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Microbe Lift Products

Specializing in the development and production of natural microbial products for the treatment of environmental issues associated with the various uses of water. Microbe Lift products are the most sought after product for water quality, clarity and overall fish and pond maintenance. Here you'll find a wide variety of products such as bacteria, fish food, barley, and fish treatments.

Bacteria/Sludge Remover

Natural, beneficial, environmentally safe bacteria used to improve water quality and clarity. Breaks down fish waste and uneaten fish food, metabolizes dead algae, and improves dissolved oxygen levels. Available in liquid and dry forms.

Microbe-Lift Fish Food

Nutrient rich foods with high digestibility rates. With low phosphorous content, this food keeps fish waste to minimum and helps to ensure superior water quality.

Algae Remover

Chemical algae treatment formulated to control green water and string algae.

Pond Treatment

Maintain a healthy, balanced water garden with this full line of pond treatments. Natural biological and chemical treatments, dyes, salt, and mosquito control are all available.

Fish Treatment

Keep your goldfish and koi happy and healthy with a full line of bacterial and parasitic treatments.

Barley Products

An environmentally responsible pond conditioner that is a clean and easy, natural and organic approach to a healthy pond environment. Available in both liquid and dry forms.

Plant Care

Plants are an essential component in all ponds. Not only creating beauty but, also helping to maintain an overall balanced ecosystem. We offer a complete line of products you'll need to grow and maintain healthy aquatic plants.


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All Microbe-Lift Products

An international biotechnology company specializing in the development and production of microbial products for the natural treatment of environmental issues associated with the various uses of water and recycling of organic matter. Currently, Microbe-Lift products are the most sought after product for water quality, clarity and overall koi and pond maintenance.

Our Most Popular Microbe-Lift Products

Microbe-Lift PL

A natural, beneficial, environmentally safe bacteria that is non-pathogenic, non-toxic and non-caustic. Microbe-lift PL creates a healthy environment in your pond and promotes faster fish growth. It improves dissolved oxygen levels and reduces hydrogen sulfide odors. Microbe-lift PL works in both high and low alkalinity. It metabolizes dead algae and dissolves away organic sludge.

  • Contains photosynthetic bacteria
  • Creates a cleaner environment for your pond
  • Improves fish health, growth and longevity
  • Promotes cycling of pond including nitrate elimination
  • Seeds and maintains biological filter
  • Safe for wildlife and pets that may drink out of pond
  • Use when water temperatures are above 50F
  • 2 years unopened shelf-life, 1 year opened
Microbe-Lift PL Basic Application Rates
Pond Size
1st Application
Next 4 Weeks
(once per week)
(once per month)
10 - 20 2 oz. 1 oz. 1 oz.
21-50 4 oz. 1.5 oz. 1.5 oz.
51-80 6 oz. 1.5 oz. 1.5 oz.
81-250 8 oz. 2 oz. 2 oz.
251-500 10 oz. 3 oz. 3 oz.
501-1,000 14 oz. 5 oz. 5 oz.
1,001-1,500 18 oz 6 oz. 6 oz.
1,501-2,500 24 oz 8 oz. 8 oz.
2,501-3,500 28 oz. 10 oz. 10 oz.
3,501-5,000 32 oz. 12 oz. 12 oz.
5,001-7,500 40 oz. 16 oz. 16 oz
7,501-10,000 48 oz. 20 oz. 20 oz.

Microbe-Lift PL

Item Size Add
1 pint
1 quart
1 gallon
5 gallons
Microbe-Lift Sludge Away

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
    (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

    Item Size Add
    1 quart
    1 gallon
    5 gallon
    Microbe-Lift Variety Mix - Floating

    For all Koi and pond fish

    Legacy Variety Mix is the answer for how to feed a complete blend of fruits, greens, carbohydrates, protein, wheat germ, vitamins and probiotics to your koi and pond fish. 

    It contains 25% of each Microbe-Lift's most popular Legacy foods: FRUITS AND GREENS, SUMMER STAPLE, GROWTH AND ENERGY & SUMMER STAPLE w/ MONTMORILLONITE CLAY.

