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Old Jun 23, 2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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I have a camp in upstate NY and for years never had any issues but this year we were infiltrated by duckweed. After looking at several remedies the only surefire one that doesn't kill the fish is 6 or 800 a year and that is to much for a place I don't live at.
Anyway maybe some of you have had experience with this and can give me alternatives that aren't quite so expensive. If it was a one time expense I wouldn't mind but that much every year is to much.
Pic of the pond before duckweed and after, this stuff moves in quick.
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Grass Carp eat duckweed, and have been used in successfully many states, and have worked well in your area in the past, but now your state has banned them.
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/08/06/ny...nd-anyway.html



http://www.aquaticmanagement.com/pmconsid.html
Amur (grass carp) are weed eating fish that are native to the Amur river of China and Russia. They are river fish and may leave a pond or lake during a heavy water flow. The points of entrance and exit should be screened with a weir (bar grating) when practical. Any grating must be cleaned regularly. Some situations may require that a few Amur be stocked each year to replace losses due to high water. Grass carp will not control algae. They prefer leafy water plants. They do not eat mature cattails. The stocking rate of these fish is 10 to 15 (8" minimum size) per acre. They do not bother other fish or swimmers. They cannot normally be caught on a hook and line, but this does sometimes occur. They have a size potential of 35 to 50 pounds in the midwest. State regulations that require Amur be certified sterile so this is the reason for the high cost ($10-$15 each). Amur can be expected to live for 8 to 10 years.

P.S: That is a pretty neat looking fishing camp that you have there Eric. I have stayed in hotels that weren't that that nice.
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P.S: That is a pretty neat looking fishing camp that you have there Eric. I have stayed in hotels that weren't that that nice.
I'm told that hourly rate hotels are less elegant.




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PS: Sorry there was no friggin way I could pass this one up. I tried but my typing fingers were under the control of an immutable force.

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Thanks Gary for the info
Steven the inside is more for storage than living and my hourly rates are negotiable for the more adventurous : )
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