Water Quality Products

Microbe Lift® PL
Our #1 selling product for keeping algae controlled and pond water healthy for the fish.
•Creates a healthy environment for your pond, promoting faster fish growth
•Reduces ammonia nitrogen levels
•Seeds and maintains biological filters
•Significantly reduces noxious odors caused by
dead algae, fish fecal matter, and urine
•Reduces hydrogen sulfide, which creates strong offensive odors
•Reduces biological oxygen demand (BOD)
•Reduces buildup of bird droppings, fish feed, and dead leaves
•Breaks down dead algae
•Improves dissolved oxygen levels
•Contains photosynthetic bacteria which reduces cloudy water by promoting flocculation and settling of organic and inorganic particles
•Effective over a wide range of pH conditions

•Continued biological activity even in water temperatures under 55 deg. F

Microbe Lift® Spring/Summer
Microbe Lift® Spring/Summer Cleaner is a seasonal approach to the proper organic balance in ponds.
•Accelerates the breakdown of leaves, twigs, and other accumulated dead organic waste
•Environmentally friendly
•Helps jump start your pond to a healthier environment in the spring
•Reduces buildup of dead leaves and residual organic sediment
•Easy to handle
•Cost effective
•Natural, non-toxic, and non-caustic
Microbe Lift® Spring/Summer Cleaner is not a chemical. It is harmless to humans, fish, and plants. Each box contains eight (8) 2 ounce water soluble packets. Safe for fish and plants. Begin use when pond water is above 50-55° F. 
Microbe Lift® Barley Straw Extract 
Specially formulated to naturally balance pond
water and improve clarity. Unlike barley straw, the extract goes to work on contact. The decomposition process starts immediately. Safe for aquatic life, plants, and pets. An environmentally responsible, cost-efficient pond conditioner that is a clean &
easy, natural & organic approach to a healthy
pond environment.
•Tip & Pour Containers allow for convenient measuring!
•Starts working on contact
•Releases decomposition by-products immediately
•Not harmful to aquatic life, plants, humans, and
•One bottle is equal to a multiple of barley straw bales
•Can be used all year-round

•No messy residual

How does it work?
Barley straw works by fostering large cultures of colorless, odorless, harmless, bacteria that help
keep your pond clean and clear. No toxins here. Barley straw is safe for fish, plants, snails, frogs,
kids, dogs, livestock, songbirds, pesky herons, etc. Barley straw also boosts overall biofilter capacity
by increasing surface areas for native beneficial bacteria. The bacterial growth on the barley straw naturally retards the growth of many green algae including string algae (hair algae), also called pond moss, and when floating on the surface, pond scum.
Instructions for Use
•Calculate approximate water content of pond.
•Formula: Length x width x Depth (in feet), multiply total by 7.48 to give volume in gallons
•Determine the number of bales required to treat pond
•Place bales on the surface of the pond, preferable near waterfall or filter outlet. Each bale package
has a cork float included. Do not allow bales to sink to bottom of pond.
•Allow one month for the bales to become effective
•After five months, place new bale next to the old one and then remove the oldest one at six months.
When is the best time to put barley straw in my pond?
Barley straw may be placed in the pond at any time during the year. Once applied, barley straw should be maintained in the pond throughout the entire year. Maintaining straw in the pond through the winter months will minimize the perennial early spring algae bloom.
How do I know when to replace my barley straw?
Your straw should be replaced after every 6 warm months, or when the volume of straw has decreased by 75%. 
Microbe Lift® Sludge Away
Microbe Lift® SA is especially helpful for ponds that have a rock or gravel bottom and other places
where vacuuming is impractical. For best results,
use in conjunction with Microbe Lift® PL.
Microbe Lift® SA:
•Is formulated specifically for the removal of organic bottom solids that are slow to degrade
•Works faster at warm water temperatures, but may be used effectively at any temperature year-round
•Is recommended for use with all Microbe Lift® bacterial and enzyme products
•Provides rapid and natural sludge and muck removal
•Binds phosphate
•Helps improve pond clarity
•100% active ingredients
•Disperses quickly
•Organic and microbial based
Microbe Lift® SA speeds the biological removal of slow to degrade organic waste matter from aquatic pond bottoms that may become toxic to fish and plant life. As organic solids accumulate on the pond bottom, they begin to break down releasing toxic gasses to the surrounding environment. These gaseous byproducts endanger fish, marine life, and plants. Microbe Lift® SA removes bottom organic sludge and muck, reducing or eliminating the potential harmful gaseous compounds, and helps clarify your pond water at the same time. 
GreenClean Granular Algaecide
GreenClean Granular Algaecide works on contact
to control algae in water gardens, ornamental
ponds, fountains, and other water features.
Through its patented formula, GreenClean immediately begins fighting algae blooms, releasing vital oxygen into the water body as it biodegrades. GreenClean also quickly eliminates algae on a wide variety of surfaces such as birdbaths, statues, and walkways.
GreenClean comes ready to use  Homeowners can enjoy their water features without all the guesswork or complicated directions. And the best part is, GreenClean begins working within 60 seconds of application.

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