Monday, 24 July 2017
Login |  Register 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Call us to get YOUR text ad here
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
It’s About Time

This is the time of year, the calls come in asking about moss and algae growth in ponds and stock tanks.  While there are many ways to control, it is constant.
One of the easiest and least costly is to purchase some goldfish, and let them control the green stuff.  Many times the tank is not deep enough for overwintering, so you can either bring them inside or not.  My suggestion is to put a milk crate or larger chunk of pvc pipe in the bottom of the tank, so the fish can hide from would be predators.
You can also use a bleach solution.  Using 1 ounce of household bleach per 1550 gallons of water should clear it up, without harming livestock.  The Dairy Herd magazine quoted, David Beede, Dairy Nutritionist at Michigan State University, “every week add two to three ounces of household bleach to every 50 gallons of water.  That would be a bit stronger!
Copper sulfate is a good ole standby.  Dissolve 1 ounce of copper sulfate in 1 pint of water.  Then add 7.5 tablespoons of this mix to each 1000 gallons of water.
There is a commercial product called Stocktrine.  You will probably have to special order this in, follow label directions.
To ensure cleaner tanks longer, clean them before treatment!

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Two Killed, Three Injured, in Brown Co Wreck
Historic 'Mushroom' Shelter To Be Demolished
Sex Charge Against Former Kickapoo Officer Dismissed
Mayetta Boy Dies Following Explosion
Car Wrecked and Burned; Driver Not Found
Six State Enforcement Includes the Local Area
Services Saturday For Local Plane Crash Victim
Funeral Set For Home Invasion Victim
Missouri Man Sought by Brown Co Authorities
Teen Dies In Rulo Area Wreck
Click Here For All Stories

Mayetta Boy Dies Following Explosion
Man Sentenced After Crash Kills 2 Relatives
Woman Sentenced in Mother's Beating Death
Injury Wreck Sends Effingham Woman To Hospital
Services Set for Pilot Killed in Atchison Co Crash
A Step Closer For Taco Bell In Atchison
Proposed Seneca City Budget Contains Mill Levy Decrease
Doniphan Co Fair Begins Monday
Six State Enforcement Includes the Local Area
New Hiawatha Community Hospital CEO Hired
Click Here For All Stories

©2017 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report

Powered by Radio Media Group