DIY Waterhole

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  1. WiscoScott

    WiscoScott Newb

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    Hello all, 1st timer here. A buddy of mine is trying to convince me to add sugar to my water holes that i made last year. Has anyone tried this? Does it work? I am hesitant. Thanks guys.
     
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    To get better info to make a decision based on different sources and your set up, google sugar effects on bateria and fungus in water.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Water is enough, don't listen to your friend.
     
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    These are the posts I enjoy. In my neck of the woods half the land is under water perpetually.
     
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    Thanks for the help all. Will avoid the sugar. Happy hunting!!!
     
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    Go with koolaid instead.:lol:
     
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    The sugar concept isn't actually that far fetched as most think. Beneficial bacteria within a system feed on simple sugars in order to survive. In fact, most dry bacteria blends on the market are premixed with sugar to give the bacteria an added boost when applied to the pond. The beneficial bacteria typically get a good amount of sugar from enzymes breaking down organics, but added sugar is something that is used to boost population totals in waterbodies.
     

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