Bacterius™ 5B - Beneficial natural bacteria
Use Bacterius™ 5B for severe or persistent algae blooms, deep organic sediment, disgusting odour problems. When even the frogs won't come to your pond, perhaps it's time for Bacterius 5B! Comes in two sizes: 25lb bucket and 10lb bucket.
Extra strength for ponds & lakes: dealing with larger problems.
When problems in a pond or lake are extreme use BacteriusTM 5B. This premium blend of natural bacterial cultures and barley straw is an extra-strength pure bacterial mixture for accelerated treatment. This bacterial mixture provides an aggressive yet safe way to combat algae without the use of harsh chemicals.
Reduces ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and reduces phosphates. Consumes organic bottom-sludge & muck. Improves overall water clarity and reduces odors. Naturally enhances the entire aquatic environment with no chemicals.
With 5 billion active cells per gram, the pure and pathogen-free cultures in Bacterius 5B are the strongest pond & lake bacteria available. No need for premixing or messy dilution.
Available in 25 pound pails & 10 pound pails of 8 ounces soluble pouches.
- Reduces and prevents the proliferation of algae
- Helps solubilize refuse and mucky pond sediments
- Clears water in ponds and lakes
- Reduces odors
- Enhances the aquatic environment and restores equilibrium to the ecosystem
- Is completely harmless to people, animals, fish and vegetation
- Is easy to use! BacteriusTM comes in soluble pouches: just toss in the required number of pouches and that's it...problems solved! We recommend you use all bacteria within 2 years of opening the bucket. Keep bacteria in a cool area and do not allow to freeze.
Technical Information Application: Once per week*
APPLYING YOUR DRY BACTERIA
Bacterius pond bacteria products come in soluble pouches that are thrown into the pond. They work best when they are tossed near the aeration system, floating fountain or in-flowing water source or cascade. The movement of the water helps "steep" the bacterial pouch much the way a tea-bag is helped to release its content by adding gentle agitation. If there is little or no surface movement or aeration system the pouches should be cut open and mixed with pond water and then splashed across the pond surface much the same way liquid bacteria is administered.
There are three treatments that are recommended. If your pond is already infested with algae and poor water quality an initial "shock treatment" of a high dose of bacteria is added followed by a treatment the following week and then a treatment every two or three weeks depending on the results obtained. A pond which is beginning to show the initial problems inherent with murky water and algae growth but has not yet progressed to an alarming state of eutrophication requires a milder initial treatment followed by a maintenance dose. For ponds and water gardens that are relatively healthy a low maintenance dose is added on a two or three-week program depending on environmental factors and achieved results.
NOTE: Bacterius is composed of natural bacteria, enzymes and nutrient whose combination was especially created to restore and maintain the quality of water-based ecosystems. The bacterial content of Bacterius did not undergo any genetic engineering; they are 100% natural and exist naturally in the earth, air and water. The principal effectiveness of these bacteria lies in their ability to secrete enzymes which degrade organic matter and help clarify pond water. The bacterial stocks are absolutely without danger to the environment, plants, people and animals. Information appearing in this website do not constitute in any way a guarantee of performance. Each case is different and dependent on a myriad of environmental and ecological factors. We assume no responsibility for the misuse of this product.
Adding Beneficial Organisms To Your Pond
The small pond pictured at left was originally smaller and we enlarged it with excavation and surrounded it with natural landscaping. To maintain clear water and reduce the organic build-up from leaves and other sludge producing organic materials we started by adding an aerator which can be seen lightly bubbling to the left in this photo. This spring, after an evaluation of the water and pond-bottom showed typical muck build-up and algae growth, we began the recommended treatment to restore the pond to a healthy state. Without aeration the build-up of smelly sludge and organic muck would have been much greater. Now, in this pond, the addition of bacteria will render the pond clear and clean.
If your pond has no natural source of quality aeration then installing an aerator before adding beneficial bacteria is essential. The bacteria require oxygen to survive so that they may live, grow and feed upon the organic materials and algae in your pond. To mix the bacteria for your pond a large bucket is used to mix the liquid bacteria in specified proportions with pond water. Do not use chlorinated tap-water to mix your bacteria. Once the bacteria has been correctly diluted and mixed you simply distribute the bacterial solution equally around the perimeter of the pond. Treatments are usually performed once per week. We will help you with the necessary dosage according to the size and topography of your pond.
Dry bacteria come in soluble pouches and is simply tossed into the pond near the aeration diffusers or any source of moving water to help disperse the bacteria effectively throughout the water column.
Conditions: +10 Celcius / 50 F, pH 5 - 9
Dosage per pond surface area:
smaller than 5000m2 (50,000 ft. sq.ft) add one (1) pouch per 200m2 (2000 sq. ft.)
greater than 5000m2 (50,000 ft. sq.ft) add one (1) pouch per 400m2 (4000 sq.ft.)
*dosage may vary according to situation, more effective in presence of aeration, life cycle is max. 14 days, avoid freezing exposure.
Bacterius™ 5B - Beneficial natural bacteria