Tannic Acid in Ponds

If you’ve ever driven by a lake that has brown water resembling ice tea then you’ve seen a pond with tannic acid.  Most of the time tannic acid is just an aesthetic issue. However, sometimes it can be more serious. This client was about to stock 6,000 3-4″ bluegill before we checked his water quality. […]

Newnan, Georgia Lake Enhancement

Here at AES we are big fans of artificial habitat. Last forever and when it goes off the edge of the boat you are done with it. The one drawback is it is very expensive. Recently we have been working with a good amount of HOAs. Improving a community lake will increase property values even […]

Threadfin Shad Kill

As temperatures continue to plummet in the Southeast many lakes are reaching unheard of temperatures. Most fish will hunker down in the deepest portion of the lake and ride out the storm. However, some fish are more susceptible than others. A key food source that becomes vulnerable in extreme cold is Threadfin shad. Around forty-five […]

Pop Eye Disease

Did a little eye surgery today and removed these ocular nematodes from bluegill eyes.  They had Pop Eye disease. Only cure for Pop Eye disease is ridding the muck from your pond.  If you see Pop Eye disease in your pond, then contact us for an aeration quote.  

Sterile Grass Carp

  Sterile Grass Carp Along with warmer temperatures upcoming, so are submersed weeds in ponds. The best long-term control of submersed weeds is stocking Sterile Grass Carp. Sterile Grass Carp are very effective in controlling submersed weeds and can eat up to 5 times their body weight in one day.  Get your Sterile Grass Carp in soon […]

Constructing Secchi Disks

   We are in the process of making Secchi disks. Secchi Disks are one of our best selling items and the best item to ensure the success of your pond’s fertilization program. If you don’t already have a Secchi Disk, visit our Shop at https://lakework.com/shop/secchi-disk-2/. We sell Secchi Disks for $33.00 including shipping.

Pond Fertilizer

Spring is fast approaching along with warmer water temperatures. Remember we begin fertilizing ponds once the water temperature reaches 60°F. It is critical to get a bloom established early in the spring. If fertilization efforts are delayed further into spring, there is a chance that aquatic vegetation will get a head start and limit fertilizer’s […]

Threadfin Shad Survival

The start of 2014 rang in the coldest temperatures that in over a decade. For those with threadfin shad, the bitter cold could have led to the demise of your threadfin shad population. Threadfin shad are great bass forage but they die once the water temperatures reach the low 40’s especially if the water temperature […]

I hate beavers!

We just got done fixing a 6+ year old fountain for a client, and they called saying that it isn’t working after just a few weeks. Crazy beaver ate through the power cord!

Winter Algae Blooms? Really?

Common cooler weather condition seen here, oils from decaying plants forming on the surface causing a somewhat unsightly “skim”. We have had a few calls of “cold weather algae blooms” which turn out to be this oily skim. Any body else seen this?