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Barley Products

Used for generations as an all-natural way to keep pond water clean and clear. Available in a variety of forms- bales, pellets, flakes, and liquid extract.

Liquid Extract

Liquid concentrate barley straw extract is specifically formulated to naturally balance pond water and improve clarity. Goes to work on contact, decomposition begins immediately, no messy residual.

Barley Pellets

An environmentally responsible, cost-effective, and natural approach to a healthy pond. Barley Straw Pellets works in much the same way as barley straw only faster. Completely natural and will not harm fish or plant life.

Barley Planters/Bales

The natural decomposition of the straw in the water helps to keep water quality pristine. This is accomplished by a natural reaction between the humic acids in decomposition process, sunlight and oxygen. Bales are effective for up to 6 months.

Barley Flakes

Barley Flakes, are the actual barley grain, which begin to clarify in about half the time as traditional barley straw and approximately three months of water clarifying qualities.

All Barley Products

Used for generations as an all-natural approach to keep pond water clean and clear. Available in a variety of forms including bales, pellets, flakes, and liquid extract.

Most Popular Barley Products

Clear Water Barley Straw Pond Treatment

Place bale on the surface of the pond, preferably near waterfall or filter outlet. Do not allow bales to sink to the bottom of the pond. If bale sinks, remove from pond for 24 hours to dry then put it back. Allow one month for the bale to become effective. Replace each bale after 6 months of use. For continuous treatment, after 5 months, place a new bale next to the old one. Then remove the oldest one at the 6 month mark. For best results keep barley straw bale floating on the pond year round.

Clear Water Barley Straw Pond Treatment Usage
Add to the area of the pond with the most circulation & water movement is greatest. The bale works better when kept off the bottom of the pond.
One package treats up to 2,000 gallons of water.

Clear Water Barley Straw Pond Treatment

Item Quantity Treats (up to)
1 pack
10 gallons per package
2 pack
1000 gallons per package
2 pack
2000 gallons per package
1 pack
3000-5000 gallons per package
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
(gallons)
1st
Application
Next 3 Weeks
(once per week)
Maintenance
(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)
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 Concentrated Barley Straw Extract Plus Peat

All the Benefits of Concentrated Barley Straw Extract PLUS Added Liquid Peat To Help Maintain An Ideal pH in Alkaline Ponds!

Rich in organic peat which softens pond water-reducing nitrate and phosphate concentrations in the water column and provides a buffering agent and ion attenuation in lined ponds that additionally gives them some beneficial properties of earthen ponds!

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 Concentrated Barley Straw Extract Plus Peat
Pond Size
(gallons)
1st
Application
Next 3 Weeks
(once per week)
Maintenance
(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 Concentrated Barley Straw Extract Plus Peat

Item Size
8 oz
16 oz
32 oz
64 oz
1 gallon
5 gallon
Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets

Made with 100% Natural and organic ingredients, this product improves water quality, fish and plant health. Barley Straw Pellets are the most convenient form of barley today. They should be introduced preferably where water is flowing and the depth is less than three feet. You may also place some in your filter media box. You may start your application any time of the year.

Enriched with peat and humic acid, this revolutionary formula works faster & better with Less Mess & Cost and is easier to apply than bales, pillows and pads!

  • Matures pond water chemistry, Buffers pH,Works year round
  • Disperses quickly by simple broadcast of pellets into the pond or packing in a porous fabric sock and suspending in pond or available chamber in skimmer or filter
  • Releases decomposition by-products immediately
  • Recommended for use with all Microbe-Lift bacterial and enzymatic pond products
  • Provides a slow steady release of beneficial ingredients through natural activity

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets is an environmentally responsible, cost-efficient pond conditioner that is a natural and organic way to a healthy pond environment! Barley straw and selected natural peats have been processed and packaged to make them easy and clean to apply. Manufactured using an exclusive proprietary pelleting process that eliminates the use of wheat, corn and other binders, the barley straw is harvested and stored under climatic conditions that assure the quality of these essential ingredients.

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets works in much the same way as barley straw...only faster! Whereas barley straw works by releasing certain natural chemicals as it biodegrades, so do the pellets in Barley Straw Pellets, only the breakdown compounds are released faster: dispersing equally throughout the water; reacting photo chemically with sunlight; and activating humic acids to produce hydrogen peroxide - an oxidizing agent that also helps to keep the water clear - naturally and at a low level of release. The humic acid will also chelate metals such as copper or arsenic. Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets are rich in organic peat which softens pond water-reducing nitrate and phosphate concentrations in the water column-and provides a buffering agent and ion attenuation in lined ponds that additionally gives them some beneficial properties of earthen ponds!

