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Posted 4/19/2018 10:50am by Becky.

Not too late to get your tilapia and microbe orders in! Give Don a call at 419-669-4084

Posted 9/14/2017 1:03pm by Becky.

It’s that time again! Preorder your 2018 Pond Microbes now and SAVE $5 per pound. Bundle your 2017 Winterization Package along with your 2018 Preorder Microbes and save $15 off per gallon of Booster Plus and $10 off Trace Minerals. Keep that enzyme action going over winter! You can also receive additional savings off your Spring Jumpstart by ordering your 2018 Pond Microbes by Oct. 31st. Ask Don for details. ORDER BY Oct. 31st 2017

Call Don at 419-669-4084 to order and Save!

Posted 10/1/2015 9:53am by Don Schooner.

Order your 2017 Pond Microbes now and SAVE
Get a JUMPSTART on the 2017 Pond Season by ordering your microbes, enzymes and trace minerals now! 

IBN Beneficial Microbes 
  $5 off / lb

IBN Microbe Booster Plus 
    $15 off /gallon

IBN Trace Mineral
 $10 off / 10lb. bucket

PLUS, if you order your 2017 Microbes now - you will save additional dollars off our Customized Winterization Program. 
Sale ends October 31st 2016

To Order CALL Don at 

We've been doing this sale a long time and it works out great! You save upfront and it allows us to get better pricing with our microbe developer. Plus, you can save on our customized winterization program if you preorder you 2017microbes. You pond is going to love you! The winterization program helps keep the pond ecosystem chugging along over winter and assists in eating up that sludge at the bottom. Don likes to talk with you about your pond and help develop the best program for you based on your ponds needs. 

Microbes will be regularly $35/lb after October 31, 2016
Save NOW and get your pond off to a great start next season!
Microbes will be available next spring. We will notify you when they are available. 

All Tilapia are NOT Equal

IBN sells ONLY Pure Blue Tilapia NOT hybrid Tilapia. When you buy Blue Tilapia from IBN you get:

  • 6" plus fish that are Brood Stock - ready to reproduce
  • Blue Tilapia live longer 
  • Begin eating plant material right away

Why Stocking "Tilapia" is not the same

  • Smaller Sized Fish are not ready to reproduce
  • Stocked Later in Season
  • Die Earlier in Season


By stocking smaller Tilapia you will NOT have the same amount of overall consumption! Don't fall into the trap of buying smaller fish. 


Key to Natural Pond Management

Nutrients are key in natural pond management. Our management techniques identify nutrient problems, develop means of reducing nutrient input, and provide long term control of residual nutrients. In doing so, we are taking the excessive nutrients responsible for nuisance plant growth and converting them into more manageable plant and animal growth.  Using an array of tools such as Beneficial Microbes and Bottom Aeration, Inspired By Nature, Inc. provides safe, low maintenance, and affordable solutions for your pond or lake.

To inquire or order any of our products or services please contact us at 419-669-4084


In 2010, we introduced Blue Tilapia as a tool to help manage ponds naturally. Since that time we have seen incredible results! Tilapia are NOT a magic bullet but when used at proper stocking rates they can be a very effective. Tilapia alone are not going to solve all of your pond troubles! Read more about Tilapia here

Schooner Farms

Sustainable, Non-Conventional Farming, inspired by nature! In 2009 we added another segment ot our business - Schooner Farms. Visit us at

  • Raw Honey
  • CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
  • Educational Classes
  • Pasture Raised & Certified Organically Fed Poultry & Fresh Eggs
  • Volunteer & Intern Opportunities
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • and more