Why Biodigesters vs Others
Some products utilize bacterial strains such as nitric-ammonias and nitrobacterium found naturally in pond water. These bacterial species break down ammonia into nitrate and then into nitrite, it then leaves the water in the form of a gas. These strains are not particularly effective in ponds due to their pH sensitive nature. A pH of less than 6.7 or more than 7.4 will kill them. They are highly ineffective against algae.
BD-C Takes Another Pathway
BD-C targets phosphorus and nitrogen that promote algae growth while utilizing ammonia, nitrates and nitrites as additional food sources. Our de-nitrification process is much faster and more effective. Rather than step breakdown from ammonia into nitrate and then into nitrite, all are consumed simultaneously by BD-C. This promotes an overall reduction of ammonia compounds.
Biodigesters vs Chemicals
Although a variety of chemicals are currently available to reduce algae blooms, the algaecides themselves are often highly toxic to aquatic life including fish. Many of these chemicals are not environmentally safe to use. Unlike chemical treatments that interrupt naturally occurring aquatic growth and organic decomposition, Biodigesters are living organisms and enzymes that are specially designed to quickly break down and metabolize pond wastes into carbon dioxide and water. BD-C is 100% safe for fish, plants, animals and humans.
Addition Benefits Of BD-C
- Eliminate odors by digesting the organic bottom solids and the naturally occurring bacteria that produce odors.
- Decrease oxygen requirements for oxidation of organic matter within the water column, thus increasing available oxygen for fish.
- Reduce bottom solids by converting organic matter to carbon dioxide and water.
- Eliminates pond scum by digesting algae’s primary food source (nitrogen and phosphorus). As the algae dies from lack of food it is digested by the Biodigesters.
- Improves water clarity and quality by digesting suspended organics in the water column.
- Biodigesters, which can potentially extend the life of a filtration system, would mean lower maintenance costs and more effective optimization of water conditions.
How We Do It
Biodigesters are so prolific they multiply (doubling the cell count) every 15-20 minutes. If you start out with one cell in fifteen minutes you have two and so on. In 8 hours you will have 17-million and in twenty-four hours you have a 1 with one hundred and twenty six zeros behind it. They simply out number the bacteria present in the system.