Convenient Orb-3 Lake and Pond Dry Bacteria is a cost-effective supplement to your pond or water garden's beneficial bacteria population. Orb-3 Lake & Pond Dry Bacteria's blend of select strains of beneficial bacteria are formulated to reduce excess fish and plant material to keep your water fresh and your pond environment sparkling.
Orb-3 Lake & Pond Dry Bacteria accelerates the natural digestion of organic contaminate in both aerobic and facultative water bodies. It reduces excess nutrients, prevents cloudy water and muck buildup, and allows water to maintain clarity and beauty.
Easy to apply Orb-3 Lake & Pond Dry Bacteria leaves water fresh, clear, and sparkling.
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I'm using this in an approximately 1/10th-acre pond that has an average depth of only 3 feet. The pond is heavily sludged and I know I have a nutrient overload. I get a lot of runoff from a neighbor that loves to fertilize his lawn, so I have developed a pretty severe seasonal algae problem. I can kill the algae with herbicides but then it falls to the bottom and becomes food for a new algae bloom. This product is supposed to break the cycle by consuming excess nutrients, thereby "starving" the algae. I haven't used an algaecide this year, but started using this product at a heavy dosage and I am seeing some clearing in the shallows, where I concentrated my efforts in the name of experimentation. I know I am going to have to eventually drain and dredge again like I did in 1999 to get rid of the mud accumulation (this product only consumes organics) but maybe this will buy me some time. It's similar to other biological pond cleaners, I've used a few different brands and types (liquids, powder bags) and they all work to some extent. It takes a long time to get a big pond back in balance, believe me, it's an ongoing process. I think this product is better suited to the smaller water-garden type ponds, it's cost-prohibitive for large scale use to correct a "problem pond". But it works as intended. Do your research, and you may have to try different products to fix whatever issue you are having, but this product is worth a try. It appears to be working for me, for now. Note: This is a follow-up review, I used the Orb-3 Sludge Pellets last year. This product has a slightly different name, and I have yet to determine if the formulation is the same; the other product is not available at this time. I saw my water quality improve last year, and now that the water is warming up I've started dosing again and I believe my pond is starting to clear up just 2 weeks into treatment.
We are using this for out 5000 gallon pond. It seems to be a bit cheaper than using stinky red liquid bacteria.
Works well. Have used it for years.
Have given pond one treatment looking good. Fish seem to enjoy the treatment. Would definitely recommend
Awesome! My ponds are super clear. Goodby Microbelift, which I use to spend $250 on the bacteria. Now I spend $150 less, it's powder, which is easier to work with. And it does not stink like rotten eggs. Be a little patient, about two weeks. I want the sludge pellets next!!
This one works
I live in the high desert so my pond gets lots of sun, and therefore lots of algae. UV bulbs and an algaecide help keep it clean but lots of sludge plugs my filter system. Orb-3 really made a difference. My filter no longer plugs up every week.