Bacteria/Sludge Remover 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.
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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
(gallons)
1st Application
(purge)
Next 4 Weeks
(once per week)
Maintenance
(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
1 pint
1 quart
1 gallon
Out of Stock
5 gallons
Out of Stock
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.

  • 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

    Item Size
    1 quart
    1 gallon
    5 gallon
    Microbe-Lift PL Professional Blend

    Microbe-Lift Professional is a blend of microbes that contain specifically formulated strains of bacteria manufactured for use by landscape, irrigation and pond professionals. PBL is a combination of 3 products: PL 80%, Ensure 10% and TheraP 10%. The Ensure is for plants and TheraP is for fish. Designed for professional service people so they dont have to carry 3 bottles from pond to pond.  

    The microbes in Professional Blend will help do the following:
    • Keeps your ponds clean and clear
    • Reduces ammonia and nitrogen levels
    • Seeds and maintains biological filters
    • Remains effective over a wide range of pH conditions
    • Reduces buildup of bird droppings, fish food and dead leaves
    • Significantly reduces noxious odors.

    1 quart treats a 1,000 gallon pond for two months (a 5,000 gallon pond requires 46 oz. for the same two month period)

    Pond Size
    (gallons)
    1st Application
    (purge)
    Next 4 Weeks
    (once per week)
    Maintenance
    (once per month)
    80 - 200 3 oz. 2 oz. 2 oz.
    201 - 500 10 oz. 3 oz. 3 oz.
    501 - 1,000 12 oz. 4 oz. 4 oz.
    1,001 - 5,000 16 oz. 6 oz. 6 oz.
    5,001 - 10,000 32 oz. 16 oz. 16 oz.

    Microbe-Lift PL Professional Blend

    Item Size
    1 quart
    1 gallon
    5 gallons
    Microbe-Lift PL GEL (Filter Pad Inoculant)

    Convenient, Easy-to-Use, Flip-Top Squeeze Bottle!

    PL GEL is a technological breakthrough because it's the first product that puts the bacteria right where you want it and it stays there! PL/GEL will quickly attach to and populate any filter media including foam, strapping, floss, bio-balls, spring flo, ceramic media, etc. This will help to rapidly establish the necessary biological activity in your filter to stabilize your pond's environment quickly. It will also help restore this activity to your filter when you clean or change the media in your filter.

    • Easily applies to the filter pads/media without running or getting messy.
    • Contains the same spectrum of bacteria found in Microbe-Lift PL.
    • Contains naturally occurring bio polymers, helping organisms quickly attach to the media allowing for an 80% reduction in filter start-up time.
    • Helps to stabilize pond environment quickly upon start up and to eliminate transient instability that can occur when filter media is cleaned or replaced.
    • Allows for more frequent cleaning of filters without subsequent instability if a pond has a high solids loading where frequent cleaning is beneficial.
    • Reduces the frequency of cleaning by accelerating the breakdown of organic solids that can lead to high maintenance requirements.
    • Helps to establish de-nitrification in the filter which can lower nitrate levels in the pond.
    • 2 years unopened shelf-life, 1 year opened
    Microbe-Lift PL GEL Application Rates
    Spread GEL directly on filter pad or media and allow it to set for 1 - 2 hours before insertion into the filter or skimmer.
    After insertion, turn pump off for 1 - 2 hours, providing water can maintain adequate oxygenation without circulation for this amount of time.
    Repeat application each time you clean or replace your pads/media

    Microbe-Lift PL GEL (Filter Pad Inoculant)

    Item Size Treats (up to)
    8 oz
    200 gallons/4 treatments
    16 oz
    1000 gallons/5 treatments
    32 oz
    5000 gallons/5 treatments
    Microbe-Lift EZ Start Pond Kit

    This kit contains a full season's bacterial needs at a discounted price.

      Each kit contains 1 each:
    • 1 Quart - Spring/Summer Cleaner - Specially formulated to accelerate the breakdown of leaves, small branches, and other accumulated dead organic waste. Microbe-Lift Spring/Summer Cleaner reduces buildup of dead leaves and residual organic sediment.
    • 1 Quart 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.
    • 1 Quart TheraP - Provides a natural pond eco-system, resulting in better fish health and improved water clarity for use with all ornamental, cold water, temperate, cyprinids, native and wild species of fish.
    • 1 Quart - Autumn/Winter Prep - Specially Formulated for Pond Winterization. Microbe-Lift A/P helps accelerate the decomposition of leaves, scum sediment, and other organic matter during the fall and winter months. Microbe-Lift/AP will also jump start your pond to a healthier environment in the spring.

    Microbe-Lift EZ Start Pond Kit

    Item
    Microbe-Lift Super Start Bead Filter Bacteria

    A special formulation of bacteria designed to jump start bead filters. Contains the necessary types of bacteria to quickly establish a biofilm on the bead media and maintain the processes for optimum performance of bead filters. Contains photosynthetic bacteria.

