Pond Sludge Control
Over time sludge is sure to build up in the bottom and sides of your pond and in your filter. Sludge is a combination of dirt, fish waste, leaves, and organic matter. It is ideal to keep this sludge to a minimum and remove it as soon as possible to avoid problems with water clarity and quality. Sludge can be removed with a net, pond vacuum, or by the use of an enzyme and bacteria product. These enzyme and bacteria products come in both a solid or liquid form and while they do not completely eliminate the issue on their own, they do aid in a more rapid breakdown of the sludge.