Microbe Lift is a bio augmentation based product that is designed to help nature keep up with the manmade compounds and pollutants whose levels are much higher than what is normally found in the environment. Below is an overview of how it works, and why every koi breeder should own it.
How Does Microbe Lift Function?
Microbe Lift is comprised of a specialized formula of good bacteria which when applied to an area that is polluted will rapidly reproduce and eradicate the compounds in the soil and water which create pollution and the bad odor that is associated with it.
Serious pond owners use it because they know it can quickly clean up pollutants in a manner that is all natural. Many of the competing products on the market today are synthetic and use harsh, manmade chemicals which when applied will often cause just as much damage as the pollutants over the long term. When pollutants are dissolved naturally, they will return to their fundamental components before being returned to the local biosphere.
What Are The Advantages Of Using Microbe Lift?
Aside from the fact that it can naturally clean up pollutants, it is also non-toxic and biodegradable, which means it will break down naturally. It is safe to use around pets, humans and other animals, and those who have tested it have said that it is one of the safest cleaning products they’ve ever seen.
Ecological Laboratories, the company that makes the product, uses external testing labs to gain independent analysis. Each batch is thoroughly reviewed and monitored during the quality control phase, and this combined with the company’s philosophy means that Microbe Lift is produced in a sustainable way.
Live Bacteria versus Powered Bacteria
The big difference between live (liquid) bacteria and powered bacteria (spore) is that live bacteria will begin colonization immediately, while the powered bacteria takes longer. Plus, the live bacteria contain photosynthetic characteristics which simply aren’t available in powered variants. However, it should be noted that the powered bacteria does have healthy additives that might not be present in liquid form, such as sea salt, activated carbon and sodium bicarbonate. Dry products are also free of odor.
How To Apply
There are a number of things you should bear in mind before using Microbe Lift. First, it should never be applied within seventy two hours of using algaecides or pesticides. It is also important to deactivate ultra violet lights twenty four hours after the product has been applied as it helps the bacteria establish themselves. Generally speaking, microbes function best in environments which have a pH from 6.5 to 8.6, so this is also something to keep in mind.
Finally, Microbe Lift can play a role in ensuring that your fish remain healthy, and benefit those that might be sick. The reason for this is because this product was designed to minimize stress in fish and some koi owners even use it specifically for this purpose.