Is this safe for use with mystery snails and trap door snails in my pond? There is no way I can take all of my snails and fish out of my 950 gallon pond. Copper is the main concern.
No, it is safe for fish, but not the snails. The ingredient is aluminum sulfate. There is no copper in it.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Will this product reduce "nutrients" or do I need another product. I have small pools of froth on my pond and I am told this is excess nutrient.
No, it will not. You need to drain about half of the water out and replace it to reduce the nutrients. Water changes like this should be performed at least every spring, summer and fall; 3 times a year, minimum. If you use the Water Clarifier it will not react well with all the excess protein in the water (that is the foaming you see going on).
Date published: 2016-06-22
Is it safe for a dog to drink the water after it's been treated (not filling the dogs dish but the dog just taking some laps).
We have an outdoor "pond" approximately 7' in diameter and 3' deep.
Well, I would say its not safe to allow a dog to drink from a pond, in general. They can pick up a number of illnesses, usually bacterial in nature, that can cause diarrhea, etc. However, in regards to this product, as long as it has been fully diluted, the product will not harm the dog. Keep in mind, if he drinks the water after the clarifier begins its job, he will be pulling in dying algae and other waste products as he drinks.
Date published: 2015-07-08
How long to wait before water is safe for fish after adding AquaSafe to my POND?
We would recommend that after adding AquaSafe to your pond that you would wait about thirty minutes before adding the fish back to the pond.
Date published: 2015-06-17
It helped; but how often can I use or give another dose to my small pond
It helped; but how often can I dosage or give another again to my small pond. Pond still a bit cloudy, some kids dumped dirty sand in the pond. Better but not yet where I'd like, thanks
You can certainly use a follow- up dose after 72 hours. We would recommend having your water tested prior to re-dosing to ensure that the cloudiness is due to particulates and not a bacterial bloom or chemical imbalance in your pond.
Date published: 2015-05-18
what is in this product
what type of flocculent is it?
The type is proprietary information. However, it is aluminum and iron based.
Date published: 2015-05-13
does pond clarifier pond flocculent change water hardness or TDS
does pond clarifier pond flocculent change water hardness or TDS, my water is very hard, high calcium and TDS, don't want it to go even higher
All chemicals will have some effect on pH and O2 levels in any pond or aquarium. They will use O2 to do their chemical process which is why it is so important to have lots of water movement and treat around mid-morning, rather than evening or early morning. As to the hardness, no, they typically don't effect that parameter, but they can drop the pH a unit or two, temporarily, and this may effect the KH temporarily as well, but again, it would go down, not up. Since your water is very hard, neither is likely to happen.
Date published: 2015-05-11
WILL TETRA POND WATER CLARIFIER HARM FROGS IN POND?
Yes, it will. Pretty much any type of chemical, besides a de-chlorinator, will harm frogs.
Date published: 2015-04-28
How do I use the Tetra water clarifier
I need the treatment dosage/ liter of water
As you asked about the Medifin, I am assuming you are in Europe. Please visit the www.tetra.net site for information on products we carry over there. They are formulated a bit differently and dosages are a bit different than here in the U.S.; I do not want to risk giving incorrect information.
Date published: 2014-11-24
What is Tetra Pond Medifin used for?
What is the dosage/liter of pond water
This is a medication for parasitic and bacterial diseases that we sell in Europe. I am unaware of the dosage since we do not carry it here in the U .S.
Date published: 2014-11-24
We use water from our pond to water a vegetable garden. If we use this clarifier, would it add chemicals to the water that could be harmful to us?
When we backflush our filter, we save the waste water for watering a vegetable garden. Would your clarifier add chemicals into the pond water that could be absorbed by the veg. plants and into the vegetabes?
We have never tested the product for human consumption.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Does the Tetra Pond Water Clarifier "age out" or go bad, and could it then cause problems when used?
My son, when he added water to our pond while we were on vacation, added approximately 4 oz. of pond water clarifier to the water (pond size approximately 800+ gal.). Today, 24 hours later, the water is quite cloudy (milky). What might be the cause? What remedy would you recommend? Product batch number is "ch. -B 200632-01/16" and product is kept outside with other related pond items.
Most likely it is reacting with something that was in your water that it cannot remove. You don't mention if you have a good mechanical filter or not. This product requires a mechanical filter to pull out the organic matter that it clumps. Otherwise, you have to perform a partial water change to remove it or it breaks down. This could be what you are seeing. In either case, I would do a partial water change and put some fresh water in the pond.
In answer to your original question, no, it should not "go bad" at all.
Date published: 2016-06-04