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Liquid Sludge Remover

Formulated for the removal of organic bottom solids that are slow to degrade, especially helpful in ponds that have a rock or gravel bottom or where vacuuming is impractical. As organic solids accumulate on the pond bottom, they begin to break down releasing toxic gasses. These gaseous by-products can endanger fish, marine life and plants. Microbe-Lift Sludge Away reduces and eliminates potential harmful gaseous compounds and helps clarify your pond water at the same time.

Be aware, when added it will temporarily darken the water. The color can take up to 1-2 weeks to dissipate but is harmless to plants, fish or other inhabitants and will not harm humans or animals. The color is due to the type of bacteria necessary to biodegrade the more difficult buildup of debris and sludge. The bacteria must first solubilize the sludge before it can be biodegraded.  It is the solubilization process which discolors the water. Depending upon the amount of buildup to be solubilized, the discoloration time will vary.

  • Organic and microbial based
  • Safe for fish, plants, pets and the environment
  • Provides "rapid and natural sludge and muck removal"
Microbe-Lift Sludge Away Rates
Pond Size
(gallons)
1st
Application
Maintenance
(once per week for 4 weeks)
80-2,500 2 oz per 100 gal. 1 oz per 100 gal.
2,501 - 5,000 1.75 oz per 100 gal 1 oz per 100 gal.
5,001 + 1.5 oz per 100 gal 1 oz per 100 gal.
Microbe-Lift Sludge Away

Microbe-Lift Sludge Away

  SKU Size Add
56296
1 quart
56297
1 gallon
Microbe-Lift Sludge Away 5 gal. (MPN MLXSA5G)
$424.46 $339.57 | 849 Points
20104
5 gallon

API Pond Ecofix Sludge Destroyer reduces pond maintenance by breaking down fish waste and dead algae, as well as working to increase the concentration of dissolved oxygen in pond water by eliminating sludge build-up. The result is cleaner, clearer pond water and a healthier ecosystem for pond fish.

API Pond EcoFix Dosage
Inital Dose or Quick Clean-Up Add 4 tbsp. per 250 gallons 2 times per week for 2 weeks
Maintenance Dose Add 4 tbsp. per 250 gallons every two weeks.
End of Season Dose Add 4 tbsp. per 250 gallons 2 times per week for 2 weeks
API Pond Ecofix Sludge Destroyer

API Pond Ecofix Sludge Destroyer

  SKU Size Treats (up to) Add
API Pond Ecofix 16 oz. (MPN 147B)
$23.98 $16.98 | 42 Points
02147
16 oz
4,000 gallons
API Pond Ecofix 64 oz. (MPN 147D)
$75.78 $53.98 | 135 Points
04147
64 oz
16,000 gallons
API Pond Ecofix gallon (MPN 147C)
$107.98 $76.98 | 192 Points
03147
1 gallon
32,000 gallons
Aquascape Sludge & Filter Cleaner Free Gift Certificate

Aquascape Sludge Cleaner contains 5 pure strains of concentrated heterotrophic beneficial bacteria. This combination of natural cleaners helps to maintain a strong biological balance in your pond while quickly cleaning between rocks, gravel and keeping filter pads from becoming quickly clogged. Because ornamental water gardens are enclosed ecosystems, sometimes factors like fish load, uneaten fish food, organics such as leaves, sludge and unwanted debris may disrupt the balance. Aquascape Sludge Cleaner maintains a strong biological balance; providing clean, clear and healthy water conditions.

Aquascape Sludge & Filter Cleaner Dosage
Add to the area of the pond with the most circulation or directly into the skimmer opening. Water temperature should be at least 60°F
One pump treats up to 100 gallons of water.
For dirty ponds or at the beginning of the season, Treat 2 times per week for the first 2 weeks
After initial treatment, use a maintenance dose of 1 pump per 100 gallons weekly for the remainder of the season.
Aquascape Sludge & Filter Cleaner

Aquascape Sludge & Filter Cleaner

  SKU Size Treats (up to) Add
98889
8 oz
5,000 gallons
98890
16 oz
10,000 gallons
98891
32 oz
20,000 gallons
30408
1 gallon
96,000 gallons
98883
1 gallon
80,000 gallons

UltraClearŪ Sludge Digester eliminates sediment pond sludge and pond muck from fish and animal waste, decaying leaves and grass, uneaten fish food, or dead algae. Prevent oxygen depletion from unhealthy pond sludge during the spring and summer. It is difficult to manually remove pond sludge, which is why Sludge Digester is the perfect solution for ponds struggling with sludge issues.

