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Controlling Spring Midge Flies

Posted April 10th, 2019

Midge Fly Season is Back Again! What are they? Midge flies are annoying flying insects most often found by bright lights near lakes and retention ponds.  Midge flies, also called blind mosquitoes, are ubiquitous throughout Florida. They belong to a very large and diverse family of aquatic insects with their immature stages occurring in the water.… Read More

Control Harmful Algae Blooms and Cyanobacteria

Posted April 10th, 2019

Control Harmful Algae Blooms and Cyanobacteria By Patrick Goodwin, Certified Lake Manager and Aquatic Research Scientist Nutrient over-enrichment of waters by urban, agricultural, and industrial development has promoted the growth of cyanobacteria as harmful algal blooms (HABs). These blooms increase the turbidity of aquatic ecosystems, smothering aquatic plants and thereby suppressing important invertebrate and fish habitats.… Read More

Lake Algae

Posted February 3rd, 2019

Lake Algae - What to Expect in the Coming Months The Community Association Institute West Florida Chapter recently published the following article in their Community magazine that Aquatic Systems President, John Gardner penned  for HOA and Community Board members about lake algae. A Necessary Component of a Healthy Lake Algae can make the water green and slimy… Read More

Pond Odors Part 2 – Aeration

Posted January 16th, 2019

Eliminating the Rotten Egg Reek - Add Oxygen By Dr. Josette La Hée, Senior Environmental Research Consultant In Part 1, we learned about the causes of the odor. Low Oxygen + Plenty of Anaerobic Bacteria + Lots of Organic Matter = Hydrogen Sulfide (aka rotten egg odor). Now we can dig deeper into each component beginning with… Read More

Pond Odors Part 1

Posted January 9th, 2019

The Mystery of the Rotten Egg Reek By Dr. Josette La Hée, Senior Environmental Research Consultant Step outside to take a breath of fresh air...and gag! Your pond has decided to get your attention in the most effective way it can. A bad odor coming from your pond is always a sign of something being… Read More

5 Best Winter Lake Projects

Posted December 18th, 2018

5 Best Winter Lake Projects in Florida By Patrick Goodwin, Certified Lake Manager and Aquatic Research Scientist Aquatic biologists working in the state of Florida, never really get a break from the constant growth of nuisance plants and algae. However, there is a short window of time each year where the water temperatures cool and growth… Read More

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