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Adding Bacterius beneficial pond bacteria
The small pond pictured at left was originally smaller and we enlarged it with excavation and surrounded it with natural landscaping. To maintain clear water and reduce the organic build-up from leaves and other sludge producing organic materials we started by adding an aerator which can be seen lightly bubbling to the left in this photo. This spring, after an evaluation of the water and pond-bottom showed typical muck build-up and algae growth, we began the recommended treatment to restore the pond to a healthy state. Without aeration the build-up of smelly sludge and organic muck would have been much greater. Now, in this pond, the addition of Bacterius beneficial pond bacteria will render the pond clean and clear.
If your pond has no natural source of quality aeration then installing an aerator before adding beneficial bacteria is essential. Bacteria require oxygen to survive so that they may live, grow and feed upon the organic materials and algae in your pond. The beneficial pond bacteria can be pre-mixed with pond water or added directly to your pond. Do not use chlorinated tap-water to mix your bacteria. Simply shake well if using liquid and distribute the bacterial solution equally around the perimeter of the pond or near your aerators or diffusers. Treatments are usually performed every 2 weeks for dry bacteria and monthly for liquid bacteria. We will help you with the necessary dosage according to the size and topography of your pond.
Dry bacteria come in soluble pouches. Simply toss a pouch into the pond near the aeration diffusers or any source of moving water to help disperse the bacteria effectively throughout the water column.