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Tetra AlgaeControl™ liquid not only combats aquarium algae, it also works to keep it from returning. AlgaeControl™ liquid 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™ liquid 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.
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Can you put Tetra algae control in your aquarium with the fish in the aquarium

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Yes you may use it with fish. However that being said, precautions must be taken to ensure the chemicals don't indirectly affect the fish. This can happen when you have a lot of algae in the aquarium that dies and starts to break down rapidly, which can cause rapid deterioration of water quality, in turn harming the fish. To prevent this, always do a cleaning of the aquarium prior to using algae chemicals. Try to remove as much of the algae as you can by hand. Flush out the algae with a partial water change. Don't take out too much water as this can remove too much of the good bacteria in the aquarim. so it is wise to never remove more than half of the water usually. If your aquarium is new you don't have much of this stabilizing bacteria so you don't want to use algae chemicals at all for about a month.

Another thing to remember is that using chemicals can lower oxygen in your aquarium temporarily. Make sure the filter is running (without the carbon in it) and it would be a good idea to drop an air stone from an air pump into the aquarium. If you see fish gasping at the surface for air that means they need more oxygen. Aquariums that are overstocked with fish are much more vulnerable to this problem. That is one reason it is so important to have a properly stocked aquarium.

If you have done a cleaning of the aquarium and have provided aeration, and your aquarium has been established for at least a month, then you should be fine using the Tetra algae control. It would be wise to also try to determing the root of the algae problem. It is always excess nutrients or excess light. Try to find out which of these problems or if both of these things are causing the algae, and then eliminate the problem.
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i have green floating algae I have been trying to find "algae control" by Tetra in Canada to purchase but I cant buy it anywhere!

How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Hello,

Canada has some pretty stiff restrictions on chemicals being shipped over their borders. I am not sure if this is one of the chemicals that is not allowed in Canada or not. Petsmart stores do carry it, if you have not checked there yet. Otherwise, visit the dealer locator on our website and enter your postal code to find stores carrying our products near you.

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I added algae control to my tank and it did nothing. What do I do?

My aquarium is 40 gal. With a turtle. After the water began to turn green as it never did before I got that new liquid algae controll which did no good, I followed it's directions.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Reptile/Amphibian
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Make sure you're not overfeeding, and that the light isn't on too long. What is turning green? Decorations?
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How many drops shoud I use in my 46 Gal aquarium?

For the Algae control product. The bottle says it does 600 Gallons how does that translate into my little aquarium?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Peel the label back to read the instructions below. For your tank it would be 1 drop per gallon.

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Question about Algae Control

I have Apple Snails as part of my aquarium. Can this product be used with them still in the tank ? I know many products cannot be used with snails. Thanks AM
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
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Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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No, it cannot and states this directly on the package. We do not know of any algaecide that is safe with snails.

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Can we use the Algae Control with aquatice turtles?

My son has aquatic turtles and the tank is growing algae, trying to find a way to control it. We never had this problem with the smaller tank but he got a new and bigger tank a few months ago and it just started to grow algae within the last 2-3 weeks
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Reptile/Amphibian
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Turtles have very sensitive eyes. This chemical may bother them. We have an all natural product called Barley & Peat extract.
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i have a african side mouth turtle and i just used the algae drop and i am wondering how often i will have to use the drops

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Reptile/Amphibian
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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Turtles have very senstive eyes. This chemical may bother them. I would recommend using all natural products and changing the water more frequently, if the algae problem persists.
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why do i have to change the water in my turtle tank every week?

i have an 18 gallon tank with a turtle in it i have a filter and am using the tetra algae drops but i still have to change the water every week is there something i am doing wrong or do i just have to change the water this often?
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
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Turtles can produce a large amount of waste each day. Careful vigilance of the land section and a good filtration system on the water section will help avoid hygiene headaches. For the most part, their daily care is the same. Give them a fresh bowl of water each day and remove waste on a daily basis. If it is an aquatic turtle, change the water once a week at the least. Most will not have any gravel in the bottom of an aquatic tank. It only increases the amount of labor on aquatic turtles. Keeping a clean environment will enhance the turtle’s health and ultimately its life.
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Can I use Algae Control in my Synodonis catfish tank?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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I would recommend our all natural product called Barley & Peat Extract. It would be safer for scaleless fish.

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I bought Tetra Algae Control at my local pet store as recommended to put in my koi pond. Is it safe for my dogs to drink from the pond now?

Terta Algae Control..... Just want to make sure my dogs can drink from the pond after using the Algae Control. It worked but forgot to ask.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
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Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
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Yes, it is, as long as the product is fully diluted.

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The water in my tank is green and cloudy. I bought Algae Control but I have a large Pleco. Will this harm him?

