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Good Bacteria

    …really add up. When Good Bacteria goes Bad Plants and fish will generally be safe if too much beneficial bacteria is added. Trouble occurs when there is a lot of organic buildups numerous beneficial bacteria and inadequate aeration. Like fish and other aquatic organisms good bacteria need oxygen. In…
    …times their coloring lightens from environmental causes like stress and disease. Your pond fish likely looked darker in the spring or fall - for good reason! The cooler water holds more oxygen which your fish need to thrive and look their best. In warmer water oxygen levels tend to drop off. The…
    …pond before you begin to feed them. Step 10 - Clean up & add natural bacteria. Give your pond a boost by adding your first dose of Seasonal Defense. This cold water beneficial bacteria helps replenish winter bacteria loss to further boost biological filters and break down waste. Follow up with…
    good cleaning. Remove debris trim dead leaves off plants net floating leaves and remove as much detritus as possible so very little will be decomposing - and releasing harmful gasses - through the cold months. * Add some beneficial bacteria. In the fall you will want to add some beneficial bacteria
    …without fish or other animals dead algae and weeds twigs grass clippings and leaves naturally contribute to the accumulation of muck. It is always a good idea to prevent organics from entering the pond and to remove as much as possible. Over time with layers of leaves and other debris building up…
    …muck in our article What is Muck? but the good news is that muck and sludge accumulation is reversible. Pond and lake muck removal is possible with a one-two punch of beneficial bacteria and aeration. Beneficial Bacteria Billions of beneficial bacteria already live in your pond and work hard to…
    …oxygen-deprived water from the bottom depths all the way to the pond's surface. This circulation drives oxygen to the bottom of the pond allowing good bacteria to digest muck reducing nutrients and increasing the overall dissolved oxygen in the pond. Spring-Fed or Under Aerated A spring-fed pond is…
    …your beneficial bacteria grow and thrive. If these filters need to be cleaned we recommended using a bucket of pond water to gently swish them in. This will keep the good bacteria in their natural habitat. If it is necessary to power clean them or replace them jump start bacteria growth with PL Gel.…
    …deposit and remove from your filter thanks to a mesh filter bag. Good filtration starts with good media. When starting your pond in the spring and periodically through the season make sure to check all types of filters are in good working order. Doing so will save you time hassle and money because…
    …bottle treats up to 8000 gallons for three months. Your best defense against algae has always been a good offense. Keeping your pond clean and balanced with adequate filtration bacteria treatments minimal fish loads and sun exposure will reduce your dependence and need for additional treatments…
    bacteria. If the water temperature is between 40-50°F add Seasonal Defense to the pond or toss it right on top of the media in your waterfall box. If it's more than 55°F use some PL Gel on your filter media and let it set for 1-2 hours before putting it back in your filter unit. Good
    …keep that muck and debris to a minimum to keep toxic gases tamed and the water quality at its best. The beneficial bacteria in Seasonal Defense makes the job easy. Bacteria works by breaking down leaves sediment and scum during the late fall when water temperatures fall below 50° Fahrenheit.…
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