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Have a pond or water feature, or are you just looking to create one? We have all the products and knowledge to make you successful at building, maintaining, and enjoying your water gardens, koi ponds, water features, and pondless waterfalls, offering a complete selection of liner, pumps, filters, aeration, treatments, fish food, lighting, and much more!

 Koi Ponds and Beyond

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. Safe for wildlife and pets that may drink out of pond.

  • 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
  • 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 Beneficial Bacteria

Microbe-Lift PL Beneficial Bacteria

  SKU Size
12345
1 pint
52345
1 quart
22345
1 gallon
20285
5 gallons
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
Microbe-Lift Summer Staple - Floating

Microbe-Lift Summer Staple - Floating

  SKU Size
20143
2 lbs
20144
4 lbs 12 oz
20145
14 lbs
Cold Weather Wheat Germ Fish Food

In the cold weather of spring and fall, when the night-time temperature goes below 55F but above 42F, feed this cold weather formula. When the pond water's temperature drops, the fish require a highly digestible, cool-water diet. This cold water diet is made with lesser amounts of protein and contains wheat germ which is easily digested. This formula also contains a higher level of fats to prepare the fish for winter.

  • Pellet size 0.30.5 cm
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.)32% Crude Fat (min.) 7%
Crude Fiber (max.)5% Moisture (max.)8%
Ash (max.)8% Phosphorus (min.) 1.3%
Copper (min.) 7 mg/kg
Microbe-Lift Wheat Germ Fish Food - Floating

Microbe-Lift Wheat Germ Fish Food - Floating

  SKU Size
20148
2 lbs 4 oz
20149
5 lbs 4 oz
20150
14 lbs 8 oz
20151
40 lbs (bag)
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

Microbe-Lift Flocculant Plus

  SKU Size Treats (up to)
20211
32 oz
32,000 gallons
20212
1 gallon
128,000 gallons

The Ultimate in Water Conditioning will instantly dechlorinate and detoxify your pond water! Super Dechlorinator + Water Conditioner will remove and neutralize chlorine, destroy chloramines, detoxify heavy metals.

  • Highly Concentrated removes Chlorine (up to 4mg/L total Chlorine)
  • Destroys chloramines
  • Detoxifies heavy metals
  • NEW - Formula Treats 4 X More Water!
Microbe-Lift Super Dechlorinator Plus Dosage
To condition water for new ponds - 1oz. per 1,000 gallons of water
Before, after or during water additions - 1oz. per 1,000 gallons of water
Before adding new aquatic or plant life - 1oz. per 1,000 gallons of water
Microbe-Lift Super Dechlorinator Plus

Microbe-Lift Super Dechlorinator Plus

  SKU Size Treats (up to)
20221
1 gallon
128,000 gallons
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
Microbe-Lift Variety Mix - Floating

Microbe-Lift Variety Mix - Floating

  SKU Size
20235
2 lbs 4 oz
20236
5 lbs
20237
14 lbs 8 oz
20289
40 lbs (bag)
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.

  • When Your Bigger Fish Deserve the Very Best!
  • Contains Stabilized Vitamin C
  • Will Not Cloud Water
  • Pellet size 0.71.1 cm
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.)Crude Fat (min.) Crude Fiber (max.)Moisture (max.)Ash (max.)Phosphorus (min.) Copper (min.)
36%6%5%8%9%1.3%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-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, Spirulina, Betaine anhydrous, Salt, Choline Chloride, Chromium Oxide, Ethoxyquin (preservative), Astaxanthin (color), Dry Bacillus Lichenformis fermentation product, Dry 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 Big Bites Summer Staple Food

Microbe-Lift Big Bites Summer Staple Food

  SKU Size
20748
2 lbs 12 oz
20750
6 lbs
20752
16 lbs 12 oz
20754
40 lbs (bag)
Essential for Nitrification

When pond carbonate levels fall below the necessary level, nitrification will stop and will fail to start again. With the loss of KH (carbonate alkalinity) pH levels will vary and pH will be difficult to control as KH stabilizes pond pH.

