Bacterius® Water Treatments
Bacterius® is a brand of water treatment products to help improve water quality as naturally as possible. Our expertise lies in changing water parameters through bioaugmentation and water treatments. Using this technology we have treated a great range of water compositions including ponds, lakes, wastewater, aquaculture and industrial effluents.
Our experience and knowledge in the fields of science, ecology and natural processes allows us to look for underlying causes and long term solutions. We offer a variety of bioaugmentation and water treatments solutions for almost all water quality needs.
So what is bioaugmentation?
Bioaugmentation is the practice of adding cultured beneficial microorganisms to an existing microbial community. This reduces nutrients and breaks down unwanted compounds with the goal of increasing water quality. These specially grown microorganisms will produce enzymes capable of biodegrading or transforming excess nutrients, fats, oil, grease or hydrocarbon based contaminants.
In general, algae blooms occur when nutrient levels become too high in the water. The reduction of algae blooms is the main reason why pond owners or lake associations will contact us. Our bioaugmentation treatments help to reduce nitrogen and organic matter in the water leading to clearer water with less muck at the bottom of your pond.
Enzymes released by the microbes in our products break down various compounds which may contaminate the environment. One specific application is in grease traps where grease and other compounds build up and produce odors. The microbes efficiently biodegrade these compounds so that the quantity of grease is reduced and odors are stopped. Another application is the reduction of ammonia in aquaculture. Ammonia levels produced by fish may be hazardous to the fish and to the environment. We provide a solution whereby microbes facilitate the nitrification and denitrification processes to eliminate ammonia.
Water is affected by an array of pollutants that need comprehensive treatments. A combination of natural and beneficial pond microbes is the best way to treat water most efficiently. Combined with a good aeration system (infusing oxygen), bioaugmentation becomes very efficient and a cost effective biological solution to prevent or treat water quality problems.
What water treatments products are available?
Bacterius® offers a full line of natural beneficial bacteria offering different products for very specific applications.
All Bacterius® products are non-toxic and safe for the environment. Please refer to each product page for complete information including technical sheets and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS):
- Bacterius® C – Organic matter and waste controller
- Bacterius® N – Nitrogen controller to reduce ammonia and nitrites (water nitrification)
- Bacterius® EQUINOX – Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria Treatment
- Bacterius® MUCK – Concentrated bacterial pellets for treating shoreline muck and sediment rich areas
- Bacterius® 5B – High concentration bacteria with barley straw for sediment reduction and water clarity
- Bacterius® 1B – Natural bacteria with barley straw, same formulation as 5B but less concentrated
- Bacterius® Pro Trap – Removes FOG (fats, oils and grease), food waste, sugar, starch, protein and other wastes
- Bacterius® POND – Nitrification and control of organic sediment
Canadianpond.ca has been in this business for over two decades and we hear many wonderful success stories about how our products have improved situations involving polluted water:
- We have industrial clients who regularly order beneficial bacteria products to remove organic nutrients from their waste water. These are municipalities, compost and waste managers, meat processing plants, and mining companies, to name a few.
- One cottage owner was no longer able to dock his boat in front of the cottage because organic sediment was drifting and accumulating every year along his shoreline. He started using natural bacteria and aeration with Bubble Tubing® and gained 8 feet of water in 4 years of diligent treatment! This is a classic example of the process known as bio-dredging.
- A local client moved to a country property with an aged farm pond that had been neglected for over 25 years. Within 2 years of water treatments that included lake bottom aeration, Bacterius® EQUINOX to open the pond, Bacterius® C and N in the summer to treat deep sediments, algae and cloudy water, and Bacterius® EQUINOX again to prepare the pond for winter, he has eliminated the persistent algae and odor problem and he can now allow both his dogs and himself to swim in the pond without any worries!
In addition to bioaugmentation we carry a select line of water treatments that can be used in conjunction with beneficial bacteria and aeration or on their own.
The control of the proliferation of invasive and often non-indigenous aquatic plants can be costly for industries to deal with and a nuisance for recreational water users. The combination of aeration and beneficial bacteria treatments can remove deep, nutrient rich sediment and thus reduces unwanted aquatic weeds. We also offer black and blue powdered or concentrated liquid pond dyes that block UV rays from penetrating as deep into the water column. CanadianPond dyes are added to closed systems, effectively preventing or weakening growth of some aquatic weeds. Some clients use the dyes simply to colour the pond water. We have found a combination of MARINE and MIDNITE creates a sharp, reflective-light quality that enhances the look of ponds and lakes, we call it NATURAL BLUE. Our concentrated lake and pond dye is environmentally friendly, and non-toxic.
Shallow ponds and dugouts are particularly susceptible to rampant aquatic weed growth. CanadianPond MARINE and MIDNITE are both popular with clients who use the concentrated pond dyes to block UV light that supports growth of Eurasian water milfoil (myriophyllum spicatum) and other invasive aquatic weeds.
There are lakes and ponds where soluble phosphorous is so prevalent that the water consistently appears green or brown, and phytoplankton blooms are very persistent. PhosClear is a formulation of buffered aluminium sulfate (alum) that precipitate the phosphorous out of the water column, where it will settle the sediments, essentially starving the pond of nutrients.