Aquarium AlgaeControl

Tetra AlgaeControl removes aquarium algae.
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Removes unsightly algae fast from your aquarium!

Tetra AlgaeControl™ not only combats aquarium algae, it also works to keep it from returning. AlgaeControl™ is highly effective against green water (algal blooms), bluegreen algae, diatoms or “brown algae,” hair algae or blanketweed that grow on the glass and décor. Unlike some other products on the market, Tetra AlgaeControl™ can be safely used in planted aquariums. Tetra’s precision dropper tops help consumers administer the proper dose to their aquarium. One drop treats one gallon.
Aquarium AlgaeControl is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works. Strongly recomend it. My aquarium was really much effected by algae. I cleaned aquarium and reduced the light to restrict algae grows but it didn't help much at all. I bought "AlgaeControl" to see whether it will work or not to handle with algae. I was so happy to see very visible effect after even first shot. I added it as described on the bottle three times and have no any problems with algae anymore. Thanks to Tetra "AlgaeContrlo".
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fish must be tough I read reviews for first time yeterday after looking for dosage online. I have to admitt I have been using product for a year before checking dosage. I have been over doseing big time. Just to control algae on glass. I have had my goldfish for 7 years now they are beautiful. I guess from reading other reviews my goldfish must be tough as nails. Because tetra has no effect on them at all. It does a great job keeping my tank looking great. But also my tap water has clorine in it and that doesn't bother them either.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very helpful product I have used this product for a long time with no adverse effect in my aquarium. However, I have not been removing the activated charcoal and now just wondered about that. My question was answered and now I will remove it for a few hours to improve the results of the product.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's an amazing product. All right everyone say hello to my little friend. :-) please allow me to start by saying I am not a fan of using chemicals at all. Heck even my garden is 100% organic I raise my own chickens and hunt a lot of my own food. However sometimes even poison can be a good thing if used wisely and carefully. For quite some time now I have battled Green Spot algae to no avail because even in healthy tanks with bright lighting you're going to get green spot algae on leaves no matter how healthy your plants may be. But for me the real problem started about a month ago when I had a lot going on and so did my wife. We had a brief failure to communicate and she thought I was forgetting to feed my fish LOL. I am not saying anything is her fault at all. But the fish ended up being fed double time everyday for about a week meaning that I was feeding them their usual amount which is slightly too much and my wife was feeding them her usual amount which is a very caring healthy motherly dose of too much. And boom that was a recipe for disaster. In no time I had pea soup for water even though my aquarium is heavily planted and I have a filter big enough for a tank twice its size and a powerful water polisher there was nothing I could do to remedy the green water algae. I was even doing three 75 percent water changes a week to no avail. Then I started seeing hair algae Black Beard algae the Green Spot algae got out of control and the brown algae went crazy. It got so bad that I was to the point of nearly hanging up my hat. I did a lot of research and refused the idea of chemicals. Then the other night I did what I should I have done in the beginning I listened to my wife. We were in Walmart and she pointed this stuff out to me. The main reason I was so scared to use this chemical was the fact that algae is in fact a plant at its lowest form. So it made no sense to me how a chemical could kill one plant while sparing another. I took the chance and still skeptical I dosed my aquarium with half the recommended amount. I then took my seat in front of the Aquarium and watched the white filter pad on my water polisher turn hunter green within 5 minutes. I took the filter out gave it a good wash replaced it and sat back down to see my aquarium turn crystal clear Within 30 minutes. Now completely astonished I approached my wife saying well honey you were right and of course I got the mmm hmmm I told you so bit. LOL then I gave her a big kiss saying well I'm very glad you did. I have held back on Advertising for this product until today because I wanted to make sure none of my plants or fish were affected. And as I had hoped nothing went wrong at all. That is at least with my 20 gallon tank. In my betta tank it caused an ammonia Spike. I believe this is because I used the full recommended dose and the betta tank is very small. It says on the instructions on the bottle and on the website that this should not be used in newly set-up tanks. This is because not only does it kill algae but it can harm the beneficial bacteria in the filter system. So really I should say use it at your own risk and be sure that you do not have any snails or crustaceans including invertebrates in your aquarium. Because it says on their site it will kill them deader than a doornail. with the first dose. I also wouldn't recommend using it at full strength seeing as a half of a dose was like a tactical Warhead for my problem. But this stuff is no joke it decimated all of the Green Spot algae and destroyed the green water algae and it is taking its time on the black beard but it is melting it away and the brown algae threw in the towel the first day. I apologize for being long-winded but I am quite ecstatic about the results of using this product. So thank you for your time and I wish you all the luck and Fortune you can possibly have. :-)
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORRIBLE!!!! DO NOT USE!!! I really do hate this product I just hope I would of read forums before buying it! you should be ashamed for putting this kind of products on sale, being so dangerous for the poor fish!! so mad
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No instructions on bottle There is no direction on bottle other than it treats 1200 gallons of water dose not say how often to add very vague instructions would like to see more forward instructions on bottle at to how to use product we added this to tank well see if it clears up the water hopefully it don't kill the fish we have in the tank I'll update once we see if this product actually works
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Killed my large healthy African chiclid I dropped the algae control to clear some brown algae attached to glass not sure whether i need to remove fishes before throwing this in. I sprayed in water circulator (catridge) and within few hours my 2 African chiclid died and rest are mostly inactive. Only difference from previous day is that i added few drops of Algae control from tetra, the fishes lived happily for more than 3 months and i didnt change the water in last 3 weeks..
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aquarium Algae Control worked great I have a small aquarium and was upset when it turned green as soon as the weather warmed up. I used this product and was very happy with the results. The water cleared up and all the algae disappeared very quickly. Just two drops and the water was crystal clear the next day. Thanks Tetra!
Date published: 2015-04-18
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Will the algae control solution harm my algae eater fish? I just did a full water replacement last week and now the tank is dark green again. I vaccumed the rocks and washed the decorations. I treated the water with Ph control, ammonia remover and water c

