|Product Technical Bulletin|
|ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 1008 is a concentrated dry
blend of eleven gram-positive. endospore-forming Bacillus, five gram-negative
,vegetative bacteria and two strains of cellulose and lignin degrading fungi,
specially created 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|
|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 above 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 positive 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 charts (USA or Metric) for "CF 1003 - 1008". This product is safe for use in combination with any other ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 1000 line product.
ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 1008 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.