USE FOR:

  • Tap Water
  • Tank Water
  • Change Water
Microbe-Lift KH-Carbonate Alkalinity Booster Dosage
A full flat level scoop (enclosed) will raise the KH by approximately:80/ppm in 30 gallons 50/ppm in 50 gallons 25/ppm in 100 gallons
Microbe-Lift KH-Carbonate Alkalinity Booster

Microbe-Lift KH-Carbonate Alkalinity Booster

  SKU Size
21061
2 lbs
21062
8 lbs

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

Microbe-Lift Aqua Xtreme

  SKU Size Treats (up to)
46304
16 oz
960 gallons
46306
32 oz
1,920 gallons
46308
1 gallon
7,680 gallons

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

Microbe-Lift BSDT is the #1 treatment when you do not know what is bugging your fish, a 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. Not to be used with salt over 0.15% salinity; at 0.15% salinity, monitor carefully and provide high aeration.

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. You do not have to bypass your bio-filter. Do not overdose.
Treat once a day for 3 consecutive days. You do not need to do a water change after you finish the third treatment. After treatment, it is recommended to start using Microbe-Lift Sabbactisun and Parazoryne - this is a 10 day treatment to expel any parasites, bacteria, fungal, etc. and assists healing. 

Cannot ship when temperatures are freezing

Microbe-Lift Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment

Microbe-Lift Broad Spectrum Disease Treatment

  SKU Size Treats (up to)
46336
16 oz
4,800 gallons
46338
32 oz
9,600 gallons
46340
1 gal
38,400 gallons

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 - 5,000 2 bags 2 bags 2 bags 2 bags
Microbe-Lift Spring/Summer Cleaner

Microbe-Lift Spring/Summer Cleaner

  SKU Size Treats (up to)
56265
8 x 2 oz soluble bags
5000 gallon pond for 4 weeks

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

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Extract

  SKU Size Treats (up to)
56276
32 oz
500 gallon pond up to 5 1/2 months
56277
64 oz
1000 gallon pond up to 6 1/2 months
20120
1 gallon
-

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

    Microbe-Lift Sludge Away

      SKU Size
    56296
    1 quart
    56297
    1 gallon

    The Ultimate Phosphate Remover For Fresh Water

    Microbe-Lift Phosphate Remover is a polymeric blend with outstanding qualities, including the ability to tie-up large quantities of phosphate without negatively influencing the pond water in any way. Phosphate-caused by the decomposition of organic substances such as food surpluses, dead plant matter and excretion-is only harmless in concentrations below 0.3 ppm in fresh water.

    • Will not harm fish or plants
    • Safely removes phosphate from pond water
    Microbe-Lift Phosphate Remover Dosage
    Add 1 oz. per 100 gallons of water
    Depending on water quality, organics and fish waste content, the above dosage will remove 1 - 1.5 ppm of Phosphate
    Microbe-Lift Pond Phosphate Remover

    Microbe-Lift Pond Phosphate Remover

      SKU Size Treats (up to)
    20218
    1 gallon
    12,800 gallons

    Sinking Pellets with Color Enhancer

    MICROBE-LIFT/LEGACY Sinking (transitional) Food Pellets are a great way to make sure your newly added pond fish receive balanced meals while adjusting to their new surroundings. Generally, new fish are shy until they become more familiar with their surroundings and new neighbors. Additionally, MICROBE-LIFT/LEGACY Sinking Food Pellets are great for stressed or sick fish that dont come to the ponds surface and feed off the bottom of the pond.

    In order to pass inspection, your Sinking Food needs to have 70% sink. And your Floating food must have 70% 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 don't sink or float. Remember, it is the quality of the pellets that count.

    • Pellet size 0.30.4 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
    Microbe-Lift (Summer Staple) - Sinking

    Microbe-Lift (Summer Staple) - Sinking

      SKU Size
    20245
    3 lbs
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