Beneficial Bacteria

Bacteria is beneficial for a healthy pond.....

Essential to the health and well being of the water as well as the creatures of the pond including fish, beneficial bacteria also helps to reduce algae.

Beneficial bacteria are an essential component in the fish pond. They munch on pond fish waste and other organic matter and convert deadly ammonia into harmless nitrates and nitrogen thus being an integral part of pond filtration. The nitrogen is in turn then used as fertilizer by the pond plants.

Because it can take up to six or seven weeks for a bacteria colony to grow large enough to handle all the waste created by fish and dead plant matter in a garden pond, it is best to help this process along by maintaining a pH level as close to neutral as possible and adding Beneficial Bacteria, available in liquid, granular or dry form, to avoid stressing, injuring or even killing the fish.

The biological chamber of the pond filter should only be cleaned when absolutely necessary and care must be taken not to eliminate the entire bacteria colony. Chlorinated water should never be used to clean the biological parts of the pond filter. If it does become necessary to clean the biological chamber of the pond filter, Beneficial Bacteria should be added immediately to replace to bacteria lost during the process.

Check the rate at which the water flows through the biological chamber of the pond filter. If the water flows too fast the Beneficial Bacteria becomes ineffective, if it flows too slow it may not circulate enough of the pond water through the bacteria colony in the filter.

32-Oz. SAVIO Natural Beneficial Bacteria™

A rich concentration of beneficial bacteria is essential to pond health. SAVIO Natural Beneficial Bacteria breaks down organic sludge and improves water clarity. Helps protect fish and reduces maintenance.

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