905-715-2447 Summer Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm 3301 Sideroad 10, Bradford, ON Canada
905-715-2447 Summer Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm 3301 Sideroad 10, Bradford, ON Canada

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Welcome To Hydrosphere Water Gardens - The Pond Experts

At Hydrosphere Water Gardens & Fisheries, we are not just another online pond website. You can visit our location to see our great selection of koi, beautiful pond plants, display ponds and pond supplies in person. However, if you don’t live in our area, we are your best online source for quality pond supplies and aquatic plants. We are committed to providing you with the best service, advice and products for your pond.

We have quality imported Japanese koi ranging from 4″ up to 18″, as well as domestic and butterfly koi. If you are looking for goldfish, we have standard goldfish such as Sarasa Comets and Shubunkins. We quarantine all our fish to make sure they are completely healthy before we offer them for sale.

If you have a large, natural pond, we provide pond consultations and assessments, as well as pond maintenance and restoration. We also supply and install diffused aeration systems and floating fountains along with pond treatments.

We have a great selection of beautiful tropical and winter hardy aquatic plants. We sell water lilies and lotus in all colours, flowering pond plants like iris, canna and water hyacinths.

Most importantly, with over 30 years of pond experience, we can provide expert advice to you – our customer, to make your pond the best it can be.

products for large natural ponds

We provide professional pond consultations and complete pond assessments to determine the cause of the issues your are having with your pond. We provide pond maintenance and restoration services, sell environmentally friendly & effective pond treatments, install floating fountains & diffused aeration systems.

Whether you use your pond for swimming, fishing, recreation or just appreciate its natural beauty, we can help.

Large Pond Assessments, Maintenance & Restoration

Our Services:
  • Pond Assessments
  • Floating Fountain Installations
  • Diffused Aeration System Installations
  • Weed Removal
  • Algae Control & Removal
  • Pond Treatment Sales & Application
  • Fish Health Assessments

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Large Pond Treatments, Equipment & Tools
  • Pond Dye
  • Floating Fountains
  • Diffused Aeration System
  • Algae Control Products
  • Sludge Reducers
  • Weed Removal Tools
  • Barley Straw
Shop our great selection pond products - Including:
  • Pond Pumps
  • Japanese Koi
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Pond Filters
  • Fish Food
  • Pond Kits
  • Fish Medications
  • Water Treatments
  • & Much More

We offer quality products at great prices for your pond.

pond products and supplies Canada

Koi & Goldfish

Kohaku, Sanke, Showa

Utsuri, Goshiki, Tancho 

Sarasa, Shubunkin, Fantails

Quality koi imported directly from the best farms in Japan. Kohaku, Sanke, Showa, Utsuri are just a few of the varieties of Japanese koi we  have in stock. 

Pond Plants

Water Lilies, Lotus, Iris,

Water Hyacinth, Cannas

Water Lettuce, Oxygentors  

Add some colour to your pond with big, beautiful pond plants. Choose from Hardy water lilies, floating plants, oxygenating  plants, marginals and more.

Pond Supplies

Pumps, Filters, Fish Food

Medications, Floating Fountains

Algae Control, Pond Kits

We have all the pond supplies you need. Whether you are looking for an energy efficient pump, pond filter, fish medications or a pond kit  – we’ve got it.

Microbe-Lift PL Bacteria - Quart / 32 oz

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Microbe-Lift PL Bacteria - Quart / 32 oz

Microbe Lift PL

Specially formulated for koi ponds and water gardens. Keeps ponds clean and clear. Microbe Lift PL contains beneficial bacteria and enzymes to improve water quality. Also contains photosynthetic bacteria which reduces cloudy water, plus Nitrifiers including both Nitrosomonas & Nitrobacter species. Safe for fish, plants, and household pets that may drink from the pond.

Treats a 500 gallon pond for 11 months or 1,000 gallon pond for 8 months.

Features:

  • Creates a healthy environment for your pond, promoting faster fish growth.
  • Reduces ammonia and nitrogen levels.
  • Seeds and maintains biological filters.
  • Contains nitrifiers, including both Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter species.
  • Effective over a wide range of pH conditions.
  • Significantly reduces noxious odors caused by dead algae, fish fecal matter, and urine.
  • Reduces buildup of bird droppings, fish feed, and dead leaves.
  • Breaks down dead algae.
  • Improves dissolved oxygen levels.
  • Dissolves away organic sludge.


Microbe Lift PL Dosage Rates

FAQs

Why does the MICROBE-LIFT/PL smell like rotten eggs?

The smell is attributable to the natural production of hydrogen sulfide by sulfate reducing bacteria as part of the ecosystem. This provides a source of energy for the purple sulfur bacteria in the product and, as a metabolic inhibitor, preserves the product giving it its long shelf life.

If I open it and there's no smell, how do I know if it's still good?

If there is no smell, it doesn't mean it's dead. It is definitely bad if it is whitish-grey and has a burnt rubber smell. The bacteria are definitely dead in that case. If it is pinkish or brownish in color, just shake it up it should be fine .

What environmental factors will negatively impact the performance of the bacteria in the pond?

Neighbors spraying pesticides in the area; nearby parking areas with road cleaning chemicals from maintenance vehicles; countywide pesticide spraying programs; unseasonable temperature drops; chlorine from tap water; salt and other medications added to the pond; lime and acids from cement foundations; hurricanes and strong winds blowing toxic debris into the pond. Although these will impact the bacteria, it should not eliminate all from the pond. The bacteria can re-establish itself.

What is bioaugmentation for my water garden?

It is the purposeful inoculation of a pond with a pre-selected consortium of microorganisms to establish the ideal numbers and distributions of populations to restore the natural balance to your pond. This provides a healthier environment for all forms of aquatic plant and animal life in an ecologically balanced pond.

What is the difference in using liquid product over dry bacterial product?

It is the purposeful inoculation of a pond with a pre-selected consortium of microorganisms to establish the ideal numbers and distribution of microbial populations to restore the natural balance to your pond. This provides a healthier environment for all forms of aquatic plant and animal life in an ecologically balanced pond.

What is the difference in using liquid product over dry bacterial product?

A major benefit in using liquid (live) bacteria over powdered (spore) bacteria is that the live bacteria will start to colonize and go to work immediately whereas the powdered will take longer and the liquid bacteria possess photosynthetic properties which are not available in the powdered forms. The powdered (such as ML/TAC) on the other hand, contains additional beneficial additives that may not be in the liquid, such as sodium bicarbonate, sea salt and activated carbon. A primary difference, which is instantly noticeable, is the lack of odor in the dry product.

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Hydrosphere Water Gardens & Fisheries is a family run business that was founded in 1996. With a combined 30 years experience in the water garden industry, we continually strive to bring you the best products, competitive prices, excellent service and helpful advice…

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