Excalibar Aquatic Algae Inhibitor
Excalibar is an established, environment-friendly extract of barley straw treatment. Extract of barley straw is a scientifically proven technique to control the growth of green-water, bluegreen and filamentous ("blanket weed") algae resulting from an in balance in the aquatic ecosystem.
Where there are insufficient water plants present, species of algae are the first to 'grab' available nutrients when temperature and light levels increase in the spring. Rapid growth of algae can quickly shade or smother desirable water plants, making algae the dominant recyclers of nutrients. If this annual cycle can be broken, water plants can re-establish a long-lasting balance.
Excalibar is 100% active from the moment it is poured into the water, and blocks further growth of the algae present.
Produced under carefully controlled conditions, and batch-tested to maintain consistent concentrations of anti-algae compounds, Excalibar Aquatic Algae Inhibitor comes as an easily applied solution, and is environmentally friendly, harmless to fish, invertebrates and wildlife.
As a Preventative
Because the barley straw extracts in Excalibur inhibit the growth of algae rather than directly killing it, Excalibar Aquatic Algae Inhibitor should ideally be used as a preventive tool, and added in the spring, before the algae begin to grow strongly.
As a Curative
Excalibar can still be used under active algal bloom conditions, but may take some weeks to bring the bloom under control whilst the algal cells expire. Suspended algae (green and bluegreen species) succumb to Excalibar more quickly than filamentous types.
Note: Some species of algae, for example some diatoms (which are brown in colour) are unaffected by compounds from decomposed barley straw. Suspended solids could also reduce the effectiveness of Excalibar.
Excalibar complements a wide range of other pond remedies and water management products, such as aeration equipment.
|Curative, ponds with existing algae problems||First Dose||1 ltr||Per 45,000 ltr of |
Pond Water Volume
|Follow-up dose||200 ml per week|
|Preventative, before algae growth||200 ml per week, increasing in frequency with hot weather|
Spread doses evenly over the pond surface (diluting with pond water can help). Overdosing not possible.
Excalibar is not a herbicide.
Excalibar is a registered trademark of Spirex Aquatec .
For further information regarding Excalibar Aquatic Inhibitor, please contact our technical sales team on 01902 440250