Microbe-Lift Sludge Away Pond Water Treatment, 32-oz bottle

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
$25.19Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Sludge-eliminating action works 80% faster than other formulas to degrade muck buildup.
  • Quickly binds phosphates and removes organic solids and sediments that have settled on pond or tank bottoms.
  • Works without scrubbing, vacuuming, or water changes so it’s perfect for rock or gravel bottom tanks or ponds.
  • Formulated with 100% active ingredients that are safe for all fish, invertebrates and plants.
  • Made in the USA with non-toxic materials so it’s safe for pets and won’t discolor water.

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Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions

How is the sludge-away different from the Microbe-Lift PL? I have used the PL for years in my golf fish pond, but there is a lot of sludge that settles on the bottom. Should I use both products?
Answer by ChewyNov 30, 2019
Microbe-Lift PL Pond & Lagoon Bacteria Water Treatment is formulated to maintain the clarity and ammonia nitrogen levels of your pond by dissolving away organic waste and sludge, while Microbe-Lift Sludge Away Pond Water Treatment is specifically formulated to eradicate the sludge at the bottom of a pond. All Microbe-Lift products can be administered together, with the exception of ML/ Algaway products. All Microbe-Lift bacterial & enzymatic products are compatible with one another.

How many gallons does this 32 oz bottle treat
Answer by ChewyMay 29, 2019
This treatment will treat approximately 3,200 gallons.

Is it safe for use with turtles?
Answer by ChewyJun 15, 2023
This treatment is safe and natural for turtles.

Just opened the bottle, it smells like rotten eggs!! is this suppose to smell like that? or is this a bad bottle
Answer by ChewyMar 30, 2021
Microbe-Lift Sludge Away is a non-toxic, nonpathogenic mixture of bacteria in a liquid media. It is a brown/black liquid with a pungent distinctive earthy odor.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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3 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chibma on Mar 11, 2023

Big improvement!

I have been rehabilitating a very mucky (300gal) goldfish pond that was neglected for over a year. This sludge treatment, in tandem with a small filter, has resulted in a big improvement! The filter may help, but I really started seeing an improvement after starting to dose with this stuff. The water was completely opaque and brown and now I can see the bottom and my fish! I followed the instructions, doing the big initial dose and 4 weeks of a regular dose. Only one week/dose to go and it’s looking great!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By whippetgood on Jun 2, 2021

This stuff works

I have a pond with fish with a rock pit filter that became filled with sludge. Within a half hour I could actually see that most of the sludge was gone. Good product and I’m glad Chewy has it because there are no pond supply stores where I live.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By adnil on Aug 28, 2020

Works great

My pond is looking cleaner and I haven't had to clean the filter as often.