Friday, March 13, 2009
Aquashade Lake and Pond Dye
Aquashade is our best selling and the industries highest quality lake and pond dye! It is made by Applied Biochemists and is the only lake dye on the market registered with the EPA.
Aquashade contains a blend of blue and yellow dyes specifically designed to screen or shade portions of the sunlight spectrum (red-orange and blue-violet) required by underwater aquatic plants and algae to grow. This action effectively inhibits photosynthesis in young, bottom growth and may prevent development altogether if applied early enough in the season. Aquashade is primarily effective at depths of 2 feet or greater.
We not only use Aqua shade to inhibit lake and pond weed growth, but we mainly use Aquashade to give ponds and lakes a natural deep blue look. We have used every lake dye product on the market, and Aquashade looks the best and lasts the longest!
Aquashade is easy to apply by simply pouring in along the water's edge or from a boat. Natural water movements will quickly disperse the product in less than 24 hours until even coloration is achieved throughout. Aquashade is non-corrosive and will not stain bathing suits, fountain surfaces or other water features at use dilution.
For effective control of lake weeds, 1 gallon treats 4 acre-feet of water. To calculate how many acre feet your pond has, you need to determine your acreage and average depth. For example, if your pond is 1 acre with an average depth of 8 feet, than you have a total of 8 acre-feet. You would need to initially apply 2 gallons of aquashade to effectively filter out the sun's light. Than you will on average need to apply 1/2 of your initial dose (or 1 gallon in this case) every month until the end of the growing season.
For most of my Aquashade applications I do not want to completely filter out the sun's light, I just want to make the pond or lake look more aesthetically appealing. I typically just apply 1 gallon of Aquashade per surface acre initially, and then 1/2 gallon per acre every month of the recreational fishing and swimming season.
A typical one acre pond in the Midwest has a 6 month season and will need 4 gallons of Aquashade to keep the water looking great for the season!
Another example: For an 8 acre lake I will initially apply 8 gallons of Aquashade. Then I will apply 4 gallons per month until the season is over. During a 6 month season I will use 28 gallons of Aquashade.
Water Use Restrictions:
Aquashade is completely safe for fish, animals, irrigating, drinking, fishing, and swimming. It has absolutely no water use restrictions, but I would recommend waiting 24 hours to use the water after treatment, to allow the dye to evenly disperse throughout the water column.
Where to Buy Aquashade:
Aquashade can be purchased in single gallons, 4 gallon packs, 8 gallon packs, 12 gallon packs, and even 24 gallon packs at Herman Brothers Pond Management Online Store
Also available at Herman Brothers Lake Products Ebay Store