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Simon van der Velde

Keeping it simple is what it's all about. The world of pond care resembled a jungle, full of different products - half with an "A," half with a "B," and then those special varieties for koi or swim ponds. Too complicated, I thought. That's why I am proud to introduce: BACTA CLEAR.

 

Why lose yourself in a maze of products when one hero can suffice? BACTA CLEAR is your all-in-one solution. It not only starts up your pond, but also cleans the bottom sludge, gives your plants exactly what they need and keeps both suspended and filamentous algae at bay. And that's not all. BACTA CLEAR goes further by efficiently breaking down excess fish food, feces, decaying leaves and dead algae, making your pond a model of biological balance.

 

Thanks to a carefully selected blend of multiple bacterial strains, BACTA CLEAR ensures crystal clear water and keeps algae growth firmly in check. It is completely eco-friendly and safe for humans, plants and animals. Simply put, with BACTA CLEAR you get peace back into your garden and into your life.

Simon van der VeldePond specialist and aquatic plant breeder



The best pond bacteria for the pond: BACTA CLEAR

In a pond, nitrifying bacteria are important. These bacteria help convert waste products into CO2. This is necessary for the growth of oxygen plants, which need CO2 to grow. BACTA CLEAR contains not 1 but 2 strain bacteria that both ensure clear water and prevent algae growth. In addition, BACTA CLEAR is 100% eco and not harmful to humans, plants and animals.

Benefits of bacteria in the pond

- 124 plants + bacteria
  • Ensure maintenance of clear water;
  • They help prevent algae growth;
  • Learn what steps must be met to successfully set up a pond
  • The bacteria combine excellently with pond substrate because they adhere to it;
  • They convert oxygen into carbon dioxide (CO2) so that oxygen plants grow better;
  • The microorganisms are environmentally friendly;
  • Pond bacteria contribute to improved water quality.

What are pond bacteria?

Pond bacteria are single-celled microorganisms that act as a natural filtration system in the water. They convert pollutants such as ammonium and nitrite into substances that are harmless to nature. If you add good quality pond bacteria, you also prevent algae growth in the water, and they reduce organic sludge on the pond floor. Sounds good, right?

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Pond bacteria against algae

To keep the pond clean and clear, it is best to use BACTA CLEAR, a mixture of bacteria and enzymes developed by Simon. The product helps break down the residue, known as sludge, that forms on the bottom of the pond from excess fish food, trash, rotting leaves and dead algae. The recommended dosage is 1 liter of BACTA CLEAR for every 1,000 to 20,000 liters of pond water, and it is safe for humans, animals and plants. It is important to note that using the right mixture of bacteria will also help remove all debris, keeping the water clean and clear.

- Safe for human

How often do you add pond bacteria?

It is recommended to add pond bacteria twice a year; once in the spring to start up the pond, or after pond construction and once in the fall to help the pond get through the winter. This helps the biological filter work properly and gives the oxygen plants an extra boost in the spring. It is recommended to add additional pond substrate at the same time in the spring, this will help pond plants grow better.

The usefulness of pond substrate in combination with pond bacteria

The combination of pond bacteria and substrate is an important part of maintaining a healthy pond. Bacteria break down waste products and convert them into useful substances for plants. The substrate acts as a growth and reproductive surface for the bacteria, increases efficiency in waste treatment and limits unwanted algae growth. The substrate also serves as a natural filter and can lead to richer biodiversity in the pond.

Frequently asked questions about pond bacteria

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In a pond, nitrifying bacteria are important. These bacteria help convert waste products into CO2. This is necessary for the growth of oxygen plants, which need CO2 to grow. Bacta Clear pond bacteria was specially developed by aquatic plant grower and pond specialist Simon and is the only liquid agent you need to keep a pond healthy if the pond is properly set up.

To maintain the natural habitat of a pond, it is recommended to add bacteria regularly. This is best done in spring, when the temperature rises above 12°C. After every pond maintenance, the right amount of microorganisms should be added to maintain the balance.

Up to under 20,000L you can put a whole bottle in the pond. The great thing is that you can not over dose with natural pond bacteria. 1 Bottle is sufficient to 20,000L. Do you have more than 20,000L to 40,000L are 2 bottles minimum.

Our pond bacteria are a tool to help balance your pond. The bacteria always need at least 10 days to settle in and do their job. Keep in mind that if your pond is not properly set up with sufficient substrate, marsh plants, oxygen plants and water lilies, algae can still occur. It is necessary to find a good balance of all these aspects so that they reinforce each other and provide the desired results.

If you also have a UV lamp in the pond, we recommend turning it off after you add pond bacteria. This will actually kill the bacteria. Sufficient oxygen plants can be a good alternative to a UV lamp.

When the temperature has been above 10 degrees for several days you can add pond bacteria to your pond. We recommend adding bacteria at least in the spring and in the fall. Should you suddenly get a lot of algae in the meantime, it is wise to add additional pond bacteria. 

Nitrifying bacteria are the same as pond bacteria. The organisms attach to pond substrate on the bottom of a pond and to the roots of aquatic plants. They convert pollutants (nitrite and nitrate, for example) into CO2, which is a nutrient for oxygen plants. Without CO2, your oxygen plants can suffocate in the pond. But thanks to the addition of nitrifying bacteria or pond bacteria and sufficient oxygen plants, they keep each other in balance and the water stays nice and clear.

If you circulate water by means of a pump you can put the pond bacteria in the pond like this. If the water is not pumped around it is best to put the bacteria in the plant filter since it can settle in the substrate here.

Pond bacteria buy from vdvelde.com, we offer our own unique formula pond bacteria, developed by pond specialist Simon with 35+ years of experience. Our formula bacteria is based on 100% natural ingredients so it is NOT harmful to humans, plants and animals. Our pond bacteria, if the pond is set up correctly, provide clear water naturally.

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Bacteria in a koi pond

Never mind those expensive water tests. The real powerhouses in your koi pond are the bacteria that break down waste products and keep everything nicely balanced. BACTA CLEAR gives this natural cleaning crew a big boost, keeping your pond clear and healthy. No more hassle, just top results. And forget all those chemicals; BACTA CLEAR ensures crisp clear water and happy fish, pure nature. Ideal for anyone who wants to keep it simple and effective.

Bacteria in a swimming pond

Your swimming pond deserves only the best, too. With BACTA CLEAR, you support the crucial bacteria that fight algae and pollution, keeping your water naturally clean and beautiful. So say goodbye to that chemical junk and hello to pure beauty. And with BACTA CLEAR, you can be sure you're safe; our product is completely free of harmful substances, perfect for humans, plants and animals. A carefree, healthy pond, we guarantee.

Apply BACTA CLEAR pond bacteria in the spring

Start the season strong with a dose of BACTA CLEAR. It gives your plants that extra something and keeps algae at bay, all without constantly testing your water values. Save yourself time and money and watch your pond flourish.

Apply BACTA CLEAR in the fall

Get your pond ready for winter with BACTA CLEAR in the fall. It strengthens your plants and helps clean up soil silt, so your pond stays healthy even when the mercury drops. Good preparation now means a worry-free start next spring. With BACTA CLEAR, you don't have to keep pulling out your wallet for expensive tests and chemicals. A treatment twice a year is all you need to keep your pond in the best condition all year round. It doesn't get any simpler or more efficient!

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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.