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Can Pond Care AlgaeFix be used in a fountain?
Yes. Pond Care
AlgaeFix can be used in ornamental fountains. Pond Care AlgaeFix is non-staining
What types of algal problems
will Pond Care AlgaeFix control?
Pond Care AlgaeFix is effective against “green water” (e.g., Chlorella) algal blooms. Dense populations of suspended algae cause green water algae blooms. The water may be so green that fish cannot be seen. Pond Care AlgaeFix also controls filamentous algae commonly known as “string” or “hair algae” (e.g., Cladophora) and “blanket weed” (e.g., Oedogonium). Algae growth in ponds can appear as green water blooms, filamentous algae on plants, and floating algal mats. Algae may also grow on rocks, fountains, and waterfalls.
How does Pond Care AlgaeFix work?
Care AlgaeFix controls algae in two ways. Many algae, like Chlorella,
consist of a single cell. Pond Care AlgaeFix causes the algae cell wall to leak.
The algae respond much like a deflating balloon.
Other algae, such as Oedogonium, form filaments made up of many
cells. Pond Care AlgaeFix binds to protein in the cell membrane, disrupting the
flow of nutrients and ions across the cell membrane. Filamentous algae respond
to Pond Care AlgaeFix by gradually disintegrating over time. AlgaeFix can be
used with aquatic plants.
Are goldfish and koi sensitive to Pond Care AlgaeFix?
laboratory and long-term outdoor field studies has shown that Pond Care AlgaeFix
can be used in ponds containing Koi and Goldfish without worry. The outdoor
field-testing ponds also contained a variety of other organisms including
leopard frogs, tadpoles, snails and other aquatic life.
Are there any precautions necessary when using Pond Care AlgaeFix?
using Pond Care AlgaeFix, make certain that the pond has vigorous aeration,
i.e., a fountain, waterfall, or aeration device. Anytime dead algae are removed
by the filter or settle to the bottom of the pond, the oxygen level may drop to
harmful levels if adequate aeration is not provided. If adequate aeration is not
provided, fish loss due to low oxygen levels may also occur. Therefore, when
using Pond Care AlgaeFix in warm summer months, adequate aeration must be
provided. Do not shut pond pumps
and aeration devices off at night. Be sure to keep the pond filter clean and
running properly when using AlgaeFix.
not use Pond Care AlgaeFix with crustaceans, including crabs, shrimp, freshwater
shrimp, and freshwater lobsters.
do I treat with Pond Care AlgaeFix?
It is a violation
of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Add 1 teaspoonful (5 ml) of Pond Care AlgaeFix for every 50 US gallons (190 L) of pond/fountain water. Thoroughly mix Pond Care AlgaeFix into the pond/fountain water by adding it near the pump outflow, waterfall, or aeration device. Pond Care AlgaeFix can be mixed in a bucket of pond/fountain water and dispersed evenly around the pond/fountain. Repeat dose every 3 days until algae is controlled. Be prepared to siphon out dead filamentous algae. Once algal growth is under control, add one dose per week. Weekly doses of Pond Care AlgaeFix will control algal growth and reduce pond/fountain maintenance.
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