Leaves and other organic ingredients often deposit at the bottom and form a sludge layer that stores many free nutrients – especially phosphate, which is an important nutrient resources for algae. SchlixX works in two ways: It binds phosphate and converts it permanently into the insoluble mineral apatite, releasing oxygen. The micro-organisms in the water use this to break down organic material. At the same time, this binding also starves the algae of the nutrients in the water to stop growth. This significantly reduces the amount of sludge and ensures the correct volume of water. The probability of blue algae blooming is also reduced.