AlgaPhite removes Algae & Blanket Weed from Ponds & Lakes.
Natural bacteria and fungi, buffers and natural dispersing agents. Including 4 primary strains of non-pathogenic bacteria at a concentration of 2 billion colony-forming unit's (CFU’s) per gram.Action
Maxwell AlgaPhite is a natural formulation of bacteria, enzymes, buffers and dispersing agents. Some of the species of bacteria in AlgaPhite use nitrates and phosphates that stimulate heavy algal growth as their own food source, starving the algae and reducing algal growth. This help to prevent algae blooms by removing nitrates and phosphates -the primary food source of algae from the water. The remaining species break down the organic solids from fish and waterfowl waste and decaying plant material that causes cloudy water, sludge build-up and foul odours.Ecology
Maxwell AlgaPhite is harmless to pond animal life and to rooted plants. The microbes in AlgaPhite help to break down the toxic ammonia and nitrite compounds that accumulate in ponds with large fish or waterfowl population, the use of AlgaPhite can create a less stressful environment for aquatic animal life.Application & Dosage
Initial dose: Use two 227 g sachets per 800 m3 (176,000 gallons) of water. Followed by one sachet per week.
Maxwell AlgaPhite will control existing algae problems by removing the food source. If being used to clear growing algae, up to 4 weeks should be allowed for noticeable results. It may take up to 6-9 weeks to remove nitrogen stored in severe algae blooms and for this reason, it is best used as a preventative.
IMPORTANT: To give ample opportunity for the bacteria to successfully colonise a body of water it is important that a volume of water subject to a flow retains a minimum volume of the original water over a specific period of time, as per the following table.
|Size of Water Body with Flow||Required Water Retention|
|Less than 1000 m3||50% retention of water over a 2 week period|
|Greater than 1000 m3||80% retention of water over a 4 week period|
Avoid breathing dust. In case of inadequate ventilation, wear respiratory protection.
IF INHALED: If breathing is difficult, move victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If experiencing respiratory symptoms call a doctor/physician. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulations.
For further information on Maxwell AlgaPhite, please contact a member of our Technical Sales Team on 01902 440250