As ponds age, they accumulate years of organic material. This could include grass clippings, leaves, branches, dead and decaying aquatic weeds and algae, fertilizers, leaking septic waste, etc. As these materials begin to decay they utilize the oxygen available in the water. As the organic material builds, more oxygen is used. As a result of using more and more oxygen, the decay process may go anaerobic (decay without oxygen). Anaerobic decay is 30-40 times slower than aerobic (decay with oxygen) decay. The CLEAN-FLO inversion and oxygenation system will provide oxygen throughout the pond to maintain aerobic decay. Once oxygen is available, the following microorganisms and enzymes have proven to be very effective in reducing the build-up of muck that results from anaerobic decay in aging ponds.
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C-FLO is a special formulation of beneficial microorganisms that feed on phosphorous, nitrogen and organic sediment (pond muck) on the bottom of a water body. Insects feed on the micro-organisms and fish feed on the insects. Pond Muck disappears while fish thrive on natural food. This is a natural influence to improve water quality.
CLEAN & CLEAR CONCENTRATED ENZYMES is a special blend of non-toxic vegetable enzymes from nature that acts as a catalyst to biodegrade non-living organic matter (Pond Muck) and reduces available nutrients in the water, thus improving water quality. Use this to improve farm pond bottom structure.