Minimize Freshwater Pond Sludge Buildup
Freshwater ponds can experience sludge buildup caused by inorganics like mud and sand, organic material such as decomposing leaves, or both. Placing bacteria directly on the sludge layer is the best way to achieve digestion of the organic material and start achieving sludge reduction.
Bacteria Direct’s AquaClear™ tablets simply sink to the bottom of the pond, then release the bacteria exactly where they can be most effective in sludge reduction and preventing sludge buildup.
Measuring Pond Depth
To determine your pond depth, either use a depth finder or a fish finder that reports depth. If you want to determine the depth of the pond’s sludge, a sludge judge is an extremely useful device that can be used from a boat. They can be messy, so wear your rain jacket.
For rapid digestion of sludge, we recommend installing a fully aerobic water column to further support sludge reduction. You can achieve this with a surface microbubble aerator for industrial applications, or a diffuser aerator for freshwater ponds.
Learn more about the Sludge Remediation process.
Reduce solid and dissolved organic waste material in lakes and ponds with effective, rapid-action AquaClear™ tablets. AquaClear™ tablets drop to the bottom so they can begin to degrade sludge and improve water quality. Prevent the buildup of sludge and improve the water quality for aquatic life and the wildlife that depends on healthy water.
|Targeted Compounds||Organic debris, sludge buildup, and cellulose|
|Bacterial Count||3e9 CFU/gram or 3 billion colony forming units per gram|
|Bacterial Type||Bacillus spores|
|Formula Properties||Off-white tablet with characteristic odor|
|Performance Properties||Effective pH range: 4.0-11.0|
Temperature range: 45-120°F (5-50°C)
- Private ponds and lakes
- Fish ponds
- Fresh, brackish and saline bodies of water
AquaClear™ and GP-110™ Specifications
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