Every pond and water garden at the beginning of the season or upon adding fresh water, starts with green water. This green water is caused from an undeveloped biological filtration system and not enough beneficial bacteria.
Every body of water - no matter if it's a tiny backyard pond or fish pond all the way up to lakes many acres in size - needs beneficial bacteria. Without it, there would be no aquatic life. Here's a list of just some of the mighty things beneficial bacteria does:
Break down organic matter such as leaves, debris, sludge, muck, etc. which are responsible for MANY pond problems
Convert harmful nitrites (from fish and living organisms) into nitrates
Create a condition in the pond where fish and living organisms can live.
Without beneficial bacteria in your pond there will be no life in the pond. Sludge and muck will build up and cause a very unhealthy and odorous environment.
For small backyard ponds less than 50' x 50' in size, we recommend Microbe Liftas a beneficial bacteria product. For ponds and lakes larger than this including those many acres in size, we recommend PlanktoniXpond bacteria.
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