is this product successful in soft water as I live in cornwall?
No, you typically want to raise the KH prior to use if you have soft water. Here in the United States, we add baking soda or pond salt to the pond first, and wait at least 24 hours, then test the KH again. Once the KH is around 6-8 dKH, we can then treat.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Can I use this product in combination of the water clarifier product or the barley and peat natural water clarifier? If not, what treatment do you recommend to keep the pond algae free and cristal clear water?
No, you cannot use them all together, or you will get a negative result such as dead fish. The easiest method is a UV light. If you do not want to go to that expense, do a partial water change and use either the Algae Control of the Water Clarifier. They both work well, but differently. Algae Control destroys the DNA of the algae, and kills it off, slowly. It will kill suspended algae which makes the water green, hair algae, even string algae, and can be dose every three days for a total of 3 doses. Water Clarifier will ONLY "clump" suspended algae. With either, you need to remove the dying algae with a net or shop vac.
Once it is clear, try the Barley and Peat Extract once a week to keep it clear.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Is it safe for deer to drink out of the pond after using this product to treat algae growth?
If you can keep them away for at least three days after dosing, yes, it would be safe. The product dissipates over those three days, you definitely would not want them drinking from it on the first day, if possible as it should be fully diluted.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Could you please tell me what the amount of the algae control should be for a pond with about 1100 gallons of water.the directions on my bottle are worn off.
It is 1/4 cup for 720 gallons or 10 ml for 50 gallons. I would recommend 1/3 of a cup, maximum, and that would depend on how confident you are that the pond holds close to 1,100 gallons. It is always better to under-dose first, and see how much effect the chemical has if you are not 100% sure of the amount of water being treated. Allow 3 days for the full effect, and then re-treat, if necessary.
Date published: 2016-09-08
I replaced the water in my 1,000 gal pond this spring...since the water is less than 90 days old preventing the use of the algae control, can you recommend a different product for use in new water? I'm starting to get some green water and string algae.
If you do not have plants, the Pond Block would be great. It acts as a preventative. It cannot be used with plants, snails, frogs, etc, however. You other option may be Barley and Peat Extract which is all natural or a UV light which would clear the water but not the string algae. Only Algae Control works on string algae, otherwise it has to be manually removed.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Will TP Algae Control permanently damage a salt water (reef) aquarium?
I used a dilute low dose of TP Algae Control for a hair algae outbreak in my 120 gal/ w 20 gal refugium salt aquarium. Algae resolved, but over the next year everything in tank slowly died (hard corals, soft corals, invertebrates, and fish). My background is water chem and basic parameters remained excellent throughout process. I'm unsure what other chemistry tests I should run. I've cycled distilled water x 12-months, and need to know if/how I can salvage reef rock, sand, refugium, etc...
I went to one of our scientists for a second opinion to what I believed was the answer to the question you posed, and she has agreed with me. It is highly unlikely that this product would cause any long term damage, only acute damage. The active ingredient binds tightly to any organic matter it contacts, so it would not be released again later on. Anything it attaches to would show immediate damage (hours to a few days). She believes you have some other issue in your aquarium. If you wish to send me detailed information on your tank, how it is set up, your maintenance routine, what chemicals you use, mixing method, etc, via email, I may be able to help locate the issue. Just put FOR BREX in the subject line. That way we can chat back and forth as necessary.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Do you have Tetra Pond Algea Control in 33.8 Fl. Oz (1 liter) ?. Cost?
I have been using this for several years and cannot find it locally. Our pond is outside Small flows into 120 gal--it flows into 150 gal. And filters back to top.
We do still make this product. Unfortunately, we do not sell direct to consumers. You would need to purchase it through a local garden center or nursery. Online, try www.webbsonline.com, www.123ponds.com or www.pondparts.com.
Date published: 2015-11-30
Pond AlgaeControl Treatment
Hi...1000 gal outdoor pond w/ liner, 3-4" goldfish, brown toads & tadpoles, frogs, snails, and LOTS of angel hair algae. Will this product kill the animals and / or the algae?
You cannot use it with the snails, tadpoles or frogs. It is safe for fish and plants.
Date published: 2015-07-24
Can this Tetra product be used in a small pond with a liner and a decorative waterfall?
The pond and waterfall is nearly completed and I am planning on adding some goldfish and plants. It is about 3 feet deep and 5 feet x 5 feet which means it will hold about 75 cubic feet of water. Also, approximately how much must be added for maintenance and how often should it be re-added? Thank you.
So the pond is about 563 gallons. You cannot use this product for 3 months as it is not safe to use in ponds that are brand new. It will affect the nitrogen cycle. After that period, you can use it once every 3 days for up to 3 doses when having an algal problem, and one time as soon as you see algae forming again. The period between maintenance treatments varies depending on stocking level, area of country, amount of filtration and so forth, but must be at least one week.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Is Tetra Algea treatmnet safe for outdoor birds and pond fish?
Yes, it is certainly safe for fish. Once it is fully mixed in, it is safe for birds as well. You would need around 30 minutes to ensure full dilution before it would be considered safe for birds.
It is not safe for frogs, tadpoles, snails, etc.
Date published: 2015-07-09
need to know what to use for algae
We dug a pond up on property, which has no access to electricity. It is to provide water for wildlife and to give dog a place to swim. We noticed that it is forming algae, so would like to get rid of it. I would estimate the size to be 20 ft by 75ft long with 20 foot depth at one end ...sand. if can be treated with your product, how long before dog could be back in water. Thank you
Thank you for your question. However, we would not recommend the use of the Algae Control in this particular system as it does not have a barrier between the ground and the water. This is basically an algaecide and needs to be prevented from going into a natural water source.
Date published: 2015-07-09
what is treatment size for 3000 gallon pond?
Pond recently cleaned. Plants all over grown were removed. Lilly's on the way back as well as Other plants. But alge is already cover rocks. Is this best treatment?
Not if you stripped the pond. In that case, there isn't really anything I would recommend. If you only removed a part of the water, didn't strip the pond, then yes, this should be fine.
Stripping the pond means it's like installing it for the first time. Adding Algae Control into this situation is not good for the fish.
Date published: 2016-05-20