Restoration of Washington State Pond

04 Mar

September 12, 2009

From: Ron Harrison

Washington State

Dear Brian,

I have never written to endorse a product EVER before. If it was just the product I probably wouldn’t take my time but your professionalism, honesty and knowledge level made the difference. I know because I have been trying to clean up my pond (2,000,000 gallons) ever since I allowed Canadian Honkers to live here (’92 to ’97). I laughed at my PPD factor or “Poops Per Day” as they were running 300 to 400! These birds poop 28 times per bird with an average of 5 pounds per day. This would not be so bad but 85% is nitrogen! (The U of W studied them.) I let them raise their young here until my trout tried to jump out of the pond because their skin was exploding. Unfortunately it is all hindsight.

I called a water quality specialist and found the level of nitrogen and feces were off the chart. Starting in 1998 I used a competitors “concentrated” bacteria. I mixed it in 5 gallons of water and poured it in. I held the faith adding every year for a few years to no avail. After I had put up with that for about 5 years I paid about six hundred dollars for an expert in 2002 and he used LLMO (Live Liquid Micro Organisms). THESE were poured on the bottom with a hose. I held the faith adding a few times a summer for a couple years, but the situation did not improve.

Starting in 2003 I used a competitors sludge busting microorganisms, bagged bacteria and compressed microorganism pellets. The bacteria was for the bottom, used by the square foot but sold by the cubic foot, I NEVER understood that. I spent and spent. Recommended was a pound per acre foot twice a month! If temperature of water was below 68 degrees, double that! The warmer water kills trout so it limited the time I had each year. It NEVER worked noticeably. I kept the faith for years, literally, hoping it would improve but the fish just kept dying, because I kept trying. The people I talked to claimed to be experts but just kept selling me anything they had really not concerned.

Finally when the service got too bad I got fed up and got on the net and found Clean-Flo. I liked the philosophy of different types of bacteria for the bottom by the square foot and water column and filament strains by the cubic foot, it made sense. You would not let me buy as much as I wanted. I had never heard such a thing before.

Then WOW! In the FIRST Spring and Summer I saw significant improvement. The milfoil I managed to hold down with expensive blue dye with a special yellow dye to stop photosynthesis has just disappeared, IN ONE SEASON!! C-flo ate the floating feces I had FOR YEARS!   C-flo, C-flo-6 and C-flo-6F are truly a wonder. This year with the C-flo .family I am in shock and awe at the results and the low price. Not only cheaper but actually worked. It is a pleasure to look at the water and see it sparkle! I have not seen the actual gravel bottom for years. WOW again.

I highly recommend you and your amazing products. If you couldn’t have helped you would have said so and that cannot be said enough, it is a rare quality. I wish I had found you sooner but I am just glad it didn’t take any longer.


Ron Harrison