I vacuumed the tank 2 weeks ago and also did a 1/2 water change. This helped with most of the green water problem, but I still have somewhat green and cloudy water. I have a 32 gallon tank with only 1 large Pleco. I want to fix this problem before I add other fish. Will the Algae Control help this problem?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Tetra Algae Control is safe for freshwater aquariums for fish and live plants that have been set up for more than three months (not for newly established aquariums less than three months old.) Please make sure to remove the carbon filter cartridge while using this product (return after 6-8 hours has passed after adding Tetra Algae Control) but continue to run your filter the entire time. The proper dosage is 1 drop per gallon of water or 1mL per 12 gallons of water. Please follow instructions closely for maximum effectiveness of this product to combat your green (algae) water.
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Why remove Activate Carbon filter 6-8 hour after Dosing Tetra Alge Control ?

What is the reason to remove Carbon Filter?
Why need to wait for 6-8 hours?
When should I put it back?
During Repeated treatment how Carbon Filter should be used?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
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Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Whenever adding a chemical other than a water conditioner, you need to remove the carbon filter so the carbon will not pull the chemical straight back out of the water. In this case, leave it out for 5 or 6 hours, then put it back. The chemical will have a chance to begin to destroy the algae, and then when you put the cartridge back, it will pull out the dead and dying algae. Follow these steps for any dose of algae control.

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I accidentally added way too much algae control to my 40 gallon tank with african ciclhids, they are not acting too happy now. FYI the cap popped off,

Is overdose a concern. Cap should be more secure
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Major water changes are required ASAP. We would also recommend using fresh carbon in your filter system and polyfill.

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I have Black Brush Algae. Can I use this proctuct ?

I have a 25 gal. tank with natural plants and four gold fish. Can I use this product to eliminate black brush algae?
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How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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It will work on most types of algae. With BBA, you will need exceptionally good water quality and a high level of CO2 (around 30 ppm if your fish can handle it) to wipe it out.

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How long should it take for the water to clear after using the Tetra Algae Control?

The water was pretty green. I did a 50% water change prior to adding the Algae Control, removed my filter and am now waiting the prescribed 6 hours before reinserting. I also have a bubble wand going to aid in circulation.
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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Once you replace the filter, it can take up to 3 days to clear. This is a slow moving product due to the fact that we do not want to harm any fish. Wait 3 days, a full 72 hours. If it has not totally cleared, re-dose. Usually, 1 or 2 doses is all you need, but if it does not appear to be clearing, test your pH, and alkalinity as acidic water makes the product less effective, as does extremely hard water.

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is it algae control safe for invertebrates?

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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No, it is not.

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algae control

I got the new algae control because I am having an algal bloom. I read the back of the bottle and asked some friends on an fish site they all told me not to use it it will kill my plants and fish. I also have snails in the tank the bottle said not to use it with shrimp or crabs. I am worried because I don't want anything to happen to my fish or plants if you could let me know I would appreciate it.
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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It is safe to use with live plants, as long as you do not overdose, and have plenty of filtration and aeration. It is not safe with snails; you will need to remove them. They can be placed back in the tank, 24 hours after you do a partial water change after your final dose of the chemical. This is a slow acting chemical, so be sure to give at least 72 hours in between doses. Remove the carbon for 2-3 hours, keep the filter running without it, then replace the carbon for the remainder of the 72 hours.

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We have our aquarium set up for turtles. Two small painted turtles. Recently their everything aquarium has been over run with green algae.

Is this product safe for use with the turtles and if not what can I do about the algae that is building up in there?
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Reptile/Amphibian
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Algae Control has not been tested on turtles, and as turtles can absorb chemicals through their skin, it is best to treat algae by sizing the tank to the size of the turtles, doing weekly, large water changes, and increasing filtration. Also, make sure you are using the proper light for the turtles, and for not more than about 6-8 hours per day.

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How many times a month do i use it???

How long have you owned an aquarium? 6-12 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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If your tank is properly stocked, balanced, and maintained, you should not need this product regularly. It is for situations where you have had to be a little slack in water changes, etc, and need to catch up with the algae in the tank. Always do a water change first, and remove what algae you can, prior to use.

If you are finding that algae grows back quickly you need to find out why, and eliminate the issue.

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Dosage for Algae control

My directions fell off the bottle. what is the recommended dosages for Tetra Algae Control Broad Spectrum Algae Control 3,38 ounce bottle. Thanks.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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1 teaspoon per 60 gallons or 1 ml per 12. Do NOT overdose, do a water change of 25% first. Redose after 3 days, if necessary. Remove carbon for 5-6 hours, keep filter running, add extra air if you can, replace carbon after 5-6 hours.

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