Absolute Aquatic acknowledges that not all aquatic plants and algae are "weeds" and that aquatic plants and algae are critical to the natural balance of the aquatic eco-system. The goal of Absolute Aquatic is to guide you in establishing a comprehensive aquatic management program. Frequently this involves the use of aquatic herbicide and algaecide to control excessive plant growth. Plant and algae identification, growth cycles and water quality parameters lead to proper algaecide/herbicide selection and application rates. Believe it or not that is the easy part! The challenge is to construct a management program placing realistic goals and expectations upon the aquatic eco-system at large. Absolute Aquatic has adopted a "less volume more frequently" approach to aquatic plant management. This method provides flexibility in response to specific issues and minimizes the impact on the aquatic eco-system.
Nutrient Reduction - Advice on Watershed Management, Erosion control and the establishment of Vegetation Buffer-Zones to arrest Nutrient Loading is readily available from Absolute Aquatic. Supplemental Aeration installation and Bacterial/Enzyme supplements may also be a solution to improve water quality and increase the natural digestion of certain nutrients that contribute to overabundant algae growth. At times, Nutrient Reduction achieved through a whole lake Alum Injection or several partial injections seasonally, may be recommended to limit the impact of very nutrient rich bodies of water. Chronic Nutrient Loading conditions may be better served with the installation of a metered Liquid Alum injection system that emits very small quantities of Alum to reduce the effect of Nutrient Loading that takes place consistently from the watershed. Nutrient Reduction programs can provide long term relief from poor water quality conditions. These programs range in impact from low to high impact, immediate to long range time tables of efficacy. Let Absolute Aquatic assess the merit and specific program to implement in your pond or lake.
Algae Control - Algae control achieved by Targeted Algae Management is a preferred control method. This is achieved by proper algae identification and selective control with algaecide and/or water quality improvement measures. Aeration, Bacteria and Enzyme supplements may contribute to control of certain algae bloom events. The installation of a Sonic Solution Ultrasound Algae Control Unit in addition to aeration and Bacterial/Enzyme supplements may control other algae species. More times than not, the combination of these methods as well as algaecide control is necessary. In the big picture, the implementation of one or more of these methods will reduce the amount and frequency of algaecide applications or make your current treatment program more effective.
Aquatic Weed Control - Absolute Aquatic identifies native from non-native species, invasive from selective growth species and formulates a control program to serve your needs. Utilizing the finest quality EPA registered Aquatic Herbicide, Absolute Aquatic manages plant growth to accommodate control desires in potable water, irrigation and recreations resources. Absolute Aquatic specializes in Duckweed and Watermeal control programs.
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Absolute Aquatic selects only the finest Algaecides and Aquatic Herbicides that are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and licensed for commercial use by the Office of Indiana State Chemist.