Beneficial Bacteria is applied to lakes and ponds to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus present in the water column. These are the nutrients which are responsible for causing excessive amounts of plant and algae growth within a pond. These bacteria will also digest organic compounds such as animal feces and ammonia. Reducing the levels of these compounds can increase water clarity and decrease the foul odors that are associated with them. This product is nontoxic, will not harm your fish, and is safe for both humans and animals such as livestock and local wildlife. Bacteria is sold in 8oz dissolving bags and should be applied when the water temperature exceeds 50 degrees F.