    Microbe-Lift Super Start Application Rates
    Pond Size (gallons) 1st Application (purge) Next 3 Weeks (once per week) Maintenance (once per week for 2 weeks after cleaning)
    501 - 1,000 4 oz. 4 oz. 4 oz.
    1,001 - 5,000 6 oz. 6 oz. 6 oz

    Microbe-Lift Super Start Bead Filter Bacteria

    Item Size
    1 quart
    1 gallon
    Microbe-Lift Totally Active Clarifier (TAC)

    New, dry bacteria used to improve water quality and clarity while buffering the pH. TAC also contains sea salt to help control pathogens and to induce a protective slime coating on fish.

    This item contains peat.

    Microbe-Lift TAC Basic Application Rates
    Pond Size (gallons) 1st Four Weeks Maintenance (twice per month)
    80-250 .5 oz (1 tbsp.) .5 oz (1 tbsp.)
    250 + 1 oz (2 tbsp.) per 250 gallons 1 oz. per 250 gallons

    Microbe-Lift Totally Active Clarifier (TAC)

    Item Size Treats (up to)
    8 oz
    80 gallon pond - 28 weeks
    16 oz
    500 gallon pond - 16 weeks
    3 lbs
    750 gallon pond - 32 weeks
    5 lbs
    2000 gallon pond - 20 weeks
    25 lbs
    Treats extra large ponds and water features.
    Out of Stock
    Microbe-Lift Maximum Clarity Plus

    This proprietary formulation of dry bacteria has a big PLUS - four additional natural ingredients! The humates provide humic acid which have a natural ability to sequester (tie up) inorganic compounds. Therefore, their concentrations in the pond don't reach levels that would imbalance the pond's ecosystem. The peat helps to buffer the pH of the pond water.

    Microbe-Lift Maximum Clarity Plus Basic Application Rates
    Pond Size (gallons) 1st Four Weeks Maintenance (twice per month)
    Any 1 oz (2 tbsp.) per 250 gallons 1 oz. per 250 gallons

    Microbe-Lift Maximum Clarity Plus

    Item Size Treats (up to)
    6 oz
    80-250 gallon pond - 28 weeks
    Out of Stock
    12 oz
    500 gallon pond - 16 weeks
    Out of Stock
    Microbe-Lift Professional Blend Dry

    MICROBE-LIFT/Professional Blend Dry packets contain cellulase enzymes, hyper cellulase producing bacteria and a cold weather bacteria (psychrophile) to accelerate the breakdown of leaves, small twigs, sediment and other accumulated dead organic waste. MICROBE-LIFT/Professional Blend Dry can be used as a stand-alone product, combined with our Liquid MICROBE-LIFT/Professional Blend Liquid (PBL) in the spring, or used in winter as well.

    • Cuts costs by eliminating the chance of using excess product.
    • Eliminates handling and dusting.
    • Costs only pennies a day.
    • Easy to use premeasured packets.
    • Dissolves within 5 minutes after placing in water.
    • Unique packet material will keep from sticking together in high humidity.
    Basic Application Rates
    Pond Size
    (Gallons)
    1st Application
    (2 oz packets)
    Next 4 Weeks
    (Once per week)
    (2 oz packets)
    Maintenance
    (Once per month)
    (2 oz packets)
    80 - 500 1
    1 1
    501 - 1000 2 2 2
    1001 - 5,000 3 3 3
    5,001 - 7,500 4 4 4
    7,501 - 10,000 5 5 5

    Microbe-Lift Professional Blend Dry

    Item Size Packets
    2 oz.
    50 pc.
    8 oz.
    25 pc.
    2 oz.
    100 pc.
    2 oz.
    200 pc.
    8 oz.
    50 pc.
    Microbe-Lift Autumn/Winter Prep

    Specially Formulated for Pond Winterization. Microbe-Lift A/P helps accelerate the decomposition of leaves, scum sediment, and other organic matter during the fall and winter months. Microbe-Lift/AP will also jump start your pond to a healthier environment in the spring.

    Microbe-Lift A/P is a two-part system of liquid bacteria and dry, water soluble packets containing a blend of cellulase enzymes, cellulase-producing bacteria and a cold weather bacteria. The cellulase enzymes, along with the cellulase-producing bacteria, are the key to accelerating the breakdown of leaves, organic sediment and sludge all winter long. The cold weather bacteria and liquid bacteria take care of the initial breakdown by-products.

    Continues to provide sustained biological activity even in water temperatures under 40F. (4C.)

    • 80 - 2,500 gallons add 1 packet per month
    • 2,501 - 10,000 gallons add 2 packets per month
    • 10,001 - 100,000 gallons add 3 packets per month
    • 100,001 - 300,000 gallons add 4 packets per month
    Microbe-Lift Autumn Prep Application Rates
    Pond Size
    (Gallons)
    1st Application Next 3 Weeks
    (Once per week)
    Maintenance
    (Once per month)
    80 - 200 4 oz. 2 oz. 2 oz.
    201 - 500 6 oz. 3 oz. 3 oz.
    501 - 1,000 8 oz. 4 oz. 4 oz.
    1,001 - 2,500 12 oz. 6 oz. 6 oz.
    2501 - 5000 16 oz. 8 oz. 8 oz.
    5001 - 7500 20 oz. 10 oz. 10 oz.
    7501 - 10,000 24 oz. 12 oz. 12 oz.
    10,001 - 25,000 48 oz. 20 oz. 20 oz.
    25,001 - 50,000 64 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz.
    50,001 - 100,000 1 gal. 60 oz. 60 oz.
    100,001 - 300,000 2 gal. 96 oz. 96 oz.

