Pond & Lake Management

Aqua-T™ Pond Bacteria

Pond & Lake Clarifier

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.

  • Guaranteed Analysis

    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.

  • Benefits

    • 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

Where to use

  • icon Long Description

    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.

  • icon Problems Addressed

    • 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
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  • icon Application Instructions

    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. 

    Initial Application: 
    Apply 6 bags per acre foot of water when average day time water temperature reaches 50° F (10°C).

    Maintenance Application: 
    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.