- 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.
||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
|Up to 1000 Gallons
|Up to 1500 Gallons
|Up to 2000 Gallons
|Up to 2500 Gallons
|Up to 4000 Gallons
|Up to 5000 Gallons
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
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 clean and clear water. With Barley Extract, there is no waiting for the barley bale to decompose. With treating your pond according to label instructions, Barley Extract can lead to much cleaner and clearer pond water.
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 known pesticides, chemical additives, or even "ingredients"- it is just barley straw.
Here are the replacement parts for Microbe-Lift ® Barley Straw Pellets.
The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. Microbe-Lift® Barley Straw Pellets is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.