    • Pellet size 0.3 -0.5 cm
    Guaranteed Analysis
    Crude Protein (min.)37% Crude Fat (min.) 6.25%
    Crude Fiber (max.)4.5% Moisture (max.)8.5%
    Ash (max.)8% Phosphorus (min.) 1.3%
    Copper (min.)7 mg/kg

    This floating food must have 70-80% floating to pass inspection. This is not a bad thing because there are always fish in the pond that can't compete with the others and will benefit from the pellets that sink.

    Microbe-Lift Variety Mix - Floating

    Item Size Add
    11 oz
    2 lbs 4 oz
    5 lbs
    14 lbs 8 oz
    40 lbs (bag)
    Microbe-Lift Algaway 5.4 Algaecide

    Compare to AlgaeFix, same active ingredient and 20% more concentrated.

    Algaecide For Ponds - Stops Algae Growth & Controls string algae!

    No more green water with ALGAWAY 5.4 Algaecide!

    It stops algae growth in ponds and can be applied to areas that contain fish and plants!

    For use in self-contained ornamental ponds and fountains without any outflow. For small ponds with heavy algae growth, clean the excess algae off the sides and ornaments before adding ALGAWAY 5.4 . This will reduce the amount of decaying organic matter.

    Fountains, Small Ponds with goldfish and koi - Treat only those fountains and ponds which will have no outflow after treatment. High water temperatures cause more rapid natural decay of dead algae which can cause fish distress. If animals are present clean out excess algae as stated above or use before temperature exceeds 75F (24C).

    CAUTIONS: In ponds, insure that water is well aerated via waterfall, fountain or other method to prevent fish loss. Aeration must be continuous. Not safe for use with snails, shrimp and other crustaceans or mollusks.

    Repeat dosage once per week.

    Microbe-Lift Algaway Application Rates
    Volume of water to treat (gallons) Dosage
    360 gallons1 oz

    Microbe-Lift Algaway 5.4 Algaecide

    Item Size Treats (up to) Add
    8 oz
    2,839 gallons
    16 oz
    5,678 gallons
    32 oz
    11,356 gallons
    1 gallon
    45,424 gallons
    2.5 gallons
    113,560 gallons
    Microbe-Lift Summer Staple - Floating
    Floating pellets with added color enhancers

    As the warmer weather sets in, begin increasing the frequency and quantity of your feeding. The Summer Staple Food has animal protein and color enhancers that are needed during this season. The added color enhancers are made up of astaxanthin (crab shell), spirulina and krill, which all promote brilliant color development.

    • Pellet size 0.3 - 0.5 cm
    Guaranteed Analysis
    Crude Protein (min.)36% Crude Fat (min.) 6%
    Crude Fiber (max.)5% Moisture (max.)8%
    Ash (max.)9% Phosphorus (min.) 1.3%
    Copper (min.)7 mg/kg

    Fish Meal, Whole Wheat, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Middlings, Fish Oil, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dicalcium Phosphate, Spinach, L-axcorbyl-2-polyphosphate, Spirulina, Betaine anhydrous, Salt, Choline Chloride, Chromium Oxide, Ethoxyquin (preservative), Astaxanthin (color), Dried Bacillus lichenformis fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Vitamin E supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D3 supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Ferrous Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin B12 supplement

    This floating food must have 70-80% floating to pass inspection. This is not a bad thing because there are always fish in the pond that can't compete with the others and will benefit from the pellets that sink.

    Microbe-Lift Summer Staple - Floating

    Item Size Add
    10 oz
    2 lbs
    4 lbs 12 oz
    14 lbs
    40 lbs (bag)
    Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Extract

    Liquid concentrate barley straw extract specifically formulated to naturally balance pond water and improve clarity. Goes to work on contact, decomposition begins immediately, no messy residual. One bottle is equal to multiple barley straw bales. The chart below is designed for first time users. After initial dosing the product goes considerably further:

    A Liquid Extract of Barley Straw Especially Helpful Where Bottom Drains Are Present. An environmentally responsible, cost-efficient pond conditioner that is a clean & easy, natural & organic approach to a healthy pond environment.

