Barley straw pellets are an environmentally responsible, cost-efficient pond conditioner that is a natural and organic way to a healthy pond environment! Barley straw and selected natural peats have been processed and packaged to make them easy and clean to apply. Manufactured using an exclusive proprietary process that eliminates the use of wheat, corn and other binders, the barley straw is harvested and stored under climatic conditions that assure the quality of these essential ingredients. Barley straw pellets work in much the same way as barley straw...only faster! Whereas barley straw works by releasing certain natural chemicals as it biodegrades, so do the barley straw pellets - only the breakdown compounds are released faster: dispersing equally throughout the water; reacting photochemically with sunlight; and activating humic acids to produce hydrogen peroxidean oxidizing agent that also helps to keep the water clearnaturally and at a low level of release. The humic acid will also chelate metals such as copper or arsenic. Barley straw pellets are rich in organic peat which softens pond water-reducing nitrate and phosphate concentrations in the water columnand provides a buffering agent and ion attenuation in lined ponds that additionally gives them some beneficial properties of earthen ponds!
Matures pond water chemistry
Disperses quickly by simple broadcast of pellets into the pond or packing in a porous fabric sock and suspending in pond or available chamber in skimmer or filter
Releases decomposition by-products immediately
Works year round
Recommended for use with all Microbe-Lift
bacterial and enzymatic pond products
Provides a slow steady release of beneficial ingredients through natural activity
Add 2 oz of pellets for every 100 gallons of pond water every six weeks. You may start the application at any time of the year, though they are most effective from Spring to Fall. One 4.4 lb bag will treat 500 gallons for up to 12 months or 800 gallons for up to 8 months. Measuring cup included.