Environmentally friendly pond management products including Vertex Pond Aerators, Barley Straw and Microbe-lift.
'Green help for your pond.
Treat your pond with Microbe-lift, Pond Aerators, and Barley Straw
Whether you have a tiny preformed pond, a backyard fish pond, water garden, or a 20 acre lake, you can keep your pond clean and clear without chemicals.
Is your pond?
Plagued by scummy green algae, string algae or hair algae, floating mats of pond moss or overall murky water?
Does it develop bad odors in the summer?
Are you tired of the endless summer cycle of buying and spraying pond chemicals over the surface, enjoying the instant clear up, only to have the algae reappear with a vengeance in 4 to 6 weeks?
Do your fish get sick frequently or grow slowly?
Have you had inexplicable fish kills either in the summer or winter?
Do you worry what the chemicals may be doing to the rest of the living things in your pond?
Have your fish disappeared in the murk? Do you only see fish lips when you feed?
There are better ways.
This site is dedicated to bringing these environmentally friendly ‘GREEN” lake and pond products and practices to you.
That green scummy, mossy, duck weed infested, smelly pond can be gone for good.
Just imagine a clean, clear, self sustaining pond. Imagine your very own beautiful water front, right in your own yard; yours to enjoy.
Imagine a safe healthy pond to fish, swim, boat, picnic, or just a quiet place to hide out from the rest of the world.
The secret to a naturally managed pond is bacteria! Yes, bacteria.
Not the bad kind that everyone is trying to kill: The good kind.
Colorless, odorless, non pathogenic beneficial bacteria.
Create conditions in your pond which favor the growth of massive populations of beneficial bacteria, and your pond's health and beauty will begin to improve, your fish will get healthier, and over time, your pond will clean up naturally, reducing management time and cost.
There are different strategies for different sized ponds
1. Small lined backyard sized ponds,
2. Small earthen ponds (small to medium sized up to ½ acre)
3. Large earthen ponds (larger than 1/2 acre)
1. Small lined backyard ponds
The small backyard sized ponds are typically gold fish or koi ponds and water gardens.
This type of pond typically has a bio-filter and or a waterfall, and thus, are well aerated. However these beloved ponds are frequently chocked full of cute greedy finned beggars that are amply fed by their adoring owners. If water is expensive, frequent water changes may not be feasible.
These ponds suffer from both an over abundance of nutrients as well as a build up of organic materials and minerals.
It is practical to both manage the pond water quality and add cultured bacteria to make your pond flourish.
Popular Microbe-lift Products for Small Lined Ponds
Barley Straw Products for Small Ponds
2. Small Earthen ponds (up to 1/2 acre)
In the small earthen, backyard and storm water management type ponds, the issues are typically excessive nutrients from storm water runoff. This source of water can be more contaminated than sewage.
These ponds typically do not have bio filters, waterfalls or aerators.
The combination of the high nutrient inflow and low oxygen, make these very challenging to manage.
Manage pH and Total Alkalinity
The best approach is to make sure the pH is above 7.5 and the total alkalinity above 100 mg/l to favor beneficial bacteria growth. Use Microbe-lift 5-in-1Test Strips to test and Limestone or Baking Soda to correct if needed.
Microbe-lift products for Earthen Ponds
Barley Straw for small earthen ponds
Vertex Aerators for small earthen ponds
Larger ponds near electrical connections one can consider a pond aerator.
3. Large Earthen Ponds:
In large earthen ponds, excessive nutrients enter not only from fish waste but also waterfowl, storm water runoff from livestock and crop fields, even rainwater.
These ponds are best managed by making them beneficial bacteria friendly and aerating if possible.
Manage pH and Total Alkalinity:
Adjust as needed with limestone or bulk baking soda.
A pH above 7.5 and Total Alkalinity above 100mg/l is a good goal.
Vertex Pond Aerators:
Well oxygenated ponds foster massive populations of healthy beneficial bacteria to keep them clean and clear without the use of chemicals.
Well oxygenated fish are happy, healthy, fast growing fish.
Pond aeration greatly reduces pond odors, algae growth, and fish kills.
Pond aerators greatly reduce or replace the costly and repetitive use of pond chemicals to control nuisance growths.
Vertex Pond Aerators:
Vertex is the only brand we carry because we believe they are the best value.
Vertex Pond Aerators are:
easy to install,
easy to maintain.
Don't suffer through another scummy pond season.
Unleash a Vertex Pond Aerator on your pond NOW for a clean, scum free pond by next summer.
There is a size to fit every pond and lake.
We offer complete pond aerator packages with free shipping and free pond aerator design services.
The Vertex Air 1 PLUS System Package: $1783, Top selling system for 1 -2 acre ponds
This State of the Art 'Green' water quality management system for Earthen Ponds is both efficient and affordable.
Vertex Air 1 Plus Package with 200' bottomline tubing and Free Shipping $1783.00
Contact Linda Fields for more information.