SeClear is the only EPA-approved algaecide and water quality enhancer. Think of this as a two-in-one product. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about how SeClear can not only kill and control the nuisance algae, but actually improve and restore water quality with each application.
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As an overview, SeClear is the only EPA-approved algaecide and water quality enhancer. Think of this as a two-in-one product. Not only does it kill and control the nuisance algae, but it can actually improve and restore water quality with each application. It can take out a little bit of phosphorus, for example, every time you use it. When used in a program approach, it changes the game by reducing nutrient availability.
Field results with SeClear are pretty powerful. They can happen quite rapidly as well. In this instance, we’re looking at a cyanobacterium in a drinking water reservoir. There was rapid improvement in water quality and clarity following the SeClear application.
Through detailed studies of SeClear, we can see how powerful it is as an algaecide. Not only will it control nuisance and toxin-producing types of algae, but it will also allow for regrowth of beneficial types. Better types of algae, like green algae, can come back, which can move up the food chain while staying at lower densities.
Copper sulfate, on the other hand, can have a little impact on some of those nuisance algae. However, it rapidly regrows. You often fall in the cycle of needing more copper with copper sulfate, as opposed to SeClear. Because copper sulfate isn’t doing anything to address the nutrients, it's not taking out any