Please note: Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets will leave a residue on the bottom of the pond. The bacteria in the Microbe-Lift products as well as Microbe-Lift Sludge Away will digest this organic residual.

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets Application Rates (Every 6 weeks)
Pond Size (gallons) Clear Water Turbid Water
80 2 oz 4 oz
100 3 oz 6 oz
150 4 oz 8 oz
200 6 oz 12 oz
300 9 oz 18 oz
400 12 oz 24 oz
500 15 oz 30 oz
600 18 oz 35 oz
700 21 oz 40 oz
800 24 oz 48 oz
1,000 30 oz 60 oz
1,500 45 oz 90 oz
2,000 60 oz 120 oz
2,500 70 oz 140 oz
4,000 95 oz 210 oz
5,000 130 oz 280 oz

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets

Item Size Treats (up to)
2.2 lbs
400 gallon pond up to 8 months
4.4 lbs
800 gallon pond up to 8 months
10.5 lbs
2,500 gallon pond up to 6 months
25 lbs
-
40 lbs
-
Barley Straw Planters

Summit Barley Straw Planters work improving water quality in several ways. The natural decomposition of the straw in the water helps to keep water quality pristine. This is accomplished by a natural reaction between the humic acids in the straw from decomposition, sunlight and oxygen. These elements combine to create a condition which keeps water clear. Barley straw promotes healthy populations of invertebrate life that consume harmful contaminates. These tiny creatures are important to the food chain in the pond. All these processes combine to produce a clearer, healthier and long lasting pond environment.

Application Rates
Small Barley PlanterMedium Barley PlanterLarge Barley Planter
TREATS POND SIZEUp To 500 GallonsUp To 1,500 GallonsUp To 4,000 Gallons
DIMENSIONS6" Diameter x 3.25" H9" Diameter x 7" H11" Diameter x 7" H
PLANTER LASTSUp to 6 MonthsUp to 6 MonthsUp to 6 Months

Barley Straw Planters

Item Size Weight Treats (up to)
Small 3.25" x 6" x 6"
3 oz
500 gallons
Medium 5" x 8" x 8"
8 oz
1,000 - 1,500 gallons
Large 7" x 11" x 11"
14 oz
2,5000 - 4,000 gallons
Laguna Barley Straw Pellets

Laguna Barley Straw helps maintain superior pond water conditions in a completely natural way. The Barley Straw comes in small, slow-release pellet form for easy handling and convenience. Barley Straw is completely natural and will not harm fish or plant life.

Includes
  • A reusable mesh bag with locking seal.

One 2.5 lb bag treats 1250 U.S. gal. and lasts 12 weeks.

Laguna Barley Straw Pellets

Item Size
2.5 lb.
Summit Clear Water Barley Straw Flakes

Barley Flakes, are the actual barley grain, which begin to clarify in about half the time as our traditional barley straw and approximately three months of water clarifying qualities.

Summit Clear Water Barley Straw Flakes

Item Size Treats
6 oz
1,000 gallons for 3 months
12 oz
2,000 gallons for 3 months
24 oz
5,000 gallons for 3 months
Summit Clear-Water Barley Straw Extract

Unlock the water clearing power of barley straw with this fast acting, effective liquid extract. Clear-Water Barley Extract begins to work more quickly than traditional barley straw but must be applied more often.

Summit Clear-Water Barley Straw Extract

Item Size Treats
6 oz
1,000 gallons
16 oz
7,000 - 9,000 gallons
1 Gallon
56,000 - 72,000 gallons
AquaMeds Extract of Barley

Aquameds Extract of Barley is the all-natural way to keep pond water clear.Extract of Barley provides the same benefits of barley straw but without the mess of pellets of bales. Enzymes derived from the natural barley fermentation process help promote a healthy and naturally clear pond. Mix with pond water then apply in moving water or around the pond's edge. Use 1 oz. every other week per 1,000 gallons to naturally maintain clear water.

  • Naturally clarifies pond water
  • Simple maintenance dosing
  • Highly concentrated formula
  • Works faster and cleaner then pellets and bales
  • Safe for pets, aquatic life and humans
Directions

Initial dose, use 1 cup (8 oz) per 500 US gallons. For maintenance dosing, add 1 oz per 500 gallons. Add maintenance dose every other week.

Discontinue use if water temperatures fall below 45 F

AquaMeds Extract of Barley

Item Size Treats
16 oz.
8,000 gallons
32 oz.
16,000 gallons
128 oz.
64,000 gallons
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