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Orb-3 Lake & Pond Dry Bacteria

SKU: U126-000-1LB

Brand: Orb-3

Type: Orb-3 Lake & Pond

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Beneficial bacteria consume nutrients in the pond, improving water clarity. Orb-3 Dry Bacteria contains the highest quality strains selected for efficacy in lakes & ponds.
Use for:
  • Microbial / Biological Activity
  • Water Clarity
  • Algae / Excess Nutrients

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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.

1-Pound Canister

  • Ship Weight: 1.2 lb
  • Treats: 16,000 gallons of pond water

10-Pound Pail

  • Ship Weight: 12.5 lb
  • Treats: 20-acre feet of pond water

25-Pound Pail

  • Ship Weight: 29 lb
  • Treats: 50 acre-feet of pond water

50-Pound Bag

  • Ship Weight: 55 lb
  • Treats: 100 acre-feet of pond water
Usage Rate
  • Initial: 2 tbsp per 500 gal or 3 lb per acre-foot
  • Weekly: 1 tbsp per 500 gal or 1/2 lb per acre-foot
Directions

Dilute each dose with a minimum of 1 gallon of pond water to make a slurry. Keep agitated while dispersing product evenly over pond surface using a manual sprayer or trash / diaphram pump.

For Best Results
  • Apply when ambient temperature is 50°–90° F; dissolved oxygen level is over 1.0ppm; pH is 6 – 8; alkalinity is less than 100ppm
  • Proper aeration and more dilution upon application will enhance product performance
  • Never commingle with bactericides or quaternary disinfectants as they will degrade / inactivate bacteria.
Appearance

Light brown granules

Active Ingredients

Orb-3® Lake & Pond Dry Bacteria is a proprietary composition “not considered hazardous” under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard CFR Title 29 1910.1200

Shelf Life

Store this product out of direct sunlight in a cool dry area. For best results, use within 12 months. Never commingle with bactericides or quaternary disinfectants, as they will degrade / inactivate bacteria.

HMIS Hazard Rating

1-0-0

Regulatory
  • TSCA Inventory Status: This product and/or all of its components are either included on or exempt from the TSCA Inventory of Chemical Substances.
  • DSL (Canada): The Canadian formulation and/or all of its components are either included on or exempt from the Domestic Substances List.
  • Ideal for both ponds and water gardens
  • Fortified grain carrier gives these granular microbes a boost
  • Naturally cleans water to enhance clarity
  • Minimizes sludge accumulation
  • Combination of fast growing, hearty bacteria strains
  • All-natural; pathogen free bacteria
  • Safe for fish, aquatic plants and humans
  • Enhances any aquatic environment
Orb-3 Dry Bacteria U126

Why are trace minerals important to my lake or pond?
They improve the overall health & vitality of the beneficial bacteria that consume excess nutrients and clean the pond water. Read more in our blog: Why are trace minerals important to my lake or pond?

Where can I learn more about good pond management practices?
We recommend "The Efficient Pond Management Handbook" by Ryan McCaw.

This handbook is designed to give the average pond owner the knowledge and skills needed to manage the pond.

We like this book because it stresses a natural approach to pond management and a philosophy of solving the underlying problem rather than chasing symptoms.

Check with your local book seller or visit Amazon.com (http://amzn.com/148417691X).

How important is air/aeration/oxygen to maintaining a healthy, natural pond?
Good aeration is probably the single most important factor in water quality and the overall health of your pond. Read more in our blog: How important is aeration to maintaining a healthy, natural pond?

How do I figure out how many gallons of water my pond holds?
See our blog post: How do I figure out how much water is in my pool or pond?

How do I convert between gallons and acre-feet? What is an acre-foot?
See our blog post: How do I figure out how much water is in my pool or pond?