    • Goes to work on contact
    • Releases decomposition by-products immediately
    • Not harmful to aquatic life, plants, humans and pets
    • One bottle is equal to a multiple of barley straw bales
    • Can be used all year round, No messy residue

    Maturing A Pond Biologically and Chemically

    When a pond's ecosystem is mature and balanced, the water is usually clear and healthy for aquatic life. This maturation process is a function of the microbiological and chemical properties of the water.

    NATURAL CHEMICAL MATURATION - Microbe-Lift Barley Straw LIQUID & DRY formulations help to mature the pond with natural chemicals just as a pure mountain stream matures through the years by the introduction of natural breakdown products from trees, plants, etc. These natural breakdown products often include humic and fulvic acid and organic acids that have a natural ability to sequester, or tie up, inorganic compounds, so their concentrations in the pond don't get to levels that would unbalance the ponds ecosystem. These substances can also lead to natural purification of the pond through a slow release of hydrogen peroxide as they react with sunlight. The hydrogen peroxide is produced at levels that help purify the water while not having any adverse effects on desirable aquatic life. The sequestering, in conjunction with microbiological cycling, provides a stable natural ecosystem in your pond.

    BIOLOGICAL MATURATION The microbiological maturation process involves development of symbiotic populations of bacteria, which stabilize the critical organic and inorganic components of the pond. The microorganisms do this through their ability to promote "biogeochemical cycles" including carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous cycles - elements critical to all forms of aquatic life. By stabilizing these components, the bacteria prevent pollution of the pond. It can take some time to accomplish this "biological maturation" in a man-made pond and may never occur as the maturation process is constantly interrupted by certain pond practices like cleaning out the pond. The process can be accelerated significantly through the use of Microbe-Lift PL - a virtual "ecosystem in a bottle" - and mimics the complex interdependent populations in a mature pond.

    Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Extract Basic Application Rates
    Pond Size
    Next 3 Weeks
    (once per week)
    (once per month)
    up to 500 2 oz .5 oz. .75 oz.
    501 - 1,000 3 oz. .75 oz. 1.25 oz.
    1,001 - 1,500 4 oz. 1 oz. 1.5 oz.
    1,501 - 2,000 6 oz. 1.25 oz. 1.75 oz.
    2,001 - 3,000 8 oz. 1.5 oz. 2.25 oz.
    3,001 - 4,000 10 oz. 2 oz. 3 oz.
    4,001 - 5,000 12 oz. 2.5 oz. 3.5 oz.
    5,001 - 6,000 16 oz. 3 oz. 4 oz.
    6,001 - 7,000 20 oz. 3.5 oz. 4.5 oz.
    7,001 - 8,000 24 oz. 5 oz. 6 oz.
    8,001 - 10,000 32 oz. 6 oz. 8 oz.

    Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Extract

    Item Size Treats (up to) Add
    8 oz
    200 gallon pond up to 2 1/2 months
    16 oz
    200 gallon pond up to 11 months
    32 oz
    500 gallon pond up to 5 1/2 months
    64 oz
    1000 gallon pond up to 6 1/2 months
    1 gallon
    5 gallon
    Microbe-Lift Aqua Xtreme

    Aqua Xtreme is a convenient liquid, single-phase, full-function water conditioner that has been scientifically formulated for use in koi and goldfish ponds. Product should be used when: conditioning new water for ponds; adding (or prior to adding) water, new fish or plants to ponds; and transporting koi or goldfish. It is very important to use Aqua Xtreme when adding water to a pond that contains chloramines. Conventional dechlorinators will detoxify the chlorine in the chloramines but do nothing to the ammonia released from the chloramines. Aqua Xtreme will detoxify both the chlorine and the ammonia in chloramines.

    • Detoxifies Nitrite
    • Removes & Detoxifies Chlorine & Ammonia
    • Destroys Chloramines
    • Detoxifies Copper & Heavy Metals
    • Boosts Alkalinity
    • Adds Essential Electrolytes
    • Adds a 3-part Slime Coat Replacement
    • Helps to Reduce Stress
    • Instantly Ages Pond Water
    Microbe-Lift Aqua Xtreme Dosage
    Add 1 oz. per 60 gallons of water

    Microbe-Lift Aqua Xtreme

    Item Size Treats (up to) Add
    16 oz
    960 gallons
    32 oz
    1,920 gallons
    1 gallon
    7,680 gallons
    Microbe-Lift NITE-OUT II

    Specially Formulated For Rapid Ammonia & Nitrite Reduction

    Microbe-Lift Nite Out II is designed specifically for pond waters that contain marine life. Its highly-specialized microbial consortium of nitrifying cultures are specially formulated to eliminate ammonia via a natural biological process termed nitrification. The cultures contained in Microbe-Lift Nite Out II will establish, promote or stabilize and maintain nitrification in pond waters, eliminating the toxic effect of ammonia.

