|Product Technical Bulletin|
|ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 1008C is a concentrated
dry blend of eleven gram-positive, endospore-forming Bacillus, five gram-negative,
vegetative bacteria, enhanced with raw cellulase and xylanase enzymes, formulated
to more rapidly degrade falling leaves, grass clippings, and other plant
debris which can cause a buildup of organic sediment if not treated. This
formula is the ideal product for use within ten to fourteen days following
short-term herbicide application (products such as Sonar®). This safe
and effective product is formulated to prevent buildup of hydrogen sulfide,
mercaptans, and fatty acids, a common occurrence during cold winter months
without treatment. ALL INGREDIENTS ARE LISTED ON THE CANADIAN DSL. WHMIS
rated as D2B for live bacterial cultures and xylanase enzyme.|
|Bacterial count:||4 billion CFU/gram|
|Fungi count:||50,000 CFU/gram|
|Appearance:||Free flowing, brown powder|
Thoroughly mix each pound of dry product with two gallons of warm (approx.70 F or 21 C) water from the pond or lake to be treated. Allow the mixture to hydrate for two hours, stirring vigorously every half hour. After final settling, carefully pour off the top liquid layer (supernatant) for use, squeeze all liquid from the bran that has settled into the liquid and toss the remaining bran into the pond. A man's Tee-shirt makes a very effective filter.
Thoroughly saturate leaves and grass clippings
(before they can become water logged and sink) with supernatant, prepared
as in the previous paragraph, in a clean sprayer. Apply ten to fourteen
days after using a short-acting herbicide (see manufacturer's instructions
about duration of activity of the particular herbicide used). Our best experiences
have been with Sonar®. Determine the dosage needed based upon the amount
needed to saturate the dead plants, either floating on the surface, or submerged.
It is important to thoroughly saturate the dead plants you wish to degrade.
If in doubt, determine amount to use from the Aquaculture/Lake/Pond dosage charts. Use the dosage chart for "CF 1003 - 1008". CF 1008C is safe for use in conjunction with any of our other ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 1000 line products.
ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 1008C is packaged in 25 and 50 pound containers. Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, or open wounds and wash hands with warm, soapy water after handling.