- Actively Clears Water
- Continues Working Up To 6 Months
- All-Natural Pond Treatment
Microbe-Lift® Barley Straw Pellets has all the benefits of Barley Straw, but without the mess or the unsightly look of bales, pillows or pads. Designed to decompose quickly, Barley Straw Pellets produces humic acids which soften pond water and reduce the negative effects of phosphates. Microbe-Lift® Barley Straw Pellets may also buffer pH and control some alkalinity, depending on level and length of use.
From dosage rates to product labels, the USAGE tab contains all of the information you need to properly apply your pond care products.
|Pond Size||Treats 800 Gallon Pond Up To 8 Months||Treats 2,500 Gallon Pond Up To 6 Months|
Pond Size (In Gallons)
Clear Water Rate
Turbid Water Rate
|Up to 800 Gallons||24 oz||48 oz|
|Up to 1000 Gallons||30 oz||60 oz|
|Up to 1500 Gallons||45 oz||90 oz|
|Up to 2000 Gallons||60 oz||120 oz|
|Up to 2500 Gallons||70 oz||140 oz|
|Up to 4000 Gallons||95 oz||210 oz|
|Up to 500 Gallons||130 oz||280 oz|
Please note: A graduated, dry-measuring cup is included.
How To Use
Use 3 oz. per 100 gallons every 6 weeks. Application can start at any time throughout the year. When treating, apply in depths less than 3 feet or water and where the water is flowing. The water may become cloudy or "tea" colored immediately after treatment. This is normal and will clear shortly after.
Common Barley Questions
What does Barley Straw do? Many packages of barley straw have been sold in the past few years and there has been a tremendous amount of feedback from customers that told us that with proper use, barley straw can lead to much cleaner, clearer water in their ponds.
Is Barley Straw a form of algaecide? No, Barley Straw is not registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency as a pesticide, and therefore no claims are made regarding its use in preventing, removing, controlling or eliminating algae. This is an all-natural product, and does not contain any know pesticides, chemical additives, or even "ingredients"- it is just barley straw.
How does Barley Straw work? As the barley straw decays in the presence of oxygen (and possibly sunlight); natural chemicals are released or produced that help clear water.