    Microbe-Lift Nite Out II liquid nitrifying bacteria contains select strains of Nitrosomonas, Nitrospira and Nitrobacter. Nitrosomonas convert ammonia to nitrite and Nitrobacter and Nitrospira convert nitrite to nitrate.

    Microbe-Lift Nite Out II comprises select microorganisms that are autotrophic-able to use carbon dioxide as the sole source of carbon-and are relatively slow growing, requiring specific conditions for optimum growth with typical cell division rates from 8 to 16 hours. Their performance and rate of growth are impacted by the environmental parameters required for nitrification.

    They are also highly oxygen-sensitive, requiring high dissolved oxygen levels (greater than 2 mg/L) to achieve maximum growth rates. Nitrite is produced by beneficial bacteria in the pond and the oxidation of harmful waste ammonia excreted by fish. Even though nitrite is not as toxic as ammonia, it is still very damaging to the health of fish.

    • Initiates nitrification
    • Promotes stable nitrification
    • Provides stable cold weather nitrification
    • Safe for use around plants and animals
    Microbe Lift Nite Out ll Application Rates
    Size of pond
    Next 4 weeks
    (1x weekly)
    (1x monthly)
    80-500 1 oz. .5 oz. 1 oz.
    500-2500 5 oz. 2.5 oz. 5 oz.
    2500-5000 10 oz. 5 oz. 10 oz.

    Microbe-Lift NITE-OUT II

    Item Size Add
    16 oz
    32 oz
    1 gallon
    Microbe-Lift Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment

    Formulated with Malachite Green & Formalin. Use for disease caused by Ichthyophithirius (Ich), Chilodonella, Costia, Oodinium, Trichodina and fungal infections.

    Microbe-Lift BSDT is the preeminent broad spectrum malachite green and formalin treatment. The only malachite green and formalin treatment that can be used in water temperatures as low as 50F, thus allowing treatment in early Spring and late Fall. 

    Malachite green and formalin are two drugs that are more effective and less toxic in combination than when used individually. This is the definition of synergism. What makes Microbe-Lift BSDT the preeminent product in this field is the fact that it is formulated with malachite green chloride, instead of the more toxic oxalate salt. As with any malachite green and formalin treatment, do NOT use with other medications.

    Microbe-Lift Broad Spectrum Disease Dosage
    Pond Size (gallons) Dosage
    Any Add 3.5 oz. per 1,000 gallons of water
    Prior to initial use and each of the 3 applications, at least a 20% water change should be made. A nearly total water change (>90%) will greatly improve effectiveness. Carbon Filtration must be removed and UV's turned off during treatment.
    Treat once a day for 3 consecutive days. 

    Cannot ship when temperatures are freezing

    Microbe-Lift Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment

    Item Size Treats (up to) Add
    16 oz
    4,800 gallons
    32 oz
    9,600 gallons
    1 gal
    38,400 gallons
    Microbe-Lift Flocculant Plus
    Water Clarifier

    A proprietary formulation (polymeric blend) used to coagulate suspended solids in the pond water. After use, particles in the water settle to the bottom of the pond and/or filter out through the filter system.

    • Clears cloudy water
    • Safe for aquatic life and plants
    • Attracts suspended particles
    • Improves filtration
    Microbe-Lift Flocculant Plus Dosage
    Pond Size (gallons) Dosage
    Any Add 1 oz. per 1,000 gallons of cloudy water
    After the milky-haze period, conditions should clear within 12 to 24 hours.
    Dosage may be repeated if necessary.

    Microbe-Lift Flocculant Plus

    Item Size Treats (up to) Add
    16 oz
    16,000 gallons
    32 oz
    32,000 gallons
    1 gallon
    128,000 gallons

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