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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Algone effect pH or water hardness?

Algone does not alter the pH level of the aquarium and will not affect the water hardness.

Can Algone be recharged?

No, Algone can not be recharged. Simply discard any used product and replace with fresh Algone Pouches.

How much Algone will I need?

During the initial application the Algone should be replaced weekly. Once the aquarium is balanced, crystal clear, and nitrates are at desired levels Algone can be used every 2 – 4 weeks for preventive maintenance.

Are there any side effects?

There are no side effects. Algone is free of chemicals and is non-toxic. Algone is an all-natural, organic treatment that gently balances the aquarium.

Does Algone clear cloudy aquarium water?

Algone polishes the water and removes waste and pollutants that causes water to become cloudy. While other treatments only provide for a temporary ‘cosmetic’ fix of the problem Algone corrects the cause, therefore providing a lasting solution.

Will Algone harm my plants?

Nitrate forms constantly and is available to the plants even at undetectable levels. Replace Algone less frequently if older leaves show a slight yellowish/red discoloration (nitrogen deficiency). As a notable benefit Algone enhances the bio-availability of certain nutrients and minerals essential to plant growth.

Will my algae eater starve?

Algae are a natural part of a balanced and well maintained aquarium. A balanced tank will always produce some algae but never enough to take over or become a nuissance. Keeping nitrates low is key to controlling algae but minimal growth will always be present, providing enough food for any algae eaters in the tank.

How much nitrate will Algone remove?

Nitrates will be lowered to almost undetectable levels. The time frame depends on several conditions. Nitrate is the result of pollutants in the aquarium. An aquarium with relatively low pollution can be treated in as little as 5 days. A heavily polluted tank can require several weeks to treat. In either case it is extremely helpful to limit the amount of waste entering the tank. The main cause of excessive waste is overfeeding. We therefore strongly recommend feeding as little as once every other day while recovering a failing tank with Algone.

Can Algone be used with activated carbon?

Algone can be used in combination with all commonly available aquarium additives. The effectiveness of Algone will not be affected.

Does Algone remove medication?

No, Algone does not remove any medication and can therefore remain in the filter while treating the aquarium for other problems.

Can I use Algone in a 5 gallon aquarium?

Algone is safe and effective for use in any size aquarium. Use in tanks ranging from one to thousands of gallons. Algone is used by hobbyists, retailers, breeders, aquarium maintenance professionals, and even professional zookeepers.

How do I use Algone?

Algone is placed directly into the filtration system. The Algone Pouch will fit any filter type or sump.

For problem solving (to clear cloudy water or reduce nitrates & ammonia) apply Algone once a week until you have achieved desired results.

Use Algone one to two times a month for preventive maintenance in the healthy aquarium.

Is Algone safe for corals?

Yes, Algone is safe for corals, polyps, and live rock. Algone creates and maintains a low nitrate environment in which corals and polyps can thrive.

Does Algone work in a saltwater aquarium?

Yes, Algone can be used in saltwater, as well as reef and brackish tanks. Algone is non-toxic and chemical-free, making it a great choice for sensitive aquatic eco-systems. It performs with the same efficiency as it does in freshwater aquariums.

Is Algone safe for my fish?

Yes, Algone is completely safe, even for use in aquariums with the most sensitive species including invertebrates. Algone is safe for fresh and saltwater fish, snails, turtles, and crustaceans.