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    …formed, please click here for our article What is Muck. The good news is that muck accumulation is reversible. You can get rid of muck 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 break down…
    …your beneficial bacteria grow and thrive. If these filters need to be cleaned, we recommended to use 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…
    …forms, such as straw bales, pellets, and extract. * Beneficial Bacteria – Excess nutrients mixed with sunlight are usually the cause of algae blooms. Nature's Defense® and Muck Defense® contain beneficial bacteria, which consume the nutrients and other organic material in your pond…
    …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 buildup, numerous beneficial bacteria, and inadequate aeration. Like fish and other aquatic organisms, good bacteria need oxygen. In…
    …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…
    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
    …aeration kit.Maintain Bacteria Levels In the early spring when established ponds are waking up after a long winter, a similar cycling process will take place. Some nitrosomonas and nitrobacter will survive in your filtration media and gravel and begin to colonize, but it's a good idea to give them a…
    …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…
    …cinder blocks are another good way to introduce a place for fish to hide and for algae to grow. Piles of boulders or concrete blocks placed individually or in clusters can attract a variety of fish, not to mention providing a healthy medium for beneficial bacteria and tasty string algae to flourish.…
    …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,…
    Knowing the size of the pond is important for any pond owner. It will help determine the dosage rates for chemicals and beneficial bacteria, how many fish to stock, and which aeration system is the right size for proper aeration for your pond. Finding these numbers is not difficult, but it does…
    …set up in your pond, now is a good time to add one. When you introduce new fish to a pond or lake, they will be adding waste – something that can cause an algae bloom, pH shift, or possible fish kill. An aeration system and use of beneficial bacteria, like those found in the ClearPAC®…