All responsible lake managers are tasked with the duties of managing lakes and storm water ponds in a manner that is both cost-effective and beneficial for the client. In addition, the management of the lakes and storm water ponds needs to be environmentally friendly to meet eco-system specifications. To meet these requirements, it is necessary to implement different multi-faceted strategies utilizing beneficial tools to get the job done. Ecological balance is rarely obtained using a single methodology, thiab tsis muaj nqi koj tshuav muaj yog tsis tshua zoo tau.
A biological control refers to the utilization of natural methods to achieve a desired management objective in a body of water. The triploid grass carp is often used by lake owners and managers to assist in controlling unwanted aquatic vegetation. It seems odd to use a fish as a form of waste management, tab sis cov nyom carp lub ferocious qab los noj mov rau cov nroj tsuag loj hlob nyob rau hauv los yog nyob ib ncig ntawm ib lub pas dej no pab tau kom tshem tawm cov pliaj organic khoom.
Yuav kom muaj thiab siv hom ntses, it is necessary to hold a permit before placing them in the pond or lake. The fish is regulated by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries where managers are able to obtain the permits. It is also required for the carp to be sterile so that they do not over produce and cause harm to the lake or pond by over-eating the plants.
Raws li tej cov neeg ua hauj, lake managements tend to avoid the introduction of plants or fish that are not native to the area as this will upset the eco-system. This type of carp, Txawm li cas los, is highly beneficial despite not being native to North America. It is important that they be used carefully as a management tool if they are chosen. The need to sterilize the fish when they are grown is a positive technique, tab sis muaj kev soj ntsuam ntxiv uas yuav tsum tau raug xam tias yog.
One of the first considerations is to not overstock the lake or pond with the carp. Approximately 20%-30% coverage of the wetland plants is needed for the pond to be deemed a healthy and balanced area. If the carp is used to control unwanted plants, nws yog pom zoo kom hais tias muaj yog txaus Tshuag noj ib tug kom muaj nuj nqis ntawm cov nroj tsuag ib hnub twg, tiam sis tsis txaus rau tshem tawm tag nrho cov nroj tsuag inhabiting lub pas dej.
It is also recommended that a screening structure be installed in front of any outflow devices evident in the pond or lake. If the pond presents with an outflow device, it would allow the carp to escape during a heavy water flow. By installing a screening structure, nws yog ua tau los mus tiv thaiv cov ntses los ntawm ua luam dej downstream leading mus rau ib tug txuag nyiaj.
Thaum kawg, the grass carp is primarily a bottom feeder and as such as a tendency to stir up the sediment on the pond bottom. In shallow ponds, this results in an excessive amount of dirty water. Ultimately, txawm hais tias tag nrho hauv pliaj nroj tsuag yog noj, tej zaum koj yuav mus nrog ib tug qias neeg lub pas dej zuag qhia tag nrho thiab yuav tsum tau hloov cov dej.