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Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets PLUS (10.5 lbs.)

Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets PLUS (10.5 lbs.)

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EL20027

Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets PLUS (10.5 lbs.) Information




Do you think that your pond water is getting dirty? Looking at ornamental fish gracefully swimming in you own pond can be really soothing especially after a stressful day at work, right? Looking at a pond with cloudy water, however, is not soothing at all. The murky green water would probably your view from seeing the fish, not to mention the shortage in oxygen supply that will be bad news to the fish.

Online retailers which specialize in supplies for aquariums and ponds may recommend products that may help you clean out the water in your pond, but check out this brand first. Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets Plus Pet Store. It is formulated to balance the chemistry of your pond water and improve its overall clarity. It is also made with natural ingredients such as humic acid and peat.

It is manufactured by Ecological Laboratories, a trusted name in coming up with formulations to help owners take care of the ornamental fish in their aquarium and pond. If you are looking for the right product to help you keep your pond water clear and free from impurities both for the fish’s sake and yours, look for Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets Plus.

Product Highlight(s):
  • 100% natural and organic ingredients
  • Enriched with peat and humic acid
  • Matures pond water chemistry
  • Buffers pH
  • Releases decomposition by-products immediately
A major scientific breakthrough.

100% natural and organic ingredients specially formulated to naturally balance pond water & improve water clarity.

Enriched with peat and humic acid, this revolutionary formula works faster and better with less mess and cost and is easier to apply than bales, pillows and pads!
  • Matures pond water chemistry
  • Disperses quickly by simple broadcast of pellets into the pond or packing in a porous fabric sock and suspending in pon or available chamber in skimmer or filter
  • Buffers pH
  • Releases decomposition by-products immediately
  • Works year round
  • Recommended for use with all Microbe-Lift bacterial and enzymatic pond products
  • Provides a slow steady release of benificial ingredients through natural activity
Microbe-Lift/Barley Straw Pellets+ is an environmentally responsible, cost-efficient pond conditioner that is a natural and organic way to a healthy pond environment! Barley straw and selected natural peats have been processed and packaged to make them easy and clean to apply. manufactured using an exclusive proprietary pelleting process that eliminates the use of wheat, corn and other binders, the barley straw is harvested and stored under climatic conditions that assure the quality of these essential ingredients.

Microbe-Lift/Barley Straw Pellets+ works in much the same way as barley straw... only faster! Whereas barley straw works by releasing certain natural chemicals as it biodegrades, so do the pellets in ML/Barley Straw Pellets+, only the breakdown compounds are released faster: dispersing equally throughout the water; reacting photochemically with sunlight; and activating humic acids to produce hydrogen peroxide—an oxidizing agent that also helps to keep the water clear—naturally and at a low level of release. The humic acid will also chelate metals such as copper or arsenic. Microbe-Lift/Barley Straw Pellets+ are rich in organic peat which softens pond water—reducing nitrate and phosphate concentrations in the water column—and provides a buffering agent and ion attenuation in lined ponds that additionally gives them some beneficial properties of earthern ponds!

Please note: Microbe-Lift/Barley Straw Pellets+ will leave a residual on the bottom of the pond. The bacteria in the Microbe-Lift products as well as Microbe-Lift/Sludge Away will digest this organic residual. Fish will not eat the barley pellets as they contain no food value.

Application Rates:
Size of Pond (surface area) Clear Water Turbid Water
oz mL oz mL
80 2 70 4 140
100 3 90 6 180
150 4 130 8 260
200 6 175 12 350
300 9 260 18 520
400 12 350 24 700
500 15 425 30 850
600 18 525 36 1000
700 21 600 42 1200
800 24 700 48 1400
1000 30 870 60 1750
Continued Maintenance: Apply every six weeks. You may start your application any time of year. A graduated, dry-measure c



Manufacturer Info

Ecological Laboratories Aquarium Supplies
Ecological Laboratories is an international biotechnology company specializing in the development and production of microbial products for the natural treatment of environmental issues associated with the various uses of water and recycling of organic matter. In 1976, Ecological Laboratories began producing Microbe-Lift, a one-of-a kind formula for use in a broad spectrum of applications in the agricultural, industrial and wastewater treatment fields. It became clear that with a little tweaking, what these bacterial formulations do on a large scale for commercial use can also be valuable on smaller scale applications such as ornamental ponds, aquariums and water gardens. In 1998, Ecological Laboratories began packaging Microbe-Lift for end-users. Ecological Laboratories uses outside testing labs for independent analysis of their products. Product testing and monitoring is done regularly as an important part of their quality control process.
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