Trout Pond Treatments and Care
Many people love having their very own trout pond in their yard! Kids love it! There are a few things you need to know.
1) Depth - 15 feet or more is ideal
2) Aeration - is a must to overwinter them
3) Legal - it is illegal to import from other provinces or countries without a permit. Contact MB Sustainable Development to obtain a permit. Without regulation, you could inadvertently bring disease into the province and destroy our trout lakes!
4) Feed them Premium Trout Food to keep them healthy
Aeration - Truly the key to improve your dugout! Fine bubble aeration is the most efficient and cost-effective system. Improves water quality, clarity, and promotes healthy water for fish, pets, people, and livestock.
1 plate system
1/4 acre pond 6- 9 feet deep
1/2 acre pond 9- 12 feet deep
1 acre 12+ feet deep
2 plate system
1 acre pond 9- 12 feet deep
2 acre 12+ feet deep
1 1/2 acre pond 6- 9 feet deep
2 acre pond 9- 12 feet deep
3 acre 12+ feet deep
Keep the water Healthy!
Dosages based on 1/4 acre sized Dugout
Muck Away - Pelleted bacteria consume sludge which in turn reduces aquatic weeds. Dosage: 1/2 lb treats 1000 sq feet and needs to be repeated every 2 weeks
Pond Clear - reduces nutrients and organics in the water column and clears the water. Dosage: 2-3 packets per 2 weeks
EcoBoost - micronutrient for the bacteria which boosts it. Plus, it binds the phosphorous in the water making it unavailable for the algae and weeds to utilize.Dosage: 2 scoops mixed with pond water and spread into the pond
Pond Dye - shades the water from the suns UV light. Dosage: 1/4 to 1/2 jug first treatment