Pond sludge causes four significant problems. First, pond sludge depletes oxygen reserves, particularly during warm weather. Low oxygen levels can be stressful or fatal to fish and wildlife. Second, the resulting anaerobic zone (an area without dissolved oxygen), which allows dangerous disease-causing bacteria to grow. The larger the anaerobic zone, the greater the potential for harmful pathogens to develop. Third, pond sludge is the main cause of unpleasant pond odors, like hydrogen sulfide, which emits a rotten egg odor. Fourth, pond sludge releases nitrogen and phosphorus that cause severe water quality issues such as algae blooms.

  • Minimize Excess Build-up of Organic Sediment and Anaerobic Zones
  • Prevents Oxygen Depletion from Excessive Sludge Build-Up
  • Eliminates Foul Pond Odors and Improves Water Quality
  • Decreases the potential for Fish Disease
  • Use Throughout Pond Season

Regular Pond Maintenance Dosage: Add one ounce for every 1000 gallons (Note: 1000 gallons equals 135 cubic feet). Dose at least once a month, or up to once a week for best results. Do not dose more than once a week during the peak summer season.

Fall Clean-Up Dosage: Use the clean-up dose at the end of pond season, when temperatures and sunlight are reduced (compared to peak summer conditions). Add one ounce for every 1000 gallons daily for 4 to 7 consecutive days.

Cannot ship when temperatures are freezing

UltraClear Sludge Digester

UltraClear Sludge Digester

  SKU Treats (up to) Add
47120
12,000 gal
47125
32,000 gal
47130
128,000 gal
Use to naturally reduce organic sludge and debris

Aquascape Clean for Ponds makes it easy to quickly optimize the quality and clarity of pond water while drastically reducing filter maintenance, keeping ponds clean, clear, and beautiful. Clean for Ponds uses a powerful blend of heterotrophic bacteria to naturally digest organic waste or sludge caused by uneaten fish food, fish waste, and decomposing leaves and debris. The high concentration of bacteria will work to clean between rocks and gravel while keeping pond filters clean, including filter mats and biological filter media. 
  • Quickly optimizes the quality and clarity of pond water while reducing filter maintenance
  • Powerful blend of heterotrophic bacteria naturally digests organic waste or sludge
  • Cleans between rocks and gravel
  • Easy-to-use pump top bottle treats 100 gallons per pump
  • Safe for fish and plants

Treat once weekly for maintenance. During spring start-up or for dirty ponds, treat twice weekly for two weeks.

Aquascape Water Treatment Chart
Bottle Size1 Pump Treats1 Bottle Treats
8 oz.100 Gal.5,000 Gal.
16 oz.100 Gal.10,000 Gal.
32 oz.100 Gal.20,000 Gal.
1 Gal.600 Gal.80,000 Gal.
Aquascape Clean for Ponds

Aquascape Clean for Ponds

  SKU Size Treats (up to) Add
96061
8 oz.
5,000 gal
96062
16 oz.
10,000 gal
96063
32 oz.
20,000 gal
96064
1 Gal.
80,000 gal

Laguna Bio Sludge Control is specifically formulated to break down organic solids and pond sludge. The water treatment activates immediately when added to the pond water. A completely organic sludge remover, Bio Sludge Control is safe for fish and plants and will help improve overall pond water conditions.

    Dosing Instructions:
  • Shake well before using.
  • Use 50 mL per 265 U.S. gal. of pond water (1,000 liters / 220 Imp. gal.). Use the doser cap provided for an accurate measurement.
  • For new ponds filled with tap water, be sure that any chlorine is removed prior to adding the dose.
  • For pond water treatment only.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Keep Away From Children.
  • For optimal performance, it is advisable that any UV Sterilizer's be turned off for 12 hours after dosage.
Laguna Bio Sludge Control

Laguna Bio Sludge Control

  Icons SKU Size Treats (up to) Add
11886
16 oz
2,500 gallons
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