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Internet # 202017079

Model # 53929

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$15.98
  • Controls odors, reduces buildup, and improves filter efficiency
  • Best results when used in tandem with TotalPond Water Clarifier
  • A 16 oz. bottle treats up to 960 gallons of water
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About This Product

Reduce organic buildup in your pond! TotalPond Sludge Remover maintains a healthy eco-system, improves pump and filter efficiency, and reduces organic build up. It also reduces odors produced as a result of organic decay. It contains over 20 billion powerful, naturally occurring beneficial bacteria that rapidly consume carbohydrates, proteins, starches, fats and cellulose debris that build up in ponds. It's ideal for use before adding new fish to your pond, doing a water change, opening your pond in spring, and closing it in winter. For the best results, use 48 hours after TotalPond Water Clarifier. One 16 oz. bottle treats up to 960 gallons of water. Add one capful (5mL) for every 10 gallons of pond or fountain water. Dose every two weeks once water temperatures are above 50°F; discontinue use once water temperatures are below 50°F. If an ultraviolet (UV) clarifier is present, turn it off before each dose and leave off for 5 days after each dose. TotalPond Sludge Remover is an environmentally safe product. When used as directed, this product is safe for fish, plants, domestic and wildlife animals. For ornamental water feature use only.

Highlights

  • Reduce organic buildup in your pond! TotalPond Sludge Remover maintains a healthy eco-system, improves pump and filter efficiency, and reduces organic build up. It also reduces odors produced as a result of organic decay.
  • How it works: Eliminates debris accumulation in filters and at the bottom of the pond, making filters more efficient with less maintenance required and boosts the beneficial microbes already present in the pond.
  • When to use: Ideal for use before adding new fish to your pond, doing a water change, opening your pond in spring, and closing it in winter.
  • Dosage: One 16 oz. bottle treats up to 960 gallons of water. Add one capful (5mL) for every 10 gallons of pond or fountain water. Dose every two weeks once water temperatures are above 50°F; discontinue use once water temperatures are below 50°F.
  • For the best results: Use TotalPond Sludge Remover 48 hours after TotalPond Water Clarifier if the pond is stocked heavily with fish and plants or has not had water changes.
  • Environmentally safe: When used as directed, this product is safe for fish, plants, domestic and wildlife animals. For ornamental water feature use only.
  • Naturally occurring ingredients: Consists of deionized water and select heterotrophic bacterial strains. It contains over 20 billion powerful, naturally occurring beneficial bacteria that rapidly consume carbohydrates, proteins, starches, fats and cellulose debris that build up in ponds.
  • Aeration TIP: Especially in warm weather, before using water treatments make sure the pond has strong, constant aeration - ex. fountain, waterfall, or other aeration devices - to avoid low oxygen levels.
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Product Information

Internet # 202017079

Model # 53929

Store SKU # 374448

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 8.75 in, W 2.25 in, D 2.25 in

Dimensions

Container Size (oz.)

16.0

Product Depth (in.)

2.25 in

Product Height (in.)

8.75 in

Product Width (in.)

2.25 in

Details

Chemical Form

Liquid

Fish Safe

Yes

Returnable

90-Day

Treatment Capacity (gallons)

960.0

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

n/a

Questions & Answers

4Questions
caret
Q:What beneficial Bacterias does this contain? Does it have bacillus?
by|Mar 1, 2018
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A:  It doesn’t state what kind of bacteria strains it contains

by|May 5, 2023

    A:  Good Afternoon, Its beneficial strains of aerobic heterotrophic bacteria, bacillus is one of them.

    by|May 5, 2023
      caret
      Q:I have tropical fish is this good
      by|Mar 22, 2017
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      A:  It’s safe for fishes

      by|May 5, 2023

        A:  The product is rated for pond volumes, calculations, etc. It has not been tested for aquariums since most aquarium fishes required special needs. It's recommend to use aquarium water treatments that can be found at local pet/fish stores.

        by|May 4, 2023
          caret
          Q:is it safe for turtles
          by|May 30, 2012
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          A:  Not sure about Turtles but I have Frogs, and it didn't hurt them.

          by|Sep 24, 2019

            A:  This product is safe for fish, plants, domestic and wildlife as long as it is used directed.

            by|May 16, 2024
              1 found this answer helpful

              A:  It’s safe for turtles and fishes

              by|May 5, 2023
                caret
                Q:does it remove dead aglea from the bottom of the pond
                by|May 5, 2012
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                A:  This product introduces beneficial bacteria to the pond to help consume different types of debris in your pond. It may work for dead algae depening on how much you have. If this product does not clear up your dead algae alone I would recommend getting Water Clarifier to use with it.

                by|May 2, 2023

                  A:  yes

                  by|Nov 12, 2019
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                    Customer Reviews

                    3.9 out of 5

                    • 3.9 out of 76 reviews
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                    This is an essential product to help start your pond in spring or to help balance the load of wa...
                    This is an essential product to help start your pond in spring or to help balance the load of waste in the summer. Clears the pond and the good bacteria go to work on the waste. Please keep it in stock!
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                    Worked well dislodge the sludge inside the pond.
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                    Took a while to work.
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                    Didn't notice any difference.
                    I purchased the Water Clarifyer and Sludge Remover and see no difference. The sludge remover came out brown and didn't look right, not sure if that's how it should look.
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                    Response from TotalPond TeamApr 29, 2024
                    Hello, thank you for the review, all feedback is important to us. The Water Clarifier can be repeated if water does not start to clear up before using the sludge remover. We would also recommend getting your water tested as there might be an underlying issue. Please contact our Customer Care Team at 1-888-412-6001, Monday –Friday, between 8:30 AM to 5 PM ET if you would like to discuss this further. We hope this helps! Your TotalPond Water Gardening Specialist, Cindy total-pond
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                      We have three fountains and i used this product on them last year - worked like a charm. This year the liquid poured out brown and thick and did nothing! I was so disappointed. I will have to return the remaining two bottles.
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                      Response from TotalPond TeamAug 10, 2023
                      Hello Marg. Thank you for your review. We are terribly sorry to hear this happened. This product is designed to reduce organic buildup in your pond. It also reduces odors produced as a result of organic decay. Please contact our Customer Care Team at 1-888-412-6001, Monday – Friday, between 8:30 AM to 5 PM ET for water quality information. We hope you will give us the opportunity to help. Your TotalPond Water Gardening Specialist, Natalie. total-pond
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