Friday, March 13, 2009
HB Blend Pond Muck Bacteria
HB Blend Pond Muck Bacteria is the very best and most cost-effective way to breathe new life back into your lake or pond. HB Blend naturally reduces layers of organic muck buildup consisting of decaying aquatic vegetation, fish and animal waste, tree leaves, grass clippings, and fertilizers. HB Blend not only eats up the organic waste on the bottom, but also will clear up muddy water caused by suspended organic sediment.
HB Blend Pond Bacteria is a premium blend of 8 different strains of naturally occuring bacteria specifically selected to quickly digest organic muck. HB Blend comes packaged in 1/2 ounce water soluble packets that contain more than 56 billion colony forming bacteria in each packet.
HB Blend Pond Bacteria is specifically designed to digest organic muck. It is not the same as most other Pond Bacteria products on the market today that are specifically geared for reducing algae by removing nitrates and phosphates. HB Blend will not efficiently reduce silt and muck caused by mud and soil runoff, the enzyme forming bacteria in HB Blend is only able to digest organic muck.
Just simply toss the 1/2 ounce water soluble packets of HB Blend Pond Bacteria about 10 feet from the edge of your lake or pond. Evenly space them around the pond, but focus on the shallow areas and coves. I don't recommend applying the first dose until the water is at least 65 degrees.
Another method of application that I use is to put a scoop of organic muck into a 5 gallon bucket half full of pond water. Then I put in one HB Blend packet and let the mixture sit. After 25 minutes the 56 billion bacteria colony will literally double its population size. Then I simply pour the bucket into a muck infested cove or along the shoreline.
Application rates vary greatly depending on the age of the pond and amount of organic waste that has accumulated. I typically recommend between 12-48 packets per acre for most lakes and ponds.
For new ponds I recommend using 12 packets per acre at the beginning of the summer when the water temps reach 65 degrees and 12 packets per acre towards the end of the summer. A brand new lake or pond would need a total of 24- 1/2 ounce packets per acre for the growing season. This is the most cost effective and absolute best life insurance policy you can buy to protect your pond.
Example applications for brand new ponds to prevent muck buildup and prolong the life of your pond or lake:
1 acre pond- apply 12 packets at the beginning of summer and 12 packets at the end of summer.
2 acre pond- apply 24 packets at the beginnning of summer and 24 packets at the end of summer.
3 acre pond- apply 36 packets at the beginning of summer and 36 packets at the end of summer.
10 acre lake- apply 120 packets at the beginning of summer and 120 packets at the end of summer.
For older nutrient loaded ponds with layers of organic muck build-up I recommend applying 24-48 packs per acre at the beginning of summer when the water reaches 65 degrees. Then I recommend applying another 24-48 packs per acre towards the end of summer as some of the aquatic vegetation starts to die and trees start to drop their leaves into the water. I sometimes add a third application in the middle of the summer on ponds that are in desperate need of muck removal. HB Blend Pond Bacteria is a very affordable alternative when compared to the costs of mechanical dredging and silt removal!
Example applications for older muck and nutrient loaded ponds to prevent more muck from building up and actually to start slowly eating away at the existing layers of muck:
1 acre pond- apply 36 packs at the beginning, apply 36 packs during the middle, and apply 36 packs towards the end of summer. Total of 108 packets per season.
2 acre pond- apply 72 packs at the beginning, apply 72 packs during the middle, and apply 72 packs towards the end of summer. Total of 216 packets per season.
10 acre lake- apply 360 packs at the beginning, apply 360 packs during the middle, and apply 360 packs towards the end of summer. Total of 1080 packets per season.
How much does HB Blend Pond Muck Bacteria cost?
12 packs- $51
36 packs- $135
108 packs- $351
216 packs- $648
360 packs- $990
I do not recommend purchasing more HB Blend Pond Bacteria than you will use within 3 months time. The bacteria is alive inside of the water soluble packets and starts dying after a couple of months inside the packet. After 6 months, instead of having 56 billion bacteria per packet, you will only have about 28 billion of bacteria still alive in the package. Using fresh bacteria is very important! The bacteria will live and colonize much longer and better in your pond as opposed to in a small packet.
Water Use Restrictions:
HB Blend Pond Muck Bacteria has absolutely no water use restrictions. It is completely safe for fishing, swimming, and irrigating. In fact, the beneficial bacteria in this blend help keep your pond or lake clean and healthy!
Where to Purchase:
HB Blend Pond Muck Bacteria can be purchased at Herman Brothers Pond Management in Peoria, IL or at any of the following online shopping sites: