Siltex - Silt Control
SILTEX can be used in freshwater environments that are naturally lined such as ponds, lakes, reservoirs and fisheries where organic silt accumulation is a problem.
It can also be used to raise the pH value of water bodies suffering from acidification.
We also aim to deal with these tasks whilst keeping with our ethos of using environmentally friendly products wherever possible.
Benefits of using Siltex
- Inexpensive silt control
- Environmentally friendly
- Increases natural food for fish
- Improves water clarity
SILTEX is used as an inexpensive way of reducing organic silt and improving water quality in ponds, lakes and waterways. SILTEX is environmentally friendly, harmless to plants, fish and all other water inhabitants, and as it recycles the organic materials (silt), it is a great benefit to the water body ecosystem. Siltex will also stimulate the water-body food chain which will help to increase biodiversity.
WHAT IS SILTEX..?
SILTEX is a highly porous form of Calcium Carbonate consisting of microscopic particles with an average size of less than 5 microns (5/1,000 of a millimetre!). Being Calcium Carbonate it is completely harmless to plants and wildlife.
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WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS OF USING SILTEX..?
SILTEX decreases organic and oxidisable matter which is displayed as a reduction in silt levels.
It increases oxygenation and stimulates aerobic micro-organisms.
It improves water clarity by settling suspended waterborne solids.
It reduces methane production by silt body.
It counteracts acidity in the water and the silt.
It provides essential Calcium for plants and wildlife.
It increases biodiversity within the water bodies.
WHERE CAN SILTEX BE USED..?
Siltex is best used in freshwater environments such as ponds, lakes, reservoirs and fisheries; where organic silt accumulation is a problem. It can also be used to raise the pH value of water bodies suffering from acidification.
HOW DOES IT WORK..?
Firstly, we need to understand what silt is. Silt is organic matter, plus sand and clay, combined with water, which forms a spongy mass. Organic silt accumulates when the micro-organisms that normally feed on the organic matter are no longer present, due to low oxygen levels and increased acidity. The microscopic SILTEX particles are able to penetrate right in to the silt layer and create the right environment for the micro-organisms to re-establish themselves and start to digest the organic matter, thus reducing the silt volume. SILTEX works best when the silt has a high organic content, combined with acidity.
HOW DO YOU APPLY SILTEX..?
SILTEX is supplied in 25kg bags and can be applied by simply spreading it over the water surface. Large areas of water can easily be treated by applying SILTEX from a boat. SILTEX is applied at a rate of 1 tonne (1,000kg) per acre of water surface for the first dressing, followed by a second dressing of 800kg per acre 6 months later. Most sites will benefit from regular treatment to combat continual organic accumulation from trees and other vegetation.
SILTEX should always be applied to the whole water area, not just the worst affected parts.
Siltex is supplied in two ways the first is part of a yearly contract which includes calculation of the amount required, delivery and application of both spring and autumn treatments. The second is a calculation and delivery only service.
For full details of delivery rates or for a quotation please contact us and we can arrange a site meeting.
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