Aqua-T Pond Bacteria is a proprietary blend of naturally-occurring bacteria that digests organic waste and excess nutrients to clarify the water, reduce sludge, and eliminate pond odors. Easy-to-use water soluble bags make application simple.
Pond & Lake Management
Aqua-T™ Pond Bacteria
Pond & Lake Clarifier
A proprietary blend of naturally occurring digestive bacteria cultures on a bran powder carrier contained in cellulose packets.
Contains 3 x 106 cfu/gm or 1.4 trillion bacteria per pound.
- Eliminates excess nutrients
- Improves water clarity and quality
- Eliminates odors
- Reduces sludge build-up and organic sediment
- Increases dissolved oxygen
- Reduces biological oxygen demand (BOD), hydrogen sulfide, and ammonia
- Remediates effluent water
- Environmentally friendly
- No permits or license required
- Safe for irrigation and swim ponds
Labels & SDS
Sizes & Item Numbers
10 Pound Pail – # 080-57212
25 Pound Pail – # 080-57229
Aqua-T Pond Bacteria uses a revolutionary method of bioaugmentation to reduce sludge and foul odors that commonly plague lakes and ponds. A special blend of naturally occurring bacteria, Aqua-T is designed to clean ponds, lakes and other bodies of water.
Aqua-T works through the entire water column and sludge layer to digest organic waste from aquatic plant and animal life; organic loading from grass clippings and leaf debris; and contamination from runoff or effluent water. By digesting these excess nutrients, Aqua-T promotes cleaner, more attractive lakes, ponds and water features.
Aqua-T is not an algaecide and is therefore safe for use in recreational and irrigation ponds, in particular, those where water quality is an issue. This includes ponds receiving effluent water. Aqua-T also reduces the level of plant-harming contaminants such as ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and methane that may exist in irrigation pond water.
As a natural, environmentally friendly pond and lake treatment, Aqua-T does not require a permit or applicator’s license to apply. The program consists of simple regular treatments of Aqua-T Pond Bacteria, which is packaged in half-pound water soluble bags for ease of application.
- Increased organic load from grass clippings and tree leaves
- Ecologically out-of-balance ponds
- Turbidity caused by suspended organics
- Thick sludge layers
- Foul pond odors
Aqua-T is meant to be used as part of a regular pond and lake maintenance program. For optimal performance, applications should begin in the spring; however, the program may be started at any time of the year given the conditions below are met.
Apply 6 bags per acre foot of water when average day time water temperature reaches 50° F (10°C).
Apply 1 bag per acre foot of water every two weeks until average day time water temperature falls below 50° F (10°C). One acre foot of water is equal to approximately 326,000 gallons (1,254,000 liters, 1,254 cubic meters).
Condition Optimum Minimum Maximum pH 7.0 5.0 9.8 Dissolved O2 2.0+ ppm 1 ppm N/A C/N/P Ratio 100/10/1 10/5/1 10/20/1 Temp C/F 30/86 4/39 63/145 Toxic Metals 0 ppm 0 ppm 2 ppm
For Best Results:
Distribute Aqua-T around the edge of the pond. DO NOT use Aqua-T within 3 days of an algaecide treatment.