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Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets

Manufacturer: Microbe-Lift
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Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets - 25 lbs
SKU: BPPX25
$63.96
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Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets - 40 lbs
SKU: BPPX40
$75.96

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets are enriched with Peat and Humic Acid to work better and faster with less mess and cost and are easier to apply than bales, pillows and pads.

  • Matures pond water chemistry
  • Disperses quickly by simple broadcast of barley pellets into the pond
  • Buffers pH
  • Releases decomposition by-products immediately
  • Works year-round
  • Recommended for use with all Microbe-Lift bacterial & enzymatic pond products
  • Provides a slow steady release of beneficial ingredients through natural activity

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets + is an environmentally responsible & cost-effective pond conditioner. It is an natural & organic way to a healthy pond environment. Barley straw & selected natural peats have been processed & packaged to make them easy to apply with no mess. Barley Straw Pellets + are manufactured using an exclusive proprietary process that eliminates the use of wheat, corn or other binders. The barley straw is harvested & stored under climatic conditions that assure quality of essential ingredients. The process also makes these barley pellets weed-free.

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets + are rich in humic acids which are very beneficial to the aquatic environment. Humic acid softens pond water, reduces the negative effect of phosphate & generally improves the environment for your pond fish. The humic acid will also chelate other metals, such as mercury or arsenic. In addition, oxygen & sunlight activate humic acids to produce hydrogen peroxide naturally & at a low level of release.

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets + are completely harmless to fish & higher pond plants. The natural, biological activity of fungus and bacteria break down barley straw to produce humic acids so barley straw can be used over a long period of time. The peat has already been broken down in ponds thousands of years ago and becomes part of the substate of your pond. Depending on level & length of use, the peat will buffer the pond's pH & control some alkalinity. Some of the clearest pond waters stand over peat bottoms. 

Active Ingredients:  Ground Barley Straw
15 Ounces Treats:  500 Gallons per 6 Weeks
30 Ounces Treats:  1,000 Gallons per 6 Weeks
Controls:  Algae

APPLICATION RATES

 Apply every six weeks. You may start your applications any time of the year.
 Pond Size (in Gallons)  Clear Water  Turbid Water
 80  2 Ounces  5 Ounces
 100  3 Ounces  6 Ounces
 150  4 Ounces  9 Ounces
 200  6 Ounces  12 Ounces
 300  9 Ounces  18 Ounces
 400  12 Ounces  24 Ounces
 800  24 Ounces  48 Ounces
 1000  30 Ounces  60 Ounces
 1500  45 Ounces  90 Ounces
 2000  60 Ounces  120 Ounces
 2500  70 Ounces  140 Ounces
 4000  95 Ounces  210 Ounces
 5000  130 Ounces  280 Ounces

* As the first application biodegrades & releases the active humic acids, the second application becomes ready to treat the pond & keep the natural biological cycle functional. A Fall treatment will save you problems in the spring.

* Be patient- natural processes take time. Initially the water may become cloudy or "tea colored" but will clear shortly.

* Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets + is the most convenient form of barley available today. The barley pellets should be introduced where water is flowing & the depth is less than three feet. You may also place some barley pellets in your filter media box.