Beneficial Bacteria Beneficial Bacteria Provides clean, clear and healthy water conditions and reduces pond maintenance. Effective at reducing fish waste, uneaten fish food, decaying plant matter and excess nutrients that cause algae.
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Beneficial Bacteria

Beneficial Bacteria

Provides clean, clear and healthy water conditions and reduces pond maintenance. Effective at reducing fish waste, uneaten fish food, decaying plant matter and excess nutrients that cause algae.

Liquid Beneficial Bacteria

Specifically formulated to naturally balance pond water, and improve overall quality and clarity. Helps balance nutrient levels and reduce the amount of organic waste in the pond. The higher the organic load, the more algae. Liquids go to work much faster in comparison to dry formulas.

Dry Beneficial Bacteria

Helps establish a balance of nutrients in the pond, reduce nitrogen levels, organic waste and improves dissolved oxygen, which in turn produces cleaner water and a healthier environment for all inhabitants of the pond. These dry formulas have extended shelf lives and generally handle larger volumes in comparison to liquid formulas.

Combo Beneficial Bacteria

Use these kits to maintain optimum clarity and quality in your pond or water feature. Featuring the popular Microbe-Lift EZ Start Pond Kit and more! The EZ Start Pond Kit contains a full season's bacterial needs at a discounted price.

Lake Beneficial Bacteria

Specifically designed for large ponds and lakes. These biological treatments create a healthy environment for your pond, breaks down organic sludge and slime, reduces ammonia and nitrite levels and more.

All Beneficial Bacteria

Natural, beneficial, environmentally safe bacteria used to improve water quality and clarity. Available in liquid and dry forms. Provides clean, clear and healthy water conditions and reduces pond maintenance. Effective at reducing fish waste, uneaten fish food, decaying plant matter and excess nutrients that cause algae.

Most Popular Beneficial Bacteria

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
5 gallons
Aquascape Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria

Aquascape Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria contains 7 pure strains of concentrated beneficial bacteria that work quickly cleaning and balancing your water garden. This Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria works at temperatures below 50F or 10C. Water gardens are enclosed ecosystems, which sometimes factors like fish load, uneaten fish food, organics such as leaves, sludge and unwanted debris may disrupt the balance. Aquascape Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria contains a specific combination of bacteria that are most effective at doing two jobs- reducing organic material such as leaves and pond sludge and reducing ammonia, nitrite and excess nutrients such as phosphate that are known to cause poor water quality and unsightly water conditions.

Aquascape Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria Dosage
Add to the area of the pond with the most circulation or directly into the skimmer opening
One pump treats up to 100 gallons of water.
In Fall In Spring
If Water Temperature is below 50F, Treat 2 times per week for the first 2 weeks
When water temperature reaches 40F, Treat 2 times per week for the first 2 weeks
After initial treatment, use a maintenance dose of 1 pump per 100 gallons weekly, or until water begins to freeze After initial treatment, use a maintenance dose of 1 pump per 100 gallons weekly, until water temperature is 60F

Aquascape Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria

Item Size Treats (up to)
8 oz
5,000 gallons
16 oz
10,000 gallons-100 gallons per pump
32 oz.
20,000 gallons -100 gallons per pump
1 gallon
80,000 gallons
1 gallon
96,000 gallons -500 gallons per pump
Aqua Meds Pond Support

Keeps your pond clean and your fish healthy

Pond Support is a concentrate dry beneficial bacteria that removes bottom sludge and deadly hydrogen sulfide and its bad odor. Plus, Pond Support's unique slow release oxygen formula improves life supporting oxygen throughout your pond. Pond Support's natural flocculants will keep your pond clear and reduce phosphate levels and unwanted nutrients.

  • Removes toxins, promoting healthy and faster fish growth
  • Clears pond water nature's way
  • Dissolves organic sludge caused by bird droppings and fish waste
  • Stabilizes pH, adds life supporting carbonates
  • Stimulates the "beneficial bacteria" in your filter for peak performance
  • Reduces ammonia and nitrites
  • Reduces phosphate levels
  • Safe for pets, plants and wildlife
Application Rates
Initial DoseAdd 2 oz. per 1,000 gallons of pond water
MaintenanceAdd 1 oz. per 1,000 gallons of pond water every other week until the pond water temperature drops below 50F
Some ponds may need treatments once per week until desired results are achieved.
If applicable, turn off U.V. for the first 48 hours after application.
Mix Pond Support with 1-2 gallons of pond water, stir vigorously and scatter across the surface of the pond or pour into the waterfall or skimmer basket or near the outlet of the filter. You want the product to circulate through the pond water.

Aqua Meds Pond Support

Item Size Treats
2 lbs
32,000 gallons
5 lbs
80,000 gallons
Atlantic Water Gardens Biocuda Bio-Max+

All-Season Beneficial Bacteria

Bio-Max+ will remove ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and organic debris that cause water clarity problems in aquatic environments. Product may be used year-round, to keep pond crystal clear all year. Bio-Max+ is a concentrated bacteria and enzyme blend that can be used on any water feature no matter the size.

  • Keeps your water clear year round
  • Clears water naturally
  • Safe for all aquatic life
Atlantic Biocuda Bio-Max+ Application Rates
Pond Size (gallons) Dose
3,000 gallons 1 oz.
24,000 gallons 8 oz.
96,000 gallons 32 oz.
192,000 gallons 64 oz.
Apply Bio-Max+ once per week. For initial treatment of a new pond, double the application to seed pond quickly.
If a problem arises between routine applications, apply Bio-Max+ at the prescribed rate per gallon above up to every 3 days until pond becomes clear.
For best results apply Bio-Max+ directly into filter if possible or apply directly to the pond in an area of the greatest circulation.

Atlantic Water Gardens Biocuda Bio-Max+

Item Size Treats (up to)
16 oz
48,000 gallons
32 oz
96,000 gallons
64 oz
192,000 gallons
1 gallon
384,000 gallons
Biosafe GreenClean Xtreme Liquid Bacteria

GreenClean Liquid Bacteria contains several strains of beneficial bacteria ideal for breaking down and digesting waste commonly found in ponds. GreenClean Liquid Bacteria can be used to help establish new ponds, as well as to re-establish ponds after major overhauls, or spring time start-ups.

Apply at least once a month to help support pristine healthy pond water, for overstocked or heavy organic loads, use weekly. If algae is already present, use GreenClean Granular to kill the algae, wait 48 hours then apply GreenClean Liquid Bacteria to bring the pond back into balance.

Benefits Include:

  • Reduces Ammonia, Nitrates, Fish Waste, & Debris
  • Diminishes Nutrient Overload and Reduces Odors
  • Goes into Solution Immediately
  • Can Be Applied in Water Containing Live Fish & Plants
  • Treats Up to 320,000 Gallons
Biosafe GreenClean Liquid Bacteria Application Rates
Initial Start Up: Apply 1 oz. for every 1,000 gallons every day for two weeks
Maintenance Apply 1 oz. for every 1,000 gallons bi-weekly
Shock Treatment Apply 1 cup when water quality & clarity are poor. Begin maintenance treatment the following week.
Add GreenClean Liquid Bacteria to pond or biological filter area. If a shock treatment is needed, apply directly to pond.

Biosafe GreenClean Xtreme Liquid Bacteria

Item Size Treats (up to)
17 oz
1,700 gallons
32 oz
3,200 gallons
1 gallon
128,000 gallons
2.5 gallons
320,00 gallons
Kasco Macro-Zyme Beneficial Bacteria

Macro-Zyme is the perfect choice for the control and elimination of sludge and foul odor in tanks, ponds, and lakes. Once introduced, Macro-Zyme quickly releases billions of friendly and beneficial bacteria and enzymes that work around the clock to clear, neutralize, and purify water. Used by professionals since 1991, this concentrated professional grade formula was the first on the market to introduce a 1-step maintenance program that utilizes natural bacteria and enzymes to rapidly biodegrade top and bottom sludge while reducing components that contribute to sludge build up in ponds of all sizes. Macro-Zyme will also reduce nitrates and phosphates. These bacteria, as well as the bacteria in Macro-Zyme + will:

  • Reduce odors in 24 hours or less
  • Rapidly remove dead grass, leaves, paper, fish waste, and sludge
  • Clear water and help restore a healthy oxygen level
  • Reapply every 3 weeks
Macro-Zyme Beneficial Bacteria
Description Dosage
(6) 1 oz water soluble bags 1 oz treats up to 6000 gallons
8 oz water soluble bags 8 oz bag treats 1/2 acre ft.
25 Ib. bulk in bag in box, no water soluble bags 25 lb. bulk treats 25 acre ft.
50 Ib. bulk in bag in box, no water soluble bags 50 lb. bulk treats 50 acre ft.

