The Positive of Periphyton
Hello, my name is Jeffrey Jenkins and I am the owner of the best lake management company in Arizona. Arizona Lake and Pond Management LLC (ALPM).
Ok, I admit it is a lot to take in, colonizing periphyton to create a healthy lake environment, this isn’t something unheard of or unproven, it certainly isn’t revolutionary, quite the contrary, this is prehistoric!
Let’s just begin to list benefits and potential positive results for lake and community.
These natural habitats are providing shade for aquatic environment, this shading and cooling of water at all levels and zones of the lake and allowing the temperature of the lake to become more stable and the production of oxygen and the ability of the water molecule to hold the dissolved oxygen is not only aided by the temperature of the water but will also trap and hold oxygen molecules from the diffused aeration on large surface spaces as the oxygen travels up. Providing areas of cooler water and better displacement of direct sunlight to bottom of lake will aid in minimizing algae and weed growth. Allowing shade and protection from the Arizona environment encourages more activity of herbivores like Grass Carp helping further reduce aquatic weed and aquatic grasses and reducing a large portion of the aquatic budget.
The periphyton itself produces not only oxygen but it converts all the heavy toxic gasses in your lakes into food and oxygen. The most important job it provides is the job of being a healthy foundation from which every positive element in a lake is based. Healthy bacteria, healthy algae healthy phytoplankton, healthy zooplankton, healthy fishery. This natural foundation in your lake is now capable of sustaining a healthy aquatic environment with potentially little to any chemical interference, again reducing a large portion of the aquatic budget. Could these formations of periphyton be capable of dissuading Golden Alga from becoming active in your lake, they say Golden Alga likes to be the dominant algae in a lake and if we have created colonies of beneficial algae/bacteria combinations (periphyton) on these natural habitats would the Golden Alga become active or would it have no need to release toxins due to the readily available food sources?
Arizona Lake and Pond Management would also suggest that once an aquatic environment is established and the fish have been stocked, this lake has the potential to only require very minimalistic stocking of Grass Carp and an occasional freshening of the genetic pool, and of course the reduction in need to stock every two to three years would save the community a fortune over the next decade.