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How does Hydra Quartz Work and How to Use:
Blanket weed is a widespread nuisance for most pond keepers. Characteristically blanket weed spreads in the form of long filaments and quickly covers the water surface with a woven filamentous growth.
Blanket weed grows fast under sunshine, especially in ornamental ponds with fish. Pond keepers over feed the fish causing additional nutrients (nitrates and ammonia) to leach into the ponds in the form of uneaten fish food and excessive fish excrement. If left unchecked, blanket weed may cause severe oxygen depletion in a water body along with creating stress for the larger fish by hindering their movement.
Pond keepers sometimes pull out the live blanket weed manually; this results in shedding of numerous spores within the water. The spores eventually grow and blanket weed returns in rather severe form covering even larger water surface.
Hydra Quartz is proven as a highly effective treatment to get rid of blanketweed. Product constituents include natural minerals and sequestrants. Hydra Quartz starves the blanket weed by absorbing the nutrients on which the weed survives. The growth dies off normally within two to three days, after which it could be safely removed without the risk of releasing spores into the water.
Hydra Quartz is completely biodegradable and does not remain in the water for long but reverts to oxygen and hydrogen within 48 hours.
What is Blanket weed?
The term blanket weed is used to describe various strains of filamentous algae. Blanket weed may appear in a pond as fine wispy hair like growth on the sides of the ponds. Blanket weed may infest the pond as thick and candy floss looking mass floating freely on the water surface or choking the water plants. Similar to green water causing algae, blanket weed also spreads quickly in sun exposed ponds with nutrient rich water. Blanket weed are unsightly and may choke plants and fish.
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I bought a bigger pack of Hydra Quartz, but the algae/weed disappeared with relatively smaller amount of the product. Would the remaining of Hydra Quartz work with similar efficiency later? What is the shelf life of the product?
Store the remaining of your Hydra Quartz in closed container, above 5°C and use later whenever reapplication of the product is required. Hydra Quartz has a long shelf life of three years.
Do you deliver outside UK? What are your policies regarding deliveries to Spain?
Yes, our products are shipped worldwide. TO know more about our delivery policies for UK and other countries: Click Here
How do I calculate the amount of product required for my pond?
Hydra Quartz is applied according to the volume your pond. You can easily calculate the volume and the quantity of the product required by using following link.
Why is it important to apply Hydra Quartz on the first half and then treat the other half?
Hydra Quartz application is simple in that it requires sprinkling of the product over the problem area. It advised that you cover the pond with Hydra Quartz in parts and not in one go. This is important because the action of the product is swift and the algae/blanket weed begin to die out very quickly once in contact with the product. We do not want the entire water body to be covered by dead algae all at once. Hence, if you carry out the treatment with smaller parts at a time your fish and other aquatic animals would have some space to swim away from dying blanket weed.
Is it safe to use the water from the pond treated with Hydra Quartz to water the plants in the garden center?
Although Hydra Quartz is totally safe for aquatic plants, it is advisable to use the water from the treated pond for garden plants after two days. Hydra Quartz breaks into hydrogen and Oxygen after 48 hours of application leaving behind no residues.