Microbe-Lift® Sludge Away

  • Promote A Healthy Ecosystem
  • Deep Clean Hard To Reach Crevices
  • Improve Water Clarity

Don't let accumulated debris hang around long enough to release fish toxic gas! Microbe-Lift® Sludge Away easily dissolves pond bottom muck and debris. Sludge Away works effectively in ponds with rock and gravel bottoms where the muck can accumulate in hard to reach spaces. This sludge remover can operate in places where it is impractical for pond vacuums to reach.

Tech Specs

Usage Information

Microbe-Lift(r) Sludge Away 32 Ounce
32 Ounce
Microbe-Lift(r) PL Sludge Away 1 Gallon
1 Gallon
Application Liquid Liquid
Active Temp Above 50°F Above 50°F
Months of Treatment For 1,000 Gallons (Maintenance) 3 Months 12 Months
Shelf Life 2 Years 2 Years

Dosage Rates

Basic application rate = 1 oz. per 100 gallons for pond water.

Pond Size (In Gallons)
First Dose (1x - Week 1)
Elimination Dose (1x - Weeks 2 Thru 5)
Maintenance Dose (Monthly or as Needed)
Up To 100 2 oz 1 oz 1 oz
Up To 500 10 oz 5 oz 5 oz
Up To 1,000 20 oz 10 oz 10 oz
Up To 2,000 40 oz 20 oz 20 oz

How To Apply

Shake Microbe-Lift® Sludge Away well. Measure out the amount of product for your pond size. It can be applied in one spot or spread around the edge of the pond. Be sure to have vigorous aeration when using Sludge Away. The acceleration and rapid breakdown of pond muck and sludge will increase the demand for oxygen.

When To Apply

For best results, apply when water temperatures are above 50°F. First Application Dose: Use 2 ounces per 100 gallons of pond water. Basic Application Dose Use 1 ounce per 100 gallons of pond water for the next four weeks. Maintenance Dose: Use 1 ounce per 100 gallons of pond water monthly or as necessary thereafter.


Replacement Parts

Here are the replacement parts for Microbe-Lift® Sludge Away.

Weeds Treated

The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. Microbe-Lift® Sludge Away is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.