• PondClear™ vs MuckAway™

    PondClear vs MuckAway

    In 1998, an American microbiologist worked out that the number of bacteria on Earth at that time was five million trillion trillion. This is the number 5 followed by thirty zeroes – an impossible number to comprehend. That's a lot of microorganisms. With all those different types of bacteria, it's safe to say that not all bacteria work the same way. PondClear ™ and MuckAway ™ , for example, both contain human- and animal-safe bacteria that will reduce nutrients and improve the overall health of your farm pond or lake, but they differ in the types of debris they... Read More »
  • What is Muck?

    What is Muck?

    We all know how muck feels in our toes and that it can be pretty stinky, but what exactly is muck? What is Muck? Muck is made up of plants and animal waste. It is caused from dying and decaying organics. If you feed your fish, any uneaten fish food will end up decaying at the bottom of the pond. Remember, feeding fish too much or using a low quality food will increase the amount of fish waste, adding to that muck layer. Other animals, such as ducks and geese, add their waste to the muck as well. Even without fish or other animals, dead algae and weeds, twigs, grass clippings, and... Read More »
  • How to Eliminate Muck

    How to Eliminate Muck

    There are few things nastier than stepping into a cool, refreshing lake on a hot summer day – only to feel that slimy goo squish between your toes. Muck is made up of fish waste, decaying plants and other organic materials that accumulate at the bottom of your pond. Over time, the sludge can build to be inches or more thick and become a great home for leeches. To find out more about how muck is formed, please click here for our article What is Muck . The good news is that muck accumulation is reversible. You can get rid of muck with a one-two punch of beneficial bacteria and... Read More »
  • What is the Airmax® Ecosystem™?

    What is the Airmax® Ecosystem?

    As more pond owners want to get a head start on their new ponds or rehab older ones they are turning to a proactive pond and lake management approach. Also known as the fountain of youth for ponds, the Airmax ® Ecosystem ™ works with Mother Nature to achieve a cost effective way to keep pond and lakes clean, clear and healthy. The system works in two stages: Reactive and Proactive Reactive Approach Weed and Algae growth generally become problematic for pond owners when the oxygen levels have decreased and nutrients levels of fertilizer, runoff or decaying matter... Read More »