1.5-Acre Pond with Planktonic Algae
Sorry about having so many choices, but I thought you would appreciate the extra
SYSTEM PURCHASED AUGUST 2007, INSTALLED LATER ???
Proposal for review and
Let's move the windmill to
the top of the hill nearby the source of electricity so that we can hook up a
small diameter tubing (at least 3/8") in the ditch with the electric line
to the pond near the dock. That way you will get some advantage of the
windmill and improve the appearance of the farm from the road at the same
time. I've shown it in the equipment layout photos, but I didn't count any
self-weighted line with it. You can either leave it like it is, weight it
down, or replace it with SWT.
Next: You have the
option of the KR-2DP (Keeton Aquatics like I had in the truck) or the AIR2 from
Vertex Water Features. Here is the breakdown.
KR-2DP Quiet Line™ Lake Bed Aeration System
Quite Line™ Aeration System for ponds and lakes up to 3
Acres in size. One 1/3 HP Rocking Piston Dual Compressor delivers 4.5 CFM
at up to 30 psi pressure while using only 5.3 amps of power . Each System
will come with 2 Duraplate™ maintenance free non clogging diffusers. 120V.
KR-2DP-B $1,975.00 + S&H (Includes 200' Alpine
Self-Weighted Tubing) System
100' More Self-weighted
2,552 I think we ended up using the Vertex dual diffusers shown in 2nd pic.
AQUA10WSP: Aquatron, Water Soluble Packets,10#
Aquatron is a natural blend of aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria.
Aquatron is effective in binding of water column phosphorus and nitrogen.
Designed to improve production capacity and enhance water quality.
Information on Aquatron is effective in phosphorus mitigation
and general water quality improvement. Studies are available upon request.
Aquatron has been proven world wide in lake and pond environments as well as
Application rates are 3-6 # per surface acre - initial dose.
Maintenance Dosage: 2 # per surface acre every two weeks throughout the seasonal
growth period. Each 10 lb. bucket contains 20 Water Soluble Packets.
Retail Price: $189.00 + $16.00 S&H=$205 or
Product Weight: 12 Pounds
Gooneybird's advice. Use this at the
rate of one packet per week at each diffuser or divide the number of weeks left
until the end of the growing season where the water gets below 60 degrees and
use it all up. Keep us informed as to the changes in the water
condition. Likely next spring you will not have to deal with it at all.
UPDATE March 19, 2013
Ron said he was going to
have someone come in and excavate the upper end. That's expensive. I
suggest moving the far AirStation toward the neck of the pond and start adding
35 Pounds of Waste & Sludge Reducer each year according to its dosage
schedule. Placing a heavy concentration of it in the neck where the tree
leaves fall will be a significant help.
One hundred feet .58 BottomLine
$ 135 (One time cost)
One WSR25WSP 25#
Bucket of Waste & Sludge
One WSR10WSP 10#
Bucket of Waste & Sludge