over the spillway and follow the current, so you might want to put a fence across the spillway to keep the bigger carp in the lake.

There is a lot that goes into maintenance of private lake if you want it to be optimal. Water PH and fertilization also need to be considered. :-)

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