Bi-AQUACULTURE TECHNICAL BULLETIN 1
We have experienced very dramatic results using our Bi-Aquaculture product, however we do want to remind you that when water temperatures drop below 50 degrees F [10ºC] Bi-Aquaculture microorganisms will slow down. Additionally, algae will also become inactive. Therefore, if you are in a climate where water temperatures drop below 50 degrees F [10ºC] for the winter months, wait until spring to start your Bi-Aquaculture treatments. In the spring, start Bi- Aquaculture treatments as soon as possible when the water temperatures rise above a consistent 50 degrees F [10ºC]. temperature. This will allow you to get a head start on water quality problems.
We have been asked about the best conditions for Bi-Aquaculture organisms. Following are some parameters for optimum results. The tests are all relatively inexpensive.
*C/N/P = Carbon/Nitrogen/Phosphorus ratio
The minimum parameters to be evaluated are: pH, temperature, and dissolved oxygen. These will assure you and your customers a successful aquaculture program.
For pH testing, you can purchase inexpensive test kits at any pool supplier or mass merchandiser. The cost is usually $5.00 or less. You can purchase temperature or pH meters for about $20. Dissolved oxygen test kits are about $45. The equipment is a good investment resulting in satisfied customers who will continue to purchase product from you.
Bi-Aquaculture will not have an effect on duckweed.
Bi-AQUACULTURE TECHNICAL BULLETIN 2
COMMERCIAL FISH OPERATIONS
The application rate for Bi-Aquaculture is determined by the nutrient load of the water. Intensive fish culturing and densely populated fish ponds will have higher levels of organic waste than a backyard pond with few fish, high oxygen levels, good circulation, etc. The fish farm condition will be vastly different from any other water source due to the number of variables related to the commercial fish operation.
It is important to realize that changing conditions such as fish growth and subsequent increase in feed level will increase the levels of organic waste in the system. An increase in the dosage rates of Bi-Aquaculture will be required to degrade these higher levels of waste matter at the same rate at which the previous levels had been degraded. When you notice that the maintenance rate is not keeping up with the organic wastes (odors, changes in water clarity, algae growth, etc.) increase the maintenance rate to weekly and the dosage rate in 20% increments until you have again obtained control of the pond. Bi-Aquaculture should not be used when fish are being treated with medication.
The living microorganisms in Bi-Aquaculture, like treating any complex system, require your monitoring and adjustments to guarantee a successful program of organic control and tap water quality.