Biostim Pellets sink down into sludge slowly releasing essential bio-stimulants and beneficial bacteria. They penetrate and degrade sludge by stimulating naturally occurring bacteria and adding sludge-eating microbes that digest bird waste and organic sludge, reducing the need for expensive dredging.
Ideal for dams with a lot of sludge and dams with water moving through them (e.g. irrigation).
What is Biostim
Biostim is a 100% natural biological stimulant made of bacterial cultures, enzymes and nutrients. You can think of it as a probiotic that feeds the “good” microbes (aerobic bacteria) in your dam, much the same way you might eat Greek yoghurt or drink Kombucha to feed the “good” microbes in your gut. These “good” (aerobic/oxygen-loving) bacteria actively produce enzymes, speeding up the breakdown of organic waste and degrading sludge. This reduces the amount of food available for the things you don’t want to grow.
How Biostim Water Treatment Pellets Clear Sludge from Water
These “good” microbes, provided by Biostim Pellets, feed on organic material (aka the food source of algae and weeds) and draw nutrients directly from your water. Reducing the overall nutrient levels in your dam, the bacteria eventually starve out pests like algae and weeds.
Biostim Pellets can also clear water of organic material, i.e. the cloudiness in water from microorganisms and decaying organic material. This is not to be confused with muddiness from inorganic material; Biostim Pellets do not clear muddy water.
Key benefits of Biostim Water Treatment Pellets
- Target specific areas: You can use Biostim Pellets to control sludge in the entire water body, or in specific area, such as around irrigation suction pipes, under aquaculture cages, or in swimming areas.
- Reduce odour: Biostim Pellets also helps reduce odour because the “good” bacteria outcompete “bad” (anaerobic/oxygen-hating) bacteria that produce nasty, smelly chemicals like methane and hydrogen sulphide.
- Non-toxic, chemical-free: Biostim Pellets are a 100% natural product that contains no harsh chemicals. This means it will not harm fish, birds, pets, or people.
How to apply Biostim Water Treatment Pellets
Biostim Pellets are formulated to be tossed into your dam water. The pellets slowly break down over time. Benefits are usually seen after just a couple of weeks with sludge/organic matter being the most significantly reduced over the course of summer when bacteria are most active. Problem areas can be treated heavily without having to treat the entire water body. Biostim Pellets are safe to use at higher doses.
The following dose rates are guidelines that may need to be increased or decreased according to your individual conditions. Results will depend on factors such as sludge composition, water temperature, and water movement (circulated, aerated water provides best results).
It’s recommended you treat your water, monitor the results, and adjust your dose rate based on these results.
10kg per surface acre / per month
This dose rate should be maintained monthly until conditions noticeably improve, then the maintenance dose can be followed.
5kg per surface acre / per month
This can be adjusted based on individual results.