Pond Cleanse™ Beneficial Bacteria Packets 10 lb- 20 packets
- Clears murky water caused by suspended organics and high nutrients
- Lowers ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and phosphate
- Destroys pond water odors
- Easy to use water soluble packets
- Safe for all aquatic & domestic life
10 lbs treats 2.5 acres once or 1/4 acre for 5 months
Pond Cleanse is all natural beneficial bacteria packets for cleaning pond water. Murky water is commonly caused by suspended organic debris and algae-causing nutrients from fish waste, runoff from farm fields and debris from surrounding trees. This strain of beneficial bacteria breaks down excess nutrients in water. Our formula also contains barley straw and cool water bacteria to allow treatments to be effective in water as low as 38°F.
Natural Waterscapes' Pond Cleanse beneficial bacteria consists of a variety of strains of beneficial bacteria that are precisely calibrated to return maximum results when applied in the pond and lake ecosystem. The strains of beneficial bacteria water-soluble packet make application easy. Nitrogen is processed and released to the atmosphere as beneficial bacteria digest nutrients and organic waste within the water column and to some degree in the pond bottom.
Pond cleanse is particularly well suited for Tilapia farming, bass ponds, trout ponds, and catfish raising ponds where ammonia can be a threat to fish health. Applying Pond Cleanse in any aquaculture system will help to cycle nitrogen more quickly through the system and improve fish health.
If clarity is not a concern in my pond, why should I use Pond Cleanse?
Pond Cleanse is meant for more than just water clarity. It actually has a FAR GREATER JOB. Pond Cleanse breaks down unwanted nutrients in pond water. You can't SEE these nutrients. Nutrients come from fish, fish food, fertilizer, dead vegetation, and even ground water. Besides triggering algae blooms, these nutrients can be harmful to fish. Pond Cleanse helps to manage these nutrients.
Pond Cleanse Application:
Treat every 2 weeks when water temperature is above 38°F. Toss in 2 packets per 1/4 acre. Packets will quickly dissolve in water. Do not use on same day as chemical treatment. Chemical treatments kill beneficial bacteria.
Pond Cleanse Treatment
|1/4 acre pond||2 packets|
|1/2 acre pond||4 packets|
|3/4 acre pond||6 packets|
|1 acre pond||8 packets|
|2 acre pond||16 packets|
|*Dosage can be doubled for initial treatment|
How does Pond Cleanse work?
Pond Cleanse water soluble packets contain literally millions of bacteria. As soon as the bacteria are released into the pond water column, they begin to consume nutrients. As the Pond Cleanse bacteria gorge on nutrients, they multiply very quickly and spread throughout the pond. The bacteria require two essential items to flourish, nutrients and oxygen. The bacteria population grows quickly until either nutrients or oxygen limit their population. If provided oxygen through a properly-sized aeration system, the Pond Cleanse bacteria will consume the available nutrients from the pond until their population begins to starve due to lack of nutrients. The effect for the pond is improved water clarity, reduced algae growth, and exceptional water quality throughout the pond.
Once the bacteria have consumed the available nutrients, they will turn on each other as a food source causing the bacteria numbers in the pond to plummet rapidly to near zero. That is the reason that regular dosing with Pond Cleanse yields the best results. As the bacteria population is replenished, they are able to consume additional nutrients that have accumulated in the pond.
Does Pond Cleanse kill algae in my pond?
Pond Cleanse breaks down nutrients that triggers algae blooms. Breaking down these nutrients starves the algae of a necessary food source. Over time Pond Cleanse helps to limit/reduce the number of algae blooms in the pond. Because Pond Cleanse is a natural treatment, algae bloom reduction does take time. For immediate results consider Cutrine Granular.
What is the best time of year to treat with Pond Cleanse?
Pond Cleanse is a blend of cold water and warm water bacterias. It is ideal to treat every 2 weeks while water temperature is above 38 degrees.
How do I know if my pond contains bad nutrients?
The best way to tell if you have elevated levels of nutrients is to have your water tested. Natural Waterscapes offers a water testing service that provides you with your water quality results, as well as a full report to understand these findings.
Why does Pond Cleanse work better in a well aerated pond?
Pond Cleanse is comprised of aerobic bacteria, aka oxygen loving bacteria. When water is properly aerated the bacterias perform at their greatest potential. Aeration also provides greater circulation, so the Pond Cleanse can distribute throughout the entire pond.
What is in Pond Cleanse?
Pond Cleanse is a blend of beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and barley. Our bacteria contains 5 billion colony forming units per gram.
Can Pond Cleanse be used at the same time as Muck Remover?
Yes! We recommend using both products at the same time every two weeks. Pond Cleanse is most effective at cleaning the pond water, whereas the Muck Remover targets the bottom muck most effectively.