PondZilla Black is an all-natural biochemical catalyst that enhances the breakdown of proteins and complex carbohydrates found in aquatic plants.
PondZilla Black releases specific biostimulants that allow the naturally-occurring bacteria and fungi to take over degradation of the dead flora and fixation of available nutrients. This variation of PondZilla is designed specifically to complement algaecide treatments for aquatic plants and filamentous green algae like Pithophora.
Although this product does not kill anything, the molecular make up of PondZilla Black will boost algaecides so they can penetrate the resting structures while it enables naturally-occurring bacteria to degrade dead organic matter. This treatment is followed up with a dose of MD Pellets to digest what is left.
An akinete, pictured right, is the resting structure specific to the algaPithophora. These types of cells are characterized by thick walls that plants and algae use to save important growth material during attacks or times of inclement conditions, such as drought. The armored outer cell wall of the akinete in the picture is visible by its opacity in comparison with the adjoined cells. These thick walls pose a problem for applicators as they can resist algaecide attacks and allow the plant or algae to regrow when conditions are more favorable.
PondZilla Black works over a wide pH range, but for best results use citric acid or a low-pH surfactant to adjust tank mix to a pH of 4 to 6.