during the dry-out cycle
- Rapidly digests solids like excess fish feed excrement
- Better quality pond water results during the follow-on cycle
- Reduced fish mortality rate during the follow-on cycle
Over time a layer of sediment develops in Prawn and Tilapia farm ponds that has a higher organic carbon concentration than the original pond bottom soil. This strata typically develops at a rate of 2 cm sediment per year and affects the water quality of follow-on crops.
Aqua-SoilTM can be scattered at a ratio of 10kg per hectare on the affected surface during the drying-out cycle. It can also be ploughed into the bottom if adding lime.
Aqua-Soil works to rapidly digest the sludge layer that accumulates during the farming cycle, meaning you can begin the follow-on cycle sooner.
If the sludge layer from the previous farming cycle has been removed, the water quality will be superior.
Removing the sludge layer between farming cycles promotes better husbandry and farming practices, resulting in a healthier pond environment for the Prawns and Tilapia.