Getting Rid Of Organic Sediments - Sludge Removal Large build-ups of organic sediment, sludge, or muck are commonplace in many water bodies. This is the result of years of nutrients and organic matter entering the pond water through runoff containing fertilizers, grass clippings, animal waste, septic waste, etc. Also, leaves dropping or blowing into the pond. All of the above contributes the majority of this organic material, but aquatic weeds, algae, dust, pollen, fish and waterfowl droppings are also contributors. When oxygen is depleted in a water body, anaerobic bacteria partially break down the sediment. In the process, they expel...
Large build-ups of organic sediment, sludge, or muck are commonplace in many water bodies as a result of years of nutrients and organic matter entering the pond water. This buildup leads to a lack of oxygen and the release of hydrogen sulfide, the rotten egg smell present around many lakes or ponds. The presence of sludge or a rotten egg smell, are sure signs that the bottom is lacking in oxygen at times during the year. If oxygen is present throughout the water column at all times, beneficial aerobic microorganisms and insects feed on the organic sediment. You can speed up this process with the addition of Clarifier and Sludge Remover products, and Beneficial Bacteria.