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Barley straw is a natural, effective treatment to help clarify water, but many people dislike the look of bundles or bags of straw in their pond. Barley straw pellets from Microbe-Lift not only look better, they work faster, are easier to use, and leave less mess to clean up. These barley pellets are made from concentrated, organic barley straw enriched with peat and humate. In pellet form, the barley straw is easy to disperse into your pond and starts working quickly to provide a steady release of natural chemicals.
About 2 lbs. of barley straw pellets will treat 150 gallons for up to one year or 400 gallons for up to four months. For 150 gallons of clear water, apply 4 ounces of pellets every six weeks. For 150 gallons of turbid water, apply 9 ounces every six weeks. Each bag of barley pellets includes a graduated measuring cup, making it easy to apply the correct amount to your pond.
Note that fish will not eat the barley pellets, as they have no food value. As the pellets work, they will leave residual material on the bottom of your pond; this material can be digested by Microbe-Lift bacterial pond products, which are recommended for use with the barley pellets.
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