If fish are to survive in a new pond, the water must contain beneficial microbes. These microbes naturally eliminate the waste material of fish. This process is called aging of the pond water. In order for the pond water to properly age and new fish to survive, beneficial bacteria must establish colonies in the biological portion of your filter and on the surface areas of your pond. Bacteria excrete polysaccharides, a sticky starch, to help them attach to surface areas and each other, thus enabling colonization and growth.
While the decaying organic waste matter known as sludge and the foul gases it produces such as ammonia and sulfide create health problems for fish and promote the growth of algae, they are also a tasty food for our beneficial and enhanced Clear Pond Bacteria. When used as a quick start, or boost to your biological filter and pond, it will enhance the natural bacteria growth in your pond and jump-start the bacteria colonies already growing naturally in your filter to enable them to out-compete the algae and pathogenic bacteria for nutrients in the water. By successfully out competing them for nutrients they then control them. This process reduces foul odors, increases the dissolved oxygen content of the water, reduces algae blooms and creates a healthy environment for your pond and pond life. New Clear Pond BSL for ponds contains a blend of various probiotic microbes, which are known to be highly beneficial to the ecological balance of pond water and have been naturally enhanced to rule the pond environment. Through a process known as "competitive displacement", they confine and replace pathogenic (bad) bacteria and actually protect fish against the very pathogenic conditions that cause disease. Each bottle contains billions of these especially cultured beneficial microbes. When mixed with the water in a new pond after dechlorinating with Chloramine Buster, they instantly provide the microbes necessary for fish survival. For a balanced pond and healthy fish, the recommended amount of Clear Pond BSL should be used weekly.
In Summary, Clear Pond BSL:
• Works in a wide range of pH and in water temperatures below 55 degrees F.
• Improves oxygen levels within the pond. **Eliminates foul odors.
• Reduces ammonia and nitrogen levels to keep the pond environment healthy.
• When used on a regular basis Clear Pond is effective in helping nature break down string algae, sludge that usually builds up at the pond bottom, eliminates pea soup green water and helps to control the build up of wildlife waste.
Clear Pond is composed of beneficial bacteria that are non-toxic, non-pathogenic and 100% safe and natural. Over the past 20 years agents of the U.S. Department of Fish and Game and agents of the EPA have recommended the use of Clear Pond beneficial bacteria.
Over 10,000,000 containers have been sold to pond and water garden hobbyists since 1978.