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Copper Algaecides

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Aquatic Copper Based Algaecides for Lakes and Ponds 

Copper sulfate has been used for algae control since the early 1900s and is used on more surface acres of water than any other product that controls algae or aquatic plants. One of the benefits of copper sulfate is that phytoplanktonic blue-green algae are more sensitive to it than are phytoplanktonic green algae. As a result, noxious blue-green algae can often be removed without harming the green algae, which are usually desirable because they are an important component of the aquatic food chain. Both copper sulfate and the copper chelated products are also used to control mat-forming algae. Liquid formulations of chelated copper products are particularly effective for this purpose because they can be easily mixed with water and sprayed directly onto the algae mats. Copper sulfate and copper chelates are widely used throughout the world to treat reservoirs that collect and store drinking water.

Our ability to safely treat water with copper products to control blue-green and other algae is predicated on the low dosages used, the fact that copper precipitates out of the water and into the sediments within several days in moderately hard to hard waters, and on the inability of copper to bioaccumulate (build up over time) in fauna in the food chain. Animals and humans actually require small amounts of copper in their diets and the element is often included in human vitamin supplements and in animal feed. Copper from treated water that is consumed by humans and 103 other animals passes through the body and is expelled in the urine rather than moving into the body’s tissues. Copper products can be applied to water with no restrictions on water use (e.g., swimming, fishing, drinking); however, they should be used very carefully or not at all in waters that contain sensitive fish species such as trout, koi and goldfish.

Copper products are effective and widely used, but they do not solve the underlying issue of why the algae are there in the first place. These algicides do offer short-term relief, which can be extremely valuable in terms of preventing fish kills (if treatment is initiated before the bloom becomes severe) and opening up the water for fishing, swimming and other activities. However, it is extremely unlikely that copper applications will kill all the algae or their spores, so regrowth almost always occurs. Furthermore, copper products are very short-lived in the water and algae can start to reappear quickly, sometimes within several weeks. As a result, the potential for retreatment has to be part of any management plan that uses copper products.

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Brandt T.A.C. (Total Algae Control) Algaecide/Bactericide

Brandt T.A.C. is an innovative unique formulation used for the suppression of bacterial odors and toxic gases in ponds containing organic matter or algae/bacteria. Brandt T.A.C. may also be used to control algae and bacteria in ponds.

Active Ingredients: Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate 20.0%

EPA Signal Word - DANGER / PELIGRO

From $62.95

Captain Aquatic Algaecide, SePro

´╗┐Captain Aquatic Algaecide is a premium chelated copper algaecide that provides economical and effective control of algae in irrigation ponds and canals. The chelating properties in Captain result in enhanced copper exposure to algae with improved performance when compared to copper sulfate treatments.

Active Ingredient: Copper Ethanolamine Complex 28.2%

EPA Signal Word - DANGER / PELIGRO

From $108.95

Captain XTR Aquatic Algaecide, SePro

Captain XTR Aquatic Algaecide is the best available technology for the control of all types of algae. Captain XTR is optimized to increase the penetration of copper (INFUSION) into algae cells and enhance efficacy. This formulation feature is especially impactful when targeting tough to control mat forming, colonial and mucilaginous species.

Active Ingredient: Copper Ethanolamine Complex 28.2%

EPA Signal Word - DANGER / PELIGRO

From $128.95

Cutrine Plus Algaecide Aquatic Herbicide, Applied Biochemists

Cutrine-Plus Algaecide is one of the most popular algaecides on the market today. It is a double-chelated copper solution effective against a wide variety of algal species. Due to its double-chelate it stays in the water column longer, and in combination with its greater amount of activity in the plant can be much more effective.

Active Ingredient: Copper Ethanolamine Complex 27.9%

EPA Signal Word - CAUTION / PRECAUCION

From $43.95

Cutrine Plus Granular Algaecide Aquatic Herbicide, Applied Biochemists

Cutrine-Plus Granular Algaecide is one of the most popular algaecides on the market today. It is a double-chelated copper solution effective against a wide variety of algal species. Due to its double-chelate it stays in the water column longer, and in combination with its greater amount of activity in the plant can be much more effective.

Active Ingredient: Copper as elemental 3.7%

Signal Word - CAUTION/CAUCION

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From $51.95

Cutrine Ultra Algaecide Aquatic Herbicide, Applied Biochemists

Cutrine Ultra Algaecide Aquatic Herbicide is a chelated copper formulation containing an emulsified surfactant/penetrant combination for highly effective control of coarse (thick cell-walled) filamentous algae, musciaginous (colonial) planktonic algae, Chara and copper-sensitive vascular aquatic plants.

Active Ingredient: Copper as Elimental 9.0%

Signal Word - DANGER/PELIGRO

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From $119.95

Komeen Aquatic Algaecide Herbicide, SePRO

Komeen Aquatic Algaecide Herbicide controls aquatic weeds such as Hydrilla, Egeria and Southern Naiad that can render waterbodies on golf courses, parks and private property unsightly and unusable. Komeen provides consistent and reliable control of these nuisance weeds and more in a wide variety of application situations.

Active Ingredient: Copper Ethylenediamine Complex 22.9%

Signal Word - WARNING/AVISO

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From $123.95

Komeen Crystal Aquatic Herbicide, SePRO

Komeen Crystal Aquatic Herbicide for use in slow-moving or quiescent bodies of water including: golf course, ornamental, fish, and fire ponds.

Active Ingredient: Copper Ethylenediamine Complex 50.0%

Signal Word - DANGER/PELIGRO

In stock, ships within 24 hours.

From $275.95

K-Tea Aquatic Algaecide Herbicide, SePRO

K-Tea Aquatic Algaecide is the best choice for eliminating standing or slow-moving water of unsightly and troublesome planktonic and filamentous algae. Enjoy the performance and application flexibility K-Tea offers as well as the minimum restrictions for its use on a broad spectrum of algae, including Cyanophyceae (blue-green), Chlorophyceae (green), Diatomaceae (diatoms), and Protozoa (flagellates).

Active Ingredient: Copper Treethanolamine 26.7%

EPA Signal Word - CAUTION / PRECAUCION

From $87.95

SeClear Aquatic Algaecide, SePRO

SeClear Aquatic Algaecide, A better technical, operational and economical solution for algae management and water quality improvement.

Active Ingredient: Copper Sulfate Pentahydate 16.2%

EPA Signal Word - CAUTION / PRECAUCION

From $75.95

SeClear G Aquatic Algaecide & Water Quality Enhancer, SePRO

SeClear G Aquatic Algaecide & Water Quality Enhancer, A better technical, operational and economical solution for algae management and water quality improvement.

Active Ingredient: Copper Sulfate Pentahydate 58.9%

EPA Signal Word - WARNING / AVISO

From $245.95