Carp lake management – adding Siltex

Dan Allen is the owner of Oakwood and through this Blog section he’s going to keep a diary of the daily life of a French carp lake owner.  If you have any questions for him feel free to post them at the bottom of this post.

Today I have been finishing the last application of siltex to the lake at Oakwood, a messy job but an essential one.  Siltex has many benefits for a fishery such as;

  • Decreases organic and oxidisable matter which shows up as a reduction in silt levels
  • Increases oxygenation and stimulates aerobic micro-organisms
  • Improves water clarity by settling solids
  • Reduces methane production in silt body
  • Counteracts acidity in water and silt
  • Provides essential calcium for pond life
  • Increases biodiversity in water bodiesadding siltex to carp lake

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