Every pond, regardless of size, is susceptible to a buildup
of sludge and muck. Unfortunately, this can spell disaster for a pond’s health;
decaying organic material, fish waste and leftover fish food can release toxins
into the water, destroying clarity and water quality.
What Are Sludge and
Sludge and muck reducers use chemical processes to destroy
the harmful compounds that are hurting your pond’s plant and fish life.
Typically, sludge and muck reducers contain beneficial
bacteria and helpful enzymes that help process waste. They’re often best-suited
to ponds and water gardens that feature uneven bottoms, where sludge and debris
are difficult to remove, including those with rock or stone bottoms.
Dosing for Sludge and
It’s always important to follow the dosing instructions
based on your pond’s size. While it’s nearly impossible to overdose a pond with
beneficial bacteria, you may inadvertently harm some plants or fish life by
using the wrong doses of sludge and muck reducers.