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Where Does the Muck Go?

Muck accumulation in your pond can snowball into a variety of other pond problems. The beneficial bacteria does its job and over time and eventually your muck levels are significantly reduced and managed. When you use Muck Doctor or Natural Pond Cleaner to help with your muck maintenance, what happens to the muck?

Our Muck Doctor and Natural Pond Cleaner are comprised of bacillus bacteria. Bacillus bacteria can be naturally found in pond ecosystems, but not in concentrated amounts like in our products. Bacillus is able to take the organic waste, AKA muck, and transform it into ammonium and ammonia. These are able to be broken down and eventually turned into nitrogen, which is released from the pond into the atmosphere.

Bacillus bacteria also plays a roll in CO2 conversion, maintaining a healthy microbial environment, and aids in recycling nutrients back into the water column. Calling it beneficial bacteria seems fitting! It is amazing how something so small can make such a large impact on our pond's ecosystem.

Have questions about Muck Doctor or our Natural Pond Cleaner? Take a look at our other blog, or reach out to our office.

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