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Applied Biochemists Aquashade Aquatic Plant Growth Control, 390704A

SKU: 420191799
Applied Biochemists Aquashade Aquatic Plant Growth Control, 390704A
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121 paragon pkwy
clyde, NC 28721
(828) 454-1054
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More than a colorant, Aquashade® Aquatic Plant Growth Control is a precise EPA-registered blend of dyes proven to control underwater aquatic plants.

Having gone through rigorous testing and reviews, Aquashade® dyes are specifically blended to block the spectrum of sunlight critical to photosynthesis. This powerful formulation helps to control under water weeds, and if used early in the season can prevent algae and weeds altogther.

  • Blue pond colorant inhibits photosynthesis under water
  • Powerful formulation is tested, proven to perform by stopping photosynthesis
  • Easy to apply - just pour around the edges
  • Disperses quickly and evenly within hours
  • Use in conjunction with herbicides or algaecides for control of surface algae mats or shallow-water plants
  • Once dispersed, treated water can be used for swimming, fishing, irrigating and animals drinking the water

Specification Description
Longevity: Effective for several months depending on dilution from rainfall or evaporation
Special Feature(s): Prevent and control under water plants and algae
Country of Origin: Made in USA
Part Number: 390704A
Brand: Applied Biochemists
Form: Liquid
Maximum Recommended Pond Depth: Best results on waters 2 ft. deep or greater.
Application/Use: Pour around pond edges for a beautiful blue pond.
Package Size: 1 gal.
Manufacturer Part Number 390704A
Applied Biochemists Aquashade Aquatic Plant Growth Control, 390704A is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This product works great by effectively blocking sunlight. The die spreads very quickly and Bob had a coverage within an hour or so. Within a week of Saul results with reduced algae.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fish and fowl friendly Makes the water a pretty blue/green and the fish love it.
Date published: 2020-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful color Provides a really nice colorant to ugly summer pond water while providing shade to prevent algae growth.
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good pond treatment Good stuff for your pond, I also use copper sulfate
Date published: 2019-08-06
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How long will this last?

Asked by: Rememberiamdust
You will need to reapply as needed to restore loss of color due to dilution or dye degradation. Often this product has to be added monthly or after heavy rains.
Answered by: JasmineH
Date published: 2019-02-26

is it okay to put into a pond that already has fish in it without harming them? Thank you.

Asked by: Kristyla86
The product is not harmful to fish as long as it is applied per label directions.
Answered by: richardm
Date published: 2020-04-13

Will this kill Duck weed ?

Asked by: Ncnanny
This is not an herbicide and is not designed to kill vegetation, only inhibit growth.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2018-05-23

is this product safe for scaleless koi and koi

Asked by: triplett
Applied Biochemists Aquashade can be used in ponds with Koi and Goldfish. Keep in mind that treatment of aquatic weeds, where the vegetation dies, may result in an oxygen depletion of the water and can cause any species of fish to suffocate. If you have a substantial amount of vegetation that may be effected by this product then treat only 1/2 of the pond at a time.
Answered by: AmandaW
Date published: 2019-05-22

How much would I need to treat a pond 95' x 275' deepest is 6'. Most of algae is in the two to three foot range. i would say the average depth is 4' .

Asked by: Hartz63
We calculated that your pond holds about 781,660 gallons. You would need to use about 60 percent of the 1 gallon bottle or 76.8 fl oz. The entire bottle treats 1.3 million gallons.
Answered by: MatthewL
Date published: 2019-05-28

How much would I need to use for a 3 acre pond? The deepest part is about 8 foot.

Asked by: PattiT52
For a 3 acre pond with an average depth of 4 feet you will use 3.8 gallons to create a 1.5 ppm concentration of Applied Biochemists® Aquashade. The concentration determines the color you want the pond to be, for more information please call the manufacturer at 1-800-558-5106.
Answered by: NRoberts
Date published: 2019-08-30

Will product work for coloring herbicide, and if so will it leave a residue once dry?

Asked by: Gabriel
No, we cannot recommend you use this product for that result.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2016-09-12

My dogs swims  in my pond.  Is it safe for them?

Asked by: Judy23
This product has no restrictions for animal/livestock drinking, irrigation, swimming or fish consumption when used at label rates.
Answered by: JasmineH
Date published: 2019-05-22
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