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Floating Islands and Floating Island Wetlands help improve
overall water quality, increase the quantity and diversity
of aquatic habitat and provide vital structure and shading for
In nature, natural floating
islands, also called sudds, tussocks, floatons, or embalsados, are
typically composed of floating vegetation, or peat, or both, along
with mud, and may attain substantial thickness and longevity,
sustain abundant riparian vegetation, and provide habitat for high
densities of fishes. The Floating Islands and Floating
Island Wetlands sold by Aquatic Biologists, Inc. mimic the natural
wetlands created by Mother
Each island is made from recycled plastic drinking bottles.
A wide varity of plants can be planted into the islands
individual pockets or seed may be scattered across the top of
the island. As the plants begin to grow and they push roots
downward through the mat and into the water. The roots glean
nutrients directly from the water. The island provides shade as the
plant roots provide habitat for other water loving insects,
additional surface area for beneficial bacteria and places for
small fish to congregate. Simply put, floating islands boost the
bio capacity of your pond while adding beauty!
Floating islands come in a variety of sizes. Smaller islands
that may be shipped via UPS are available for purchase in our
online store. Floating islands 25 sq feet or larger in size are
available by calling 1-800-442-6648.
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Floating islands are also a viable option in stormwater
and wastewater management.
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