Soilandwater.com Bugs!® Muck Eater
|Bacterial count||4 billion CFU/gram (1.81 trillion per lb.)|
|Appearance||Free flowing, brown powder|
|Features and Benefits:|
|Your Soilandwater.com service professional will prescribe both the initial application and the weekly maintenance doses, taking into consideration such factors as the size of the particular water body, total weekly inflow and outflow, amount of shade vs. sun, fish and fowl loadings, and levels of pesticides or other contaminants. Be aware that a heavy rainfall may bring significant contamination with its runoff, and a one-time dosage equal to the initial application may be needed to restore control. Mechanical aeration may be needed where natural aeration is deficient.
For application between cycles, keep sludge at the pond bottom moist to at least 70% of saturation during treatment. For every hectare-meter of sludge (measure depth of sludge x area of pond), apply 1.0 kg (2.2 pounds) of treatment the first week, distributed evenly. Apply 0.5 kg (1.1 pounds) per week after that, for two more applications.
For standard application to bottom of filled water body, apply 18 grams the first week (approx. 0.4 pound), per 1000 gallon (3785 liters) water volume, then dose with 9 grams (0.02 pound) per week for three weeks, and then reduce to 4.5 grams (0.01 pound) per week for maintenance. Dosage may be increased to as much as 10 times recommended dose for very fast results, but monitor the water quality to assure that the dissolving sludge does not cause polluted water. If the test results in the water rise, stop treating the sludge and treat the water for 2 weeks with Bugs!® clear-up then resume treatment with Bugs!® Muck Eater , but dose at 5 grams (0.011 pound) each week per 1000 gallon volume.
For optimum bacterial performance, hydrate Bugs!® Muck Eater before application in the evening. Thoroughly mix each pound of dry product with two gallons of warm water (approx.70 deg. F or 21 deg. C) from the water body to be treated. Allow the mixture to hydrate for two hours, stirring vigorously every half hour. Immediately after stirring the mixture for the last time, pour into the pond in divided doses, to evenly distribute it around the pond. Avoid use of algaecides, herbicides, and antibiotics when using Soilandwater.com Bugs!® products. DOUBLE the recommended dosage when applied to water having a temperature below 46 F (8 C).
|Packaging And Handling:|
|Soilandwater.com packages Bugs!® Muck Eater in 1 and 5 pound containers. Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, or open wounds and wash hands with warm, soapy water after handling.|
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