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I wrote a review in October 2019 and now wish to let people know that it WORKS perfectly. I have a 50 gallon pond, and I put the straw in 2 containers (with holes) and the water becoming crystal clear in about 1 week. I gave my friends the rest and they're all happy. Problem for me now: out of stock 😂😂😂. Please let me know when you have stock again, I will definitely buy more. Cheers
This product was as described but not what I expected as far as usage. We have a large beautiful Koi pond with Lily Pads and floating Iris'. These at first looked like floating trash in our pond for 3 days before they BOTH started sinking. So, per the directions, we fished them out to dry. There was no change to the structure of the original sacks so I have no idea why they started sinking??? Our dogs went out back and saw them on the patio table drying out and assumed they were a "treat" each having one to tear easily apart ALL over the backyard. Perhaps this method is effective for ponds that are not the center of attention in a stunning Koi pond. Total waste of money and I can't return it unless I rake the backyard to gather bunches of straw. I do NOT recommend this product!
A lot of really great reviews for this product but my experience with these have been rather disappointing. We have a pond that is not that big but because it is in direct sunlight, it does get green pretty easily. Now we have drained it several times and cleaned it and it's usually refilled naturally in about a month or so. I was hoping these bales would do what a lot of people on here said they would do. Since our pond is rather small I started out only using the one and in two days it had sunk. I didn't even have a chance to take it out to dry it to put it back in. So the second one I've been maintaining a regular schedule of putting it in a day and letting it dry for several days. I have kept it near running water and I've also been utilizing different algae eating plants but I think the pond is just getting greener. Perhaps my expectations for this product are a little too high but honestly I was expecting at least some results and not instantaneously sinking to the bottom never to be seen again.
First off, the ratings for this product cover being easy to use, (Really?!? You set them in the pond, and they float.), Presentation, (We’re talking about a dead grass here that’s been made into a small straw bale. This isn’t the unveiling of a new Apple product!), and value. This is why it gets 1 star. It hasn’t lasted nearly as long as smaller, well-known brands. Don’t be fooled! More for less isn’t always best!
Used both bales as directed in a small 80 gallon, outdoor, decorative pond. Two months later no change to water. In fact, scum and algae started to grow on these bales. Cleaned them, let them dry in the sun, tried using them again . Same results. Algae and pond scum are thriving.
I'm very disappointed in these.. I clean my 100 gal horse tub about every 2 wks. ( PA summers/ winter I have a heater in it so it does get some green on the bottom ) I thought this would be great and I'd only have to do it every 2 months ! WRONG ! I'll be doing it every 5 days !!!!!!!! this will be my 2nd time in 5 days emptying it and cleaning. The entire tub gets brownish and a bit of a smell. I will try one more time. If it's not clear I'll be throwing the 2nd bale away !