Aquashade Aquatic Plant Growth Control is a blend of blue and yellow dyes which shades specific portions of the sunlight spectrum (red-orange and blue-violet) required by underwater aquatic plant and algae growth. This shading inhibits photosynthesis in young, bottom growth and may prevent development altogether if the color is maintained throughout the early season. Aquashade is primarily effective in water deeper than two feet, floating plants such as lilies are unaffected by this product if they have already reached the surface. Water treated with Aquashade will retain a light aqua-blue tint following application.
Where to apply:
Aquashade is for use in: Natural and Manmade contained lakes and ponds
(ornamental, recreational, fish-rearing or fish farming) with little or no outflow of
water, golf course ponds, and watering turf.
When to Apply:
For best results, apply Aquashade as a Pre-Emergent (prior to plant germination) before the growing season. Use of Aquashade during the growing season will suppress the rate and extent of underwater growth, but may not eliminate it. Either allow at least one hour for Aquashade to disperse throughout the water body before using water for swimming, irrigation or livestock watering, or avoid pouring concentrate within 50 ft. of these intake/use areas, allowing dye to self-disperse into them.
How to Apply:
Measure out required amount of Aquashade into a pourable container or apply directly from the product container by pouring around shoreline water and/or in offshore areas from a boat. Aquashade will mix throughout the water on its own; however, more widespread application or aeration devices/fountains will provide quicker dispersion. In freezing climates, Aquashade may be poured onto the ICE in a 3 foot (1 meter) diameter circle it will melt a hole and disperse underneath. (Be certain ice conditions are safe before making application.)
• Acid Blue 9*............................23.63%
• Acid Yellow 23**.................... 2.39%
• INERT INGREDIENTS….....73.09%
*info from Applied Biochemists
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