Aquatic Algae Control

Algae is quick growing and can be potentially toxic to humans and live stock, it can quickly lead to blocked waterways, cause unsightly odours and result in an unhealthy eco systems.

Aquatic Technologies offers a number of services to eradicate Algae. Each situation can be analysed to determine the best cause of action.

The solution can involve physical removal, chemical control, algaecide control, ultra sonic control, aeration, beneficial bacteria, nutrient reduction treatments or a combination of these methods.

Algae Identification

There are two main categories of algae that are problematic and broadly include:

  1. Filamentous algae is green in appearance and sometimes brownish in colour if exposed to strong sunlight. It appears floating on the waters surface, amongst submerged rocks or in the shallows of dams and lake edges and is stringy. If left untreated, it can: - Block irrigation pumps - Cause a strong odour and distinct rotten egg smell - Detract from the visual look of the water body - Turn into an algae bloom and take over the water body
  2. Micro algae can contain toxins such as in Blue Green Algae. Micro algae looks like a green oil slick or paint on the waters surface. This form of algae can be toxic to humans, domestic or native animals and birds. It is of most concern when people are in contact with the contaminated water or if it is used for irrigation.

Aquatic Technologies offers a number of services and products to control all types of Algae.

Algacide Control

Aquatic Technologies have trained and DPI qualified staff to be able to apply algaecides to control Algae in all types of aquatic environments, including potable water, waste water, irrigation holdings, lakes, dams and ponds.

 

Identifying algae by Aquatic Technologies

Identifying algae by Aquatic Technologies

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Emergent Roots are anchored in the substrate with stems, leaves or flowers projecting above the water’s surface.
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Floating Attached Roots are attached to substrate. Stems, leaves or flowers may/may not be above water’s surface.
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Algae No distinguishable roots, stems or leaves.
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Free Floating Roots are not attached to substrate and float on the water’s surface.
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Submerged Growing below the water’s surface whether attached to substrate or not.
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