Our Services

Algae & Aquatic Weed Control

Algae & Aquatic Weed Control

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Lakes, ponds and water features are valuable assets to any property owner. Left unmanaged, they can significantly detract from the true value of a property. Stagnant, nutrient-enriched waters can lead to excessive aquatic vegetation. Marine Biochemists has specialized in the aquatic management business for over 45 years. Our licensed aquatic management professionals are able to assist you with designing a custom management program to meet your aquatic needs and budget. Whether your pond is 1/10 of an acre or you have a 1,000 acre lake project, Marine Biochemists can help you achieve your goals.

Marine Biochemists can specialize treatment programs to combat exotic aquatic species such as Eurasian Watermilfoil or nuisance populations of native aquatic plants and algae utilizing a variety of methods including selective granular applications, broad-spectrum liquid spray application treatment, and precise liquid injection applications.

Aquatic Consulting and Vegetation Management Plans

Aquatic Consulting and Vegetation Management Plans

Marine Biochemists offers a variety of aquatic consulting and management plan services.

Services include:

  • Visual Vegetation Surveys
  • Physical Submersed Vegetation Sampling
  • Hydro Acoustic Submersed Vegetation Mapping
  • Delineation of Recommended Vegetation Control Areas
  • Determination of Control Methods for Exotic or Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation
  • Aquatic Vegetation Management Plans and Summary Reports
  • Water Quality Analysis

We can work with your existing data, or gather and generate the data for your specific project.

Nutrient Abatement

(Deactivation and Bacteria Applications)

Nutrient Abatement

(Deactivation and Bacteria Applications)

Excess aquatic growth and “mucky” bottoms can pose major problems for lake and pond owners. Suppressing or eliminating available nutrients, the source of these problems, can be accomplished through a nutrient abatement program. This may include: proper watershed management, nutrient flocculent applications, bacteria applications, and/or aeration. Marine Biochemists can design a nutrient abatement program for your pond or lake needs.

Weed Identification

Weed Identification

Marine Biochemists can assist you in identifying your aquatic weed and algae problems. We will also offer on-line assistance in the near future.

Aeration and Fountains

Aeration and Fountains

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Marine Biochemists sells, installs, and services a variety of aeration equipment and fountains.  We can custom design a system to meet your aquatic needs and budget.  We also offer aeration equipment leasing and lease-to-own programs.

AERATORS

Benefits of Aeration

  • Prevention of seasonal fish kills
  • De-stratification of the water column
  • Elimination of noxious gas build-up caused by anaerobic decay
  • Improved water quality
  • Reduction of certain nutrient problems through oxygenated bottom interactions
  • Increase in organic “muck” decomposition
  • Types of Aerators

Compressed-air systems use diffused air to lift water from the bottom of a lake or pond up to the surface. There oxygen is absorbed and decay gases are released to the atmosphere. These are energy efficient for any size body of water. Bottom-mounted, Floating or Attached Horizontal Aerators are ideal for circulating shallow bays/frontages where compressed-air is limited. These types of aerators can keep areas clear of floating plant material (watermeal, duckweed, etc.) and surface debris.

FOUNTAINS

Installing a fountain adds a picturesque aesthetic appeal to your water and provides some aeration benefits depending on the depth of the water. Marine Biochemists works with several fountain manufacturers to provide you the best variety of fountain options including: Aqua Master, Kasco, Aqua Control and Otterbine.

OTHER WATER FEATURES

Contact us for information on the services we provide pertaining to water feature construction and maintenance. We can assist with water features such as: cement fountain ponds, waterfalls, aquascapes, ornamental ponds, and other ornamental aquatic features.

Aquascape Management

Aquascape Management

Marine Biochemists has specialized in aquascape management for many years in the California market place.  Our services include maintenance of:

  • Water
  • Pumps
  • Motors
  • Electrical Systems

Aquatic Habitat Enhancement

Aquatic Habitat Enhancement

Marine Biochemists realizes that many aquatic habitats could be greatly enhanced by relatively simple additions to the site.  We offer the following products and installation/maintenance services:

  • Beneficial Aquatic and Emergent Plants
  • Floating Vegetated Islands (leasing program available)
  • Wood Duck Boxes
  • Fish Structures

Please contact your nearest service division to discuss a custom program for your lake or pond.

Fisheries Surveys, Structures and Stocking

Fisheries Surveys, Structures and Stocking

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Fish Population Assessment – analyze existing fish populations using: Hydro-Acoustic Surveys, Electro-Fishing Surveys, Historical Stocking Reviews, Visual Observations, and/or Catch-Record Analysis/Interviews.

Habitat Assessment/Restoration –

Evaluate Fish Habitat through:

  • Dissolved Oxygen Distribution
  • Aquatic Plant Influences
  • Physical Bottom Structure
  • Substrate For Reproduction
  • Overall Living Space

Restore Fish Habitat through:

  • Aeration Installation
  • Vegetation Management
  • Fish Structures
  • Spawning Site Enhancement
  • and More

Fish Stocking (in some areas): Based on population and habitat assessments, Marine Biochemists can advise and manage fish stocking or fish harvesting goals.

Fish Eradication (where allowed by law): Marine Biochemists can eradicate undesirable fish populations. Local permits and restrictions may be required.

Aquatic Mapping

Aquatic Mapping

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Marine Biochemists offers complete aquatic mapping utilizing state-of-the-art hydro acoustic echo sounding equipment. Hydro acoustics uses sound energy to detect objects and contours underwater. Digital echo sounders are integrated with computer processors, GPS (Global Positioning System) data and GIS (geographical information system) software to generate detailed and accurate maps of bathymetry (depth contours and shape), fisheries, bottom sediment type, and/or submersed aquatic plant coverage and height within the water column. Contact us to customize a mapping solution to meet your budget and project objectives.

Water Quality Analysis

Water Quality Analysis

Marine Biochemists offers a wide range of water quality tests to aid in scientifically determining the trophic status (“health”) of a lake or pond. Available services include:

  • Depth Profile/Bathymetrics Survey
  • Substrates (bottom sediment) Survey
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Alkalinity
  • Hardness
  • pH
  • Specific Conductance Analysis
  • Sodium Chloride/Chloride Analysis
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Total Suspended Solids
  • Total Carbon Dioxide
  • Secchi Depth
  • Dissolved Oxygen/Temperature Profile
  • Coliform Testing
  • Aquatic Vegetation/Algae Survey

Monitoring water quality should be done periodically to check for aquatic problems.  Projects are designed to meet your needs and specifications and we will work with you to determine the types and frequency of analysis.

Marine Biochemists uses state of the art field analysis equipment and also contracts with certified labs for expertly accurate water quality results.

Ready to get your custom program started?