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Aquaculture Products

BFL Pond Clean II

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Applications: Pond / Lakes

The problem of excessive algal growth and sludge accumulation causes major difficulties in the aquatic ecosystem. In ponds and lakes the problems include:

  • Poor water quality
  • Reduction in dissolved oxygen
  • Elimination of aquatic life
  • Smells from decaying algae
  • Unsightly algae on the surface
  • Increased turbidity
  • Stagnation

    In general the cause of the problem is the influx of organic material and soluble nutrients - principally phosphorus - from human activities. This material accumulates at the bottom of the lake or pond and slowly degrades to release further nutrients into the water. As this sludge builds up it becomes anaerobic and gives rise to the production of sulphides that remove any dissolved oxygen in the water. Therefore it is very important to address this problem in addition to dealing with the water column otherwise the quality of the water column will deteriorate again.

    BioFuture harnesses the power of environmental biotechnology to solve the problem by degrading organic material and utilising nutrients in a highly efficient way. BFL Pond Clean II uses only harmless, natural micro-organisms to deal with the problem by degrading organic matter to CO2 and H2O and removing inorganic nutrients especially ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and phosphate in a highly effective and environmentally acceptable way.

    What is BFL Pond Clean II?

    BFL Pond Clean II contains a carefully selected blend of natural micro-organisms that have the ability to efficiently degrade organic matter and consume excess nutrients that give rise to algal blooms. The micro-organisms can outcompete the algae for the available nutrients. The coarse natural support material in the formulation helps to deliver the micro-organisms to the sludge at the bottom of the pond or lake so that it can be efficiently degraded. This method of biological control helps to re-establish a natural ecological balance in the system and allow plants and aquatic animals to re-colonise the ecosystem. Some of the strains in the product are facultative so that they can function under conditions where oxygen is limiting. BFL Pond Clean II is primarily used to treat the sludge at the bottom of the lake or pond.

    Directions for use

    The rate of product addition is determined by many factors including temperature, depth, degree of stagnation, presence of organic matter, heavy silting and level of inorganic nutrients. It is therefore very difficult to provide general guidelines for dosing. Since each application is different and has different characteristics it is important to assess the site before deciding on a dosing programme. The BioFuture Technical Department provides assistance in assessing the site and devising a treatment programme.

    The Pond Clean dosing programme will also include the use of the BioFuture product BFL Pond Clean I. For further information on Pond Clean I and the dosing programme please consult the technical data sheet or contact the BioFuture Technical Department.,/p> Product safety

    The micro-organisms in BFL Pond Clean II have all been isolated from natural environments. They have not been genetically modified in any way. These microbial strains have been classified as being harmless to humans, animals and plants. The product is subjected to independent testing to ensure that it is free of Salmonella and other contaminants.

    For further information on dosing programmes and product application please contact:

    Technical Department, BioFuture Ltd., 62C Heather Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Foxrock, Dublin 18, Ireland. Phone: +353-1-2149749 Fax: +353-1-2149767 E-mail: info@biofuture.ie