Microbelift PL

KEEPS PONDS CLEAN & CLEAR! Bacteria are important to maintain clear water in your pond.

  • Seeds and maintains biological filters
  • Reduces ammonia nitrogen levels and dissolves away organic sludge
  • Breaks down dead algae
  • Improves dissolved oxygen levels
  • Effective over a wide range of pH conditions
  • Continued biological activity even in water temperatures under 55oF. (12oC.)
  • Available in quart/litre and 1 gallon size.


Differences Between PL & TAC

Since Ecological Laboratories is the producer of the most popular biological pond clarifier on the market, there will inevitably be questions about the differences between the two products and why one would be selected over the other. Here is a list of the basic differences with the features and benefits of those notable differences:

1. MICROBE-LIFT/TAC does not have photosynthetic bacteria, which is one of the keys to the performance of MICROBE-LIFT/PL and what sets it above all other biological products for ponds. Unfortunately, no one has been successful to this point at preserving photosynthetic cultures in dry form. These photosynthetic bacteria are a valuable source of ML/PL's ability to clarify water and are capable of tapping into a potent source of energy to do this-the sun. Many of these photosynthetic bacteria are also potent detoxifiers of water.

2. The organisms in ML/TAC are not grown together in the same container, as the ML/PL is.
As a result, you don't get the same "ecosystem in a bottle" that you get with the ML/PL,
and as a result, not quite the same ability to ecologically balance your pond.

3. The ML/TAC has powdered activated carbon which is well known for its abilities to
clarify water by providing a point surface for bacteria to grow on. It then acts as a weighting agent to help these bacteria settle to the bottom, thus removing turbidity associated with dispersed bacteria. The carbon also acts as a detoxifier by adsorbing micro amounts of toxic materials; i.e. pesticides that can make their way into a pond.

4. ML/TAC also has sodium bicarbonate-a buffer that can help stabilize the pH.

5. ML/TAC has sea salt that helps to induce a protective slime layer on fish.

6. ML/TAC dry formulation has no odor.