Why should you lime your lake or pond?

Over time the soil base of a pond can become acidic with large build ups of silt. The addition of lake & pond lime increases the alkalinity, pH and pH buffering capacity. Total alkalinity is very important for fish farming and can tell you how good the availability of carbon dioxide (C02) is. The toxicity of certain chemicals, such as copper sulphate, can also vary according to the total alkalinity of the water.

What are the benefits of liming a lake or pond?

  • An ideal pH lowers the stress on fish
  • Balancing the pH allows fish to grow bigger and faster than in low alkalinity waters
  • Better use of nutrients and minerals increasing the ponds carrying capacity
  • Releases available Phosphorus which is unavailable at lower pH levels
  • Increased availability of nutrients to phytoplankton blooms, improving the food chain for the whole pond
  • Increased availability of nutrients to phytoplankton blooms, improving the food chain for the whole pond
  • Can cause the water to clear suspended particles (mud) increasing available light to plants
  • Calcium is an important addition for good water quality and animal physiology

How should I apply the lime?

The autumn and winter months are the best time to apply. Typical application rates are 1 tonne/acre with repeat treatments recommended when required. Watch this video showing the best practice for application whether you have a small pond or a large lake.

Why buy our lake and pond lime?

We regularly supply fishing lakes and large pond owners with a super fine Calcium Carbonate powdered product for improving the quality of water. Our lime is drier and finer with a higher neutralising value (NV) than some other well known brands. The finer the lime, the quicker it gets to work to decrease organic matter and raise pH levels, reducing acidity. Our Calcium Carbonate powder is a 100% natural product and will not harm fish or wildlife. Contact us today for a competitive quote.

Suitable for lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Available in 25kg bags. Minimum order quantity 1 tonne. Siltex siltex

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