Asked by: Trophy88
Since you did a complete cleaning of the tank, you cannot use Algae Control as your tank is brand new again. We never recommend a complete cleaning since that completely changes the water chemistry, can shock the fish, and means more work, starting over. For now, we recommend Tetra SafeStart Plus. This is nothing but cultured bacteria, and it will cycle your tank in one to two weeks, safely. Test your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate prior to use. If ammonia or nitrite are > 5 ppm, then do a partial water change of 20% right before you add the SafeStart Plus to lower the levels some. Algae blooms can be caused by a compromised biological filter, incorrect lighting, or your actual tap water being high in phosphates or nitrates. Adding TSS Plus will not only help cycle the tank, but will consume many of the nutrients causing the algae issue. Cut back on the amount of food you are feeding as well. Feed once a day, one to two pieces of food per fish. They should be finished in 30 seconds or less. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-15

how often can this be used?

Asked by: pjfeld
Good question, pjfeld! If you are treating an actual algae problem, do a partial water change, and re-treat every three days, for up to three doses over a period of 9 days. As a preventative, we recommend once or twice a month, with a partial water change. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-05-09

CanI use product with African frogs in the tank ?

Asked by: 1500cc
No, it cannot be used with amphibians, crustaceans, invertebrates, etc. I do not know of a product that would safely remove algae and not kill these types of animals. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-12

Is this ok for saltwater

Asked by: Kev1
No, this is for freshwater only. We would recommend http://www.instantocean.com/Products/aquarium-saltwater-care/aquarium-water-treatment/natural-nitrate-reducer-in-aquarium.aspx to help reduce algae in your aquarium, naturally. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-10

how much to use in 60gal

Asked by: premiumblend
1 teaspoon total. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-06

Can I leave fish in the tank while I put the algae control in?

Asked by: SHAMEKA
Yes, as long as there is plenty of water movement, and the tank is older than 3 months, and has had a recent partial water change. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-06

Hello, I have a 2000 gal. Concrete pond with koi and gold fish. Just had an algae problem after being given pond lillies. I live in Costa Rica, and can only find your Algae Control at a pet shop, bottle says treats 600 gals. I put in 3 bottles, is it safe

Asked by: Gaer
If you used the formula for aquariums, it is not toxic in ponds, but may not be as effective. We have a special formula for ponds, http://www.tetra-fish.com/Pond/Products/pond-water-fish-care/pond-water-fish-treatment/green--water-algae-control-treatment.aspx. This is the one you would want to use in a pond. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-24

Can you put plants in a bucket and treat with this?

Asked by: Larrythefish
Trying to treat plants. I have Corry cats and tetras in the tank
Answered by: Larrythefish
Date published: 2017-03-09
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