Pond bacteria provide clear water
They are invisible to the naked eye, but very important for a healthy pond: pond bacteria. The tiny organisms play an important role in the biological balance of any pond. Minuscule pond bacteria ensure that your pond remains clean and clear throughout the year. What exactly these bacteria are, how often you should add them and tips for keeping your pond clean, we are happy to tell you. We also introduce you to the best pond bacteria: Bacta Clear.
What are pond bacteria?
OK, so bacteria are important for maintaining a clean pond. But what are they? Pond bacteria are single-celled microorganisms that act as a natural filtering system in the water. They convert pollutants, such as ammonium and nitrite, into substances that are harmless to nature. In addition, if you add a good quality of pond bacteria, you also prevent algae growth in the water and they reduce organic sludge on the pond floor. Sounds good, right?
What are nitrifying bacteria?
Nitrifying bacteria are the same as pond bacteria. The organisms attach to pond substrate on the bottom of a pond and to the roots of aquatic plants. They convert pollutants (nitrite and nitrate, for example) into CO2, which is a nutrient for oxygen plants. Without CO2, your oxygen plants can suffocate in the pond. But thanks to the addition of the nitrifying bacteria or pond bacteria and sufficient oxygen plants, they keep each other in balance and the water stays nice and clear.
Benefits of pond bacteria
- Pond bacteria help maintain clear water;
- They help prevent algae growth;
- Pond bacteria reduce soil sludge;
- The bacteria combine excellently with pond substrate because they adhere to it;
- They convert oxygen into carbon dioxide (CO2), so oxygen plants grow better;
- The microorganisms are environmentally friendly;
- Pond bacteria contribute to better water quality.
In our range you will find the best pond bacteria, namely Bacta Clear. A natural product, which was specially developed by us.
In one word great. Pond was very clean and clear very quickly.
Mandy van de Linde
The miracle cure for the pond....
Can recommend this to everyone :) Been using it for years now!
Nele de Sager
Really works super well! After 2 weeks you can see back to the bottom of our turtle pond. And this one looked really green! See pictures before and after.
Louise de Jong
Works perfectly! After a week a super clear pond! With a small pond you can use it twice and for such a low price!
What bacteria for the pond?
Excess fish food, feces, rotting leaves and dead algae cause a dirty layer of waste in the form of sludge and mud on the bottom of the pond. That's not what you're looking for. Add the right mix of bacteria, the organisms will clean up all this waste for you and the water will become beautifully clear again. Bacta Clear is a mix developed by Simon of the right bacteria and enzymes that eat the dirty bottom layer, as it were. Use 1 liter of Bacta Clear for 1000 to 20,000 liters of pond water. Moreover, these pond bacteria are not harmful to humans, animals and plants.
The best bacteria for the pond
In our range you will find - if we say so ourselves - the best pond bacteria: Bacta Clear. It is a natural product, specially developed by us. With Bacta Clear you get the best pond bacteria in the house that you can add to your pond. The tiny bacteria remove excess fish food, fish excrement, rotting leaves and sludge from dead algae. That this is an excellent product is not something we say lightly. Simon, thanks to his years of experience, was able to develop Bacta Clear, consisting of two different strains of bacteria. These secrete enzymes in the pond that filter organic particles in the water so that it remains clear.
How often to add bacteria to pond?
It is wise anyway to add a dose of pond bacteria when constructing your pond. This will give your pond a healthy start. Does your pond exist already longer? Then we recommend twice a year to add pond bacteria to the pond. This is best done in the spring and autumn. For both seasons applies: if necessary, first make the pond algae-free, for example with Pond Block. This block consists of a biological binder that gradually dissolves in water. Algae die through the released substance and sink to the bottom. Pond Block can be easily combined with Pond Clear-Zyme, small blocks which release bacteria that 'eat' excess organic material. You easily add them to smaller ponds. In summer and winter it is not necessary to add pond bacteria to the water.
In the spring, the warmer season starts, which warms up the water and will require more pond maintenance. An excellent time to add pond bacteria is March or April, so the pond's water quality will be at a good level and will remain balanced.
The pond bacteria added in the spring can use some help in the fall. The pond needs a boost of bacteria. Add the second dose of the year in August or September to maintain the natural balance in the pond.
Buy pond bacteria at van der Velde Waterplanten
Van der Velde Waterplanten has been a specialist in pond plants for over 35 years. With our self-developed Bacta Clear you can keep any type of pond clean and clear. Moreover, Bacta Clear is 100% biological, so it is perfect for bringing your pond into natural balance without chemicals. The micro-organisms are a good tool for any pond in the optimum balance. Want to know how to create a healthy pond? Simon explains it to you in his step-by-step plan.