Aquatic Barley Straw Applications
Combining Barley Straw Extract with Barley Straw Bales
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales & Aquatic Barley Straw Extract when used in conjunction, is the best way to tackle algae in ponds, koi ponds and dams. Aquatic Barley Straw Extract is an easy to apply liquid formula, that is fast to activate and results are seen relatively quickly. Aquatic Barley Straw Bales take longer to activate and decompose to then release plant extracts and eco-friendly bacteria that naturally inhibit algae from growing.
For best results of these algae eliminators, use after a clean and re-fill of your pond or dam and prior to algae first appearing. Aquatic Barley Straw Extract should be first applied to provide fast acting new algae growth suppression. At the same time Aquatic Barley Straw Bales can be easily placed in the water in the mesh bag provided.
As Aquatic Barley Straw Bales can take from 4 to 8 weeks to become active, Aquatic Barley Straw Extract should be applied weekly, at the correct application rate, (see below) for the first 8 weeks.
For stubborn problematic ponds or dams Aquatic Barley Straw Extract can be applied ongoing in conjunction with Aquatic Barley Straw Bales to prevent any algae from reappearing.
Our Aquatic Barley Straw is manufactured from 100% Australian grown organic barley. It is grown, harvested, processed and distributed by Australian owned and operated companies.
Aquatic Barley Straw Extract is best applied before algae appears. Determine the volume of water to be treated, shake container to mix (some sediment in the liquid is normal), measure the required amount of product and pour directly into the water body to be treated. The application should be repeated on a weekly basis until the Barley Straw Bail begins to take effect (ie: repeat weekly for 8 weeks.
The Barley Straw Bale should also be placed in the pond or dam (in conjunction with the Barley Straw Extract) to prevent algae growth. The effect of the Barley Straw Bale will begin, depending on water temperature, in around 4 to 8 weeks and should be replaced every 4 to 6 months.
Please use Aquatic Barley Straw Extract in conjunction with Aquatic Barley Straw Bales
Aquatic Barley Straw Extract
For small outdoor ponds, fountains or water feature, less than 2,000L:
Apply an initial dosage of 20mls of Aquatic Barley Straw Extract per 100L water or part thereof and apply weekly at a maintenance dosage of 15mls per 100L water or part thereof for 8 weeks.
For larger ponds and dams, greater than 2,000L but less than 10,000L:
Apply an initial dosage of 60mls of Aquatic Barley Straw Extract per 2,000L water or part thereof and apply weekly for 8 weeks. For water with high turbidity, or poor water clarity apply an additional 20% more product, until clarity improves.
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales
- 100g Aquatic Barley Straw Bale will treat a pond of 2 square metres in surface area, regardless of water depth.
- 1kg Aquatic Barley Straw Bale will treat a pond of 20 square metres in surface area, regardless of water depth.
- Submerge the Aquatic Barley Straw Bale complete with net bag and allow bag to float close to the waters surface.
- Place near well oxygenated areas of the pond (eg: close to waterfalls or pumps) or in the centre of the pond.
- Replace Aquatic Barley Straw Bales every 4 to 6 months.
To maintain effectiveness, begin additional treatments one month prior to removing the previous treatment.
Barley straw tends to become active in 2 weeks and effective in 4 to 6 weeks for water temperatures above 20 degrees. Water temperatures below 10 degrees activation times are around 6 to 8 weeks and become effective in 8 to 10 weeks.
If the bales begin to smell, then application rate is too high. Remove and replace with a lower rate. If net bag holes are restricted, clear by shaking or washing in pond water.
Aquatic Barley Straw Extract is available in various container sizes appropriate for your application.
- 500ml with an easy measuring and pour container for small ponds, fountains, water features and garden water tanks
- 1L container for medium size ponds
- 5L container for larger ponds and small dams
- 20L containers for lakes and dams
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales available sizes:
- 100g bale
- 1kg bale