UltraClear Sludge Digester contains a variety of bacteria that digest sludge. It includes a class of bacteria that is facultative that works in an aerobic or anaerobic zone. First, it must be emphasized that Sludge Digester (or any biological product) is capable of digesting organic sludge, but not inorganic material such as sand, silt, or clay. Organic sludge refers to sludge of biological origin, such as leaves, grass, animal droppings, and dead algae.
Some natural bacteria have the ability to vigorously attack the basic building blocks of organic sludge, such as proteins, starches, fats, and cellulose. In fact, UltraClear Sludge Digester is super-enriched with these types of bacteria.
Sludge Digester is used in two main ways.
1. Season-long application designed to prevent excess sludge build-up.
2. Fall Clean-Up to thoroughly clean the pond and provide a fresh start for the next pond season.
Preventing muck build-up year round helps keep a healthier pond. UltraClear Sludge Digester is effective in cold water down to 40 degrees F.
It is very important to understand the difference between each application type, and to use the product as directed.