Kasco Macro-Zyme Beneficial Bacteria

Item Size / Amount
(1) 8 oz Water Soluble Bag
(6) 6 Packs 1 oz Water Soluble Bags
(6) 1 oz Water Soluble Bags
40 Packs 8 oz Water Soluble Bags
25 lb. Bulk
50 lb. Bulk
Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria - Dry

Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria contains 8 pure strains of concentrated beneficial bacteria, including PSB bacteria and enzymes. This combination of natural cleaners helps to maintain a strong biological balance in your pond. Water gardens are enclosed ecosystems, which sometimes factors like fish load, uneaten fish food, organics such as leaves, sludge and unwanted debris may disrupt the balance. Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria maintains a strong biological balance; providing clean, clear and healthy water conditions. PSB (Photo Synthetic Bacteria) help quickly clear pond water by clumping fine debris and allowing it to settle.

Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria Dosage
Add to the area of the pond with the most circulation or directly into the skimmer opening. Water temperature must be at least 50F
One scoop treats up to 1,000 gallons of water.
Treat 2 times per week for the first 2 weeks
After tinitial treatment, use a maintenance dose of 1 scoop per 1,000 gallons weekly for the remainer of the season

Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria - Dry

Item Size Treats (up to)
4.4 oz
26,000 gallons
8.8 oz
52,000 gallons
1.1 lb
104,000 gallons
7 lbs
665,600 gallons
9 lbs
672,000 gallons
Aqua Meds Arctic Blend

Protect your fish from poor water quality throughout the winter season.

The Next Generation of Cold Water Microbes Arctic Blend prevents poor winter water conditions, losses and stresses that can cause spring pathogenic outbreaks.

  • Removes deadly Ionized Ammonia and toxic Un-Ionized Ammonia
  • Removes toxic nitrites and nitrates
  • Works in very cold water (35-50F)
  • Reduces and digest bottom sludge all winter
  • Helps maintain a healthy immune system
  • Arctic Blend will not deplete the oxygen level in your water
  • Reduces spring clean up
  • 100% natural, NO CHEMICALS, safe for pets and wildlife
  • Some of the microbes that make up 'Arctic Blend" are harvested from the frigid waters of the Antarctic and Arctic oceans. These unique microbes make their own natural anti-freeze and thus perform at their peak in water temperatures between 35F and 40F.

AquaMeds Arctic Blend Application Rates
Pond Size Dosage
500-5,000 gallons First Dose 4 oz. Every other week for two treatments
Maintenance 3 oz. Every other week
5,001-10,000 gallons First Dose 8 oz. Every other week for two treatments
Maintenance 6 oz. Every other week
10,001-20,000 gallons First Dose 16 oz. Every other week for two treatments
Maintenance 12 oz. Every other week

Aqua Meds Arctic Blend

Item Size Treats (up to)
32 oz
5,000 gallons for FIVE months
1 gallon Includes easy to dispense pump
20,000 gallons for FIVE months
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
AquaMeds Dual Blend

Gives you all the benefits of Arctic and Summer Blend, in one specially formulated dry concentrate.

  • Removes Ionized Ammonia & Toxic Un0ionized Ammonia
  • Removes toxic nitrites and nitrates
  • Works in very cold water (as low as 35 degrees F)
    • Dual Blend will improve the efficiency of your filter, regardless of its size, by adding in reducing the heavy Bio-load during the summer months. Plus, it will give your filter the extra boost it needs to keep your pond water non-toxic during those hot summer spikes of ammonia and nitrite, by removing excess ammonia and aiding in reducing fish waste.
  • Reduces bottom sludge build-up all year
  • Helps maintain a healthy immune system
  • Reduces spring clean-up
  • 100% Natural, No Chemicals, safe for pets & wildlife
Directions Start treating when water temperature drops to 55 degrees F
First Dosage 4 grams every 1000 Gal, every day for 4 days.
Maintenance 4 grams every 1000 Gal, every other week.

Two pounds treats 10,000 gallons for nine months PLUS.

Dilute the DB ina cup of pond water and add to pond. Cold winters make it difficult to mix the DB in pond water, chlorine free "tap water" can be used. For chlorine-treated tap water, use bottled water.

AquaMeds Dual Blend

Item Size Treats (up to)
2 lb
10,000 gallons
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