The Science Behind It
8% Copper, like all algaecide, is a temporary fix. The best way to improve long term health and performance of a wastewater lagoon is to minimize sludge accumulation. It is often sludge on the bottom that leads to many lagoon issues, such as high ammonia, BOD, and TSS. For reducing sludge, we turn to Sludge Rx, a pioneering tablet sludge control solution. For rebalancing of the lagoon system, operators use the VitaStim Lagoon Line; VitaStim Summer Slam, VitaStim Sludge Reducer, and VitaStim Polar.
Enhance Penetration with PondZilla Pro Pairing
You can get the most out of an algaecide and discourage algae regrowth by pairing it with an adjuvant. The best adjuvant is PondZilla Pro. The biocatalysts in PondZilla Pro aid in the penetration of the copper algaecide into the algae, break down algae’s defensive barriers, and help degrade the dead plant material so it doesn’t contribute to the sludge layer.
Tips and Tricks
For best results mix 8% Copper and PondZilla Pro in a tank sprayer. Typical dilutions are 10:1 with water, see table below. 8% Copper works on contact and is limited in its ability to travel laterally in a pond. This means even distribution over the surface of the targeted area is important to get the best result.