Liquid Sludge Remover Liquid Sludge Remover FormAulated 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.
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Liquid Sludge Remover

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
    1 quart
    1 gallon
    5 gallon
    Aquascape Sludge & Filter Cleaner

    Aquascape Sludge Cleaner contains 5 pure strains of concentrated heterotrophic beneficial bacteria. This combination of natural cleaners helps to maintain a strong biological balance in your pond while quickly cleaning between rocks, gravel and keeping filter pads from becoming quickly clogged. Because ornamental water gardens are enclosed ecosystems, sometimes factors like fish load, uneaten fish food, organics such as leaves, sludge and unwanted debris may disrupt the balance. Aquascape Sludge Cleaner maintains a strong biological balance; providing clean, clear and healthy water conditions.

    Aquascape Sludge & Filter Cleaner Dosage
    Add to the area of the pond with the most circulation or directly into the skimmer opening. Water temperature should be at least 60°F
    One pump treats up to 100 gallons of water.
    For dirty ponds or at the beginning of the season, Treat 2 times per week for the first 2 weeks
    After initial treatment, use a maintenance dose of 1 pump per 100 gallons weekly for the remainder of the season.

    Aquascape Sludge & Filter Cleaner

    Item Size Treats (up to)
    8 oz
    5,000 gallons
    16 oz
    10,000 gallons
    32 oz
    20,000 gallons
    1 gallon
    96,000 gallons
    1 gallon
    80,000 gallons
    API Pond Ecofix Sludge Destroyer

    API Pond Ecofix Sludge Destroyer reduces pond maintenance by breaking down fish waste and dead algae, as well as working to increase the concentration of dissolved oxygen in pond water by eliminating sludge build-up. The result is cleaner, clearer pond water and a healthier ecosystem for pond fish.

    API Pond EcoFix Dosage
    Inital Dose or Quick Clean-Up Add 4 tbsp. per 250 gallons 2 times per week for 2 weeks
    Maintenance Dose Add 4 tbsp. per 250 gallons every two weeks.
    End of Season Dose Add 4 tbsp. per 250 gallons 2 times per week for 2 weeks

    API Pond Ecofix Sludge Destroyer

    Item Size Treats (up to)
    16 oz
    4,000 gallons
    64 oz
    16,000 gallons
    1 gallon
    32,000 gallons
    UltraClear Sludge Digester

    UltraClearŪ Sludge Digester eliminates sediment pond sludge and pond muck from fish and animal waste, decaying leaves and grass, uneaten fish food, or dead algae. Prevent oxygen depletion from unhealthy pond sludge during the spring and summer. It is difficult to manually remove pond sludge, which is why Sludge Digester is the perfect solution for ponds struggling with sludge issues.

    Pond sludge causes four significant problems. First, pond sludge depletes oxygen reserves, particularly during warm weather. Low oxygen levels can be stressful or fatal to fish and wildlife. Second, the resulting anaerobic zone (an area without dissolved oxygen), which allows dangerous disease-causing bacteria to grow. The larger the anaerobic zone, the greater the potential for harmful pathogens to develop. Third, pond sludge is the main cause of unpleasant pond odors, like hydrogen sulfide, which emits a rotten egg odor. Fourth, pond sludge releases nitrogen and phosphorus that cause severe water quality issues such as algae blooms.

    • Minimize Excess Build-up of Organic Sediment and Anaerobic Zones
    • Prevents Oxygen Depletion from Excessive Sludge Build-Up
    • Eliminates Foul Pond Odors and Improves Water Quality
    • Decreases the potential for Fish Disease
    • Use Throughout Pond Season

    Regular Pond Maintenance Dosage: Add one ounce for every 1000 gallons (Note: 1000 gallons equals 135 cubic feet). Dose at least once a month, or up to once a week for best results. Do not dose more than once a week during the peak summer season.

    Fall Clean-Up Dosage: Use the clean-up dose at the end of pond season, when temperatures and sunlight are reduced (compared to peak summer conditions). Add one ounce for every 1000 gallons daily for 4 to 7 consecutive days.

    Cannot ship when temperatures are freezing

    UltraClear Sludge Digester

    Item Treats (up to)
    12,000 gal
    32,000 gal
    128,000 gal
    Aquascape Clean for Ponds
    Use to naturally reduce organic sludge and debris

    Aquascape Clean for Ponds makes it easy to quickly optimize the quality and clarity of pond water while drastically reducing filter maintenance, keeping ponds clean, clear, and beautiful. Clean for Ponds uses a powerful blend of heterotrophic bacteria to naturally digest organic waste or sludge caused by uneaten fish food, fish waste, and decomposing leaves and debris. The high concentration of bacteria will work to clean between rocks and gravel while keeping pond filters clean, including filter mats and biological filter media. 
    • Quickly optimizes the quality and clarity of pond water while reducing filter maintenance
    • Powerful blend of heterotrophic bacteria naturally digests organic waste or sludge
    • Cleans between rocks and gravel
    • Easy-to-use pump top bottle treats 100 gallons per pump
    • Safe for fish and plants

    Treat once weekly for maintenance. During spring start-up or for dirty ponds, treat twice weekly for two weeks.

    Aquascape Water Treatment Chart
    Bottle Size1 Pump Treats1 Bottle Treats
    8 oz.100 Gal.5,000 Gal.
    16 oz.100 Gal.10,000 Gal.
    32 oz.100 Gal.20,000 Gal.
    1 Gal.600 Gal.80,000 Gal.

    Aquascape Clean for Ponds

    Item Size Treats (up to)
    8 oz.
    5,000 gal
    16 oz.
    10,000 gal
    32 oz.
    20,000 gal
    1 Gal.
    80,000 gal
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