    Microbe-Lift Autumn/Winter Prep

    Item Size
    1 quart & 4 pcs. - 2 oz packets
    1 gallon & 8 pcs. - 2 oz packets
    Out of Stock
    Microbe-Lift Spring/Summer Cleaner

    Specially formulated to accelerate the breakdown of leaves, small branches, and other accumulated dead organic waste. Microbe-Lift Spring/Summer Cleaner reduces buildup of dead leaves and residual organic sediment.

      Features
    • Helps to jump start your pond in the spring
    • Reduces buildup of dead leaves and residual organic sediment
    • Pre-measured, easy to handle and cost effective
    • Natural nontoxic and noncaustic
    • No water temperature restrictions
    Spring/Summer Cleaner Application Rates
    Pond Size (Gallons) 1st Week 2nd Week 3rd Week 4th Week
    80 - 500 1 bag 1 bag 1 bag 1 bag
    501 - 1,000 2 bags 1 bag 2 bags 1 bags
    1,001 - 1,500 2 bags 2 bags 2 bags 2 bags

    Microbe-Lift Spring/Summer Cleaner

    Item Size Treats (up to)
    8/2oz packets
    5000 gallon pond for 4 weeks
    Microbe-Lift Farm Kit

    Specially formulated to keep farm retention and irrigation ponds clean and clear.

    The specialized bacteria in PBL and HCSC have been chosen to naturally eliminate organic waste and sludge whle improving water quality and reducing nitirate compunds and phosphates. These undesirable

    compounds can lead to unwanted algae and weed growth. Microbe-Lift bacterial products are safe for people, livestock, fish, birds and all wildlife.

    Each kit contains 5 gallons of ML/Professional Blend Liquid (PBL) and 1 gallon of ML/High Count Spore Concentrate (HCSC).

    Microbe-Lift Farm Kit

    Item
    Microbe-Lift HC

    Specifically designed for natural ponds. Creates a healthy environment for your pond, breaks down organic sludge and slime, reduces ammonia and nitrite levels and more. This proprietary formulation for larger rural lakes and ponds assists in the reduction of ammonia nitrogen levels, reduces odors and breaks down organic sludge.

    Microbe-Lift HC Basic Application Rates
    Pond Size
    (gallons)
    1st Application
    (purge)
    Next 4 Weeks
    (once per week)
    Maintenance
    (once per month)
    5,001 - 10,000 32 oz. 16 oz. 16 oz.
    10,001 - 50,000 64 oz. 24 oz. 24 oz.
    50,001 - 100,000 1 gal. 32 oz. 32 oz.
    100,001 - 300,000 2 gal. .5 gal. .5 gal.
    300,001 - 500,000 4 gal. 1 gal. 1 gal.
    500,001 - 750,000 6 gal. 2 gal. 2 gal.
    750,001 - 1,000,000 8 gal. 3 gal. 2.5 gal.

    Microbe-Lift HC

    Item Size Treats (up to)
    1 gallon
    10,000 gallon pond for 3 months
    5 gallons
    50,000 gallon pond for 6 months
    Microbe-Lift Pond Bacterial Balancer

    Microbe-Lift Pond Bacterial Balancer contains naturally occurring, non-toxic microorganisms. It is safe for the environment, humans, lakes, rivers, pets and all filter systems.

    Microbe-Lift Pond Bacterial Balancer is a spore-based blend of Bacillus species. These aerobic heterotraphs (organic degraders) provide the ability to quickly establish populations necessary for breaking down organic waste from fish, waterfowl, plants and other aquatic life in your pond and aid in quickly establishing a functional population in your pond's filter.

    As a result, Microbe-Lift Pond Bacterial Balancer helps to keep water clean and control build-up of sludge or bottom solids. It also helps to establish denitrification- the biological conversion of nitrate to nitrogen gas- which bubbles harmlessly out of your pond, reducing the availability of soluble nitrogen which can stimulate unwanted growth in your pond.

    Basic Application Rates
    Size of Pond (in gallons) 1st Application (purge / shock)Maintenance (once per month)
    20-502 oz.1 oz.
    51-2003 oz.1.5 oz.
    201-5004 oz.2 oz.
    501-2,0006 oz.4 oz.
    2,001-5,0008 oz.5 oz.
    5,001-10,00016 oz.10 oz.
    10,001-15,00024 oz.15 oz.
    15,001-20,00032 oz.20 oz.
    20,001-25,00040 oz.25 oz.

    Microbe-Lift Pond Bacterial Balancer

    Item Size
    16 oz
    32 oz
    1 gal.
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