Lakes and ponds are one of nature’s most beautiful gifts to us. Whether man-made or natural, these bodies of water serve various functions.These range from aesthetic purposes such as providing beautiful scenery to a rather plain landscape to recreational activities including fishing, swimming, and water skiing. In a healthy natural state, lakes and ponds are ecologically balanced with native plants, fish, wildlife, and aquatic organisms. Unfortunately, too many lakes and ponds are negatively impacted by human and environmental conditions which ultimately disrupt this healthy ecological balance – the result is less than desirable water quality and poor lake or pond conditions.
Major threats include the introduction of phosphate and nitrate based nutrients from various run-off sources such as agriculture and lawns as well as waste water discharge, animal waste and recycled water. The result of this water pollution is detrimental – organic waste, bottom sludge, muck and ammonia that builds up over time and becomes toxic for fish and wildlife. The water eventually becomes unsightly,also creating an ideal environment for unwanted nuisance plants and algae to grow.
Chemical treatments such as aquatic herbicides and algaecides are the most common and immediately effective way to treat and kill these unwanted nuisance plants and algae. Some chemical treatments are broad spectrum and treat a wide range of plants and algae, while others are very specific and treat only a single plant species. However, over time all this organic material builds up on the lake’s or pond’s bottom, creating excessive muck, unpleasant odors, and ultimately an unattractive, unhealthy, chemically-dependent and unbalanced ecosystem. Is chemical treatment for lakes and ponds the best long-term solution for these problems or is there something better – something natural?
The LakeFX Aquatic Maintenance System was specifically designed to work in lakes and ponds as nature works, promoting a balanced, healthy lake or pond ecosystem with native plants, fish, wildlife, and aquatic organisms. The LakeFX Aquatic Maintenance System products function by:
- Binding and absorbing nutrients from run-off as well as decomposing plants
- Improving water clarity by removing phosphates and humates from the water body
- Containing a blend of composting bacteria, media and biologic growth stimulants that work in conjunction with the native bacteria and produce a dramatic digestion of sludge and muck hydrocarbons, as well as a reduction of harmful nutrients
The LakeFX Aquatic Maintenance System naturally composts the dead plant materials and creates a system that feeds fish and other healthy microorganisms that, over time, will restore lakes and ponds to their natural and healthy state. The water colorant included in the LakeFX Aquatic Maintenance System safely and effectively creates stunning shades of color while absorbing the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Utilize the power of nature and restore beauty and harmony to your lake or pond proactively and naturally, with the LakeFX Aquatic Maintenance System.
ClearLock: An all-natural product, ClearLock “locks-up” nutrients on land and in the water. When temperatures in the early spring begin to rise, aquatic plants begin to grow. Phosphates and other organic nutrients follow the rain and snow run-off into the lake or pond. This inflow contributes to the nuisance plant growth and algae blooms. The first step in preventing this process is to stop the flow of these nutrients into the lake or pond by applying ClearLock around the shoreline, grass areas, flowerbeds or gardens that lead down to the lake or pond. ClearLock should also be applied in the water surrounding the shore 8-10 feet from the shoreline into the lake. In addition, ClearLock should be concentrated in areas of high sludge, storm drain or streams that feed water to the lake or pond as it also absorbs nutrients released by decomposing sludge.
ClariFix: This powdered product reduces the organic nutrients and clears the water by precipitating sediments from the water body. ClariFix is used as a clarifier, removing phosphates and humates from the water and improving the water clarity.
MuckFix: This package contains two sleeves of carbon packed with bio-nutrients.This product will treat the sediment and create a biologic base which works together with the native bacteria and results in dramatic digestion of sludge, hydrocarbons, and a large reduction or conversion of harmful nutrients. Used when the water temperature becomes warm enough (56°F) MuckFix contains a blend of composting bacteria, media and biologic growth stimulant. The bacteria grows in the media, and each grain of the media is like a seed; wherever it lands in the lake sludge, it begins to grow a colony of bacteria that will break down and remove muck and sludge from the lake bottom.
Aquadye: As the LakeFX Aquatic Maintenance System clears the water, this may enable harmful algae to develop as light penetrates the water. The use of AquaDye will help shade the water. 100% ecologically safe water colorant creates stunning color in the water with five distinct shades and two strengths to select from. AquaDye is an easy-to-apply liquid formula that will not harm fish, pets, birds or wildlife.
ClearDissolve: A dissolvable tablet uniquely designed to apply by skipping across the surface of the lake or pond. ClearDissolve was developed as an effective, easy to use spot-treatment for high sludge or muck problem areas.