Sure Start/Filter Start – For Pond Filters
Sure Start/Filter Start is used for new and old filters to get the natural bacterial base started. Use with a new filter, at the start of the growing season, or when changes occur to your filter during the year.
Only 2 oz for each 3 gallons per minute biofilter is recommended.
UltraClear Filter Start is a super-concentrated mixture of natural garden bacteria that work together to consume all typical pond wastes. The main bacteria groups contained in this product and their functions are as follows:
• Nitrifying bacteria oxidize toxic ammonia and nitrite to relatively non-toxic nitrate.
• Denitrifying bacteria convert nitrate to completely harmless nitrogen gas.
• Sludge digesting bacteria consume fecal matter, dead algae, leaves, clippings and other solids which otherwise tend to build up in your pond.
Once the product is dosed, it becomes part of the biofilter. The bacteria grow in the biofilter, and consume waste as pond water passes through. The best feature of this product is that the biofilter begins to work at peak efficiency within just a few days of product application, rather than the weeks it often takes without product use.