Barley Straw Bale 2x100g – Twin Pack
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales: The Natural Fix for Algae Growth in Ponds, Fish Ponds and Dams.
- Suppresses new algae growth
- Prevents existing algae from replicating
- Long lasting
- Simply place bales into water body!
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are the longest lasting algae suppressant of our Barley Straw range, providing up to six months control of all types of algae. Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are conveniently packaged and come ready to use in their own net bag with float included. Easy to use and practical in application, Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are simply placed into the water and left to float close to the surface.
Is it safe?
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales acts as an algae growth limiter and is best suited for use in all sized ponds and small dams – It’s completely safe to use around humans, livestock, fish, domestic pets and aquatic plants.
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are made from 100% natural Australian-grown barley. An Australian-made product, Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are perfectly suited for Australian climates and bodies of water.
A Natural Algae Killer for Ponds
Barley Straw is a natural algae suppressant with its roots dating back to the pre-industrial era. Barley Straw is a unique and effective way of keeping new algae growth to a minimum in ponds, lakes, dams and other water bodies.
How does it work?
When Barley Straw Bales are placed in water, it begins a natural decomposition process. When it decomposes it releases phenolic compounds that act similarly to hydrogen peroxide. This process is what makes Barley Straw so unique – limiting the growth of new algae over a period of time, using nothing but its natural chemical reaction in water.
How To Use
How to Use
Barley Straw Bales begin to take effect within 2 weeks of application. They start to limit the growth of new algae after 4 to 6 weeks in water temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius.
For best results and to keep your pond fresh, you should replace your Aquatic Barley Straw Bales every 4 to 6 months.
- Green Water
- Slimy algae or Dirty looking Water
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales suppresses the growth of all types of aquatic algae
How does Barley Straw work?
Barley straw works as a suppressant. When activated in water, it creates a chemical signature which affects the membrane around the algae and causes it to weaken. The algae is less likely to replicate as its cell wall could rupture which will kill it. By inhibiting its potential for growth and reproduction, the existing population is suppressed and the likelihood of any future algal blooms reduced. The best part about this product is that you can never put in too much, so you don’t have to stress about complicated measurements!
Will Barley Straw harm fish/livestock/pets/wildlife?
No, Barley Straw does not harm fish, livestock, pets or wildlife.
What do I do with used Barley Straw Bales?
Used Barley Straw Bales can be composted or turned into mulch!
Will Barley straw kill algae?
This all-natural product does not kill algae, instead it works by damaging the algal cell wall, inhibiting its potential for growth and reproduction, therefore reducing the existing population and the likelihood of any future algal blooms. Barley Straw is a preventative method and can greatly reduce the growth and reproduction of existing algae.
What is the difference between Barley Straw Bales and Barley Straw Extract?
Barley Straw Bales are in their natural state, where as Barley Straw Extract is the concentrated liquid version of the bales. When Barley Straw is activated in water, it slowly begins to decompose and releases a chemical signature that affects the cell wall of algae. Barley Straw Extract is the liquid form of the bales which is more concentrated and treats algae must faster than the bales.