Silt Treatement

The Problems:

  • The fish will become ill.
  • The fish can die.
  • Your pond/lake will become infected.
  • Your fish won’t eat any more because they’re not well.
  • Anglers’ won’t catch fish.
  • A build up of silt in your lake can cause Bad doers/eggs/gas.
  • Food for fish can become berried.
  • Food will rot.
  • Fish will eat it when hungry.
  • More food go’s in.
  • Your lake becomes a land field site for food
  • The PH levels in your lake/pond.

If you have any of the following problems, it can be lack of good maintenance.
We at R&M Conservation & Lake can offer you a program to help prevent and reduce the risk of it ever happening again. We also know how hard it is to get the right job done, the top of your lake might look fine but what’s at the bottom and going to happen depends on you and how good you are at looking at vital signs. Remember this when anglers see dead fish they know there’s something  wrong, the word soon gets around and you don’t get the fishermen on your lake/pond. What about your vet bill?

SILT a build up of dead rotten leafs left to root on their own accord.

Your Options:

  • Net all your fish
  • Put them in big tanks/holding pond.
  • Drain the lake/pond.
  • Call the diggers in to remove the silt.
  • Find somewhere to dump it.
  • Fill the lake/pond back up.
  • Check the ph levels.
  • Put all fish back.

Hard  work. Or you could treat your lake/pond every year or every 6 month to reduce
the silt and it won’t harm the fish.  Easy.


R&M Silt Reducer

The material in most common use in encouraging the breakdown of organic matter in silty or clay-bottomed lakes is R&M Silt Reducer, (calcium oxide). is relatively easy to apply, and it has an excellent track record R&M Silt Reduser should be applied at the rate of about 250-3501b/acre during the winter/early spring months (November-early January). The task is a two or three man operation best undertaken from a boat, one person scattering the Silt Reducer directly onto the water's surface from the boat's bows while the oarsman rows over the newly spread material or small out board. The treatment of a selected area is quite easy if the boat is rowed across the lake from one bank to another in 'lanes' a few yards apart, with R&M Silt Reducer being scattered into the water as the boat progresses. Distributed in this way, the turbulence caused by the boat ensures that the Silt Reducer dissolves and disperses quickly. For reasons of practicality, it is preferable if the Silt Reducer can be obtained in sacks and shaken onto the water from the part-opened bags. If the Silt Reducer is carried out on a trial basis initially and the effects are monitored, further Silt Reducer introductions could be undertaken in subsequent years. In any event, it is most important that no more than about a quarter of the area of the lake is treated at any one time. The temporary fluctuation in the pH may be considerable, although this becomes stabilised within a few weeks. It is recommended that a period of at least three or four weeks elapse between applications if a larger area were to be treated. Fish catches in the treated areas may be poor for a few weeks following Silt Reducer applications, although this will be of little consequence if the work is carried out in the winter months, when few anglers may be fishing.

Environmental Safety

R&M Silt Reducer is non-hazardous, non-corrosive, and harmless to humans, animals,
aquatic life and plants. Some people are hypersensitive or allergic to some
compounds and therefore direct contact with skin and eyes should be avoided.