BREAK DOWN HARMFUL SUBSTANCES AND CUT POND CARE IN HALF!
In total, Microbe-Lift Clean & Clear contains more than 30 different bacterial cultures that were specifically chosen to break down certain nutrient sources that deteriorate the quality of water and reduce the effectiveness of the filter. This not only includes ammonia and nitrite but also:
WHY SHOULD I ADD BACTERIA TO MY POND?
(It’s already full of them, right?)
Yes, it’s true that over time all ponds contain bacteria that can convert most harmful substances into less harmful substances. When it comes to ponds, though, people mostly only pay attention to two substances:
AMMONIA & NITRITE
This is understandable, because these two substances are always produced (see nitrogen cycle) and are extremely harmful/deadly for our fish. With a properly functioning filter, however, ammonia and nitrite are not a problem. It is only during the first few weeks of a new pond environment or a new filter system that ammonia and nitrite are a problem. As soon as the water and the filter ‘mature’, this problem is solved.
Unfortunately, most bacterial products are assessed/tested based on this situation. In the past, comparative studies were occasionally conducted to determine which brand of bacteria could most quickly break down ammonia and nitrite, while this actually is not the biggest problem.
Microbe-Lift bacteria from Ecological Laboratories, USA are, in fact, unique:
MICROBE-LIFT is grown in the bottle in which it is sold. The reason for this is that the organisms grow synergistically. It is actually an ‘ecosystem in a bottle’. They are grown together because together they must work together in the pond. This production method is unique in the world and cannot be copied.
MICROBE-LIFT BACTERIA USE SUNLIGHT AS ENERGY SOURCE
These are very useful to bring the ecology of the pond in balance. These bacteria can use sunlight as an energy source for natural biological processes that keep your pond clean and clear.
The photosynthetic bacteria are also the cause of the characteristic purple/red colour (and the smell!). In the beginning of the culturing process, the liquid is still clear. The purple/red colour develops after a few days of exposure to sunlight. The photosynthetic bacteria consume the nutrients and produce hydrogen sulphide (rotten egg smell), which puts them to sleep. This gives the bottles a shelf life of 3 to 5 years!
What makes Microbe-Lift® products work so well?
Can Microbe-Lift Clean & Clear be diluted with water before use?
Why does the product smell like rotten eggs?
If I have a biological filter, how do I apply the Microbe-Lift product?
Do the microbes need special conditions in the pond in order to work?
What will Microbe-Lift do for my pond?
Do you want to add Microbe-Lift products to your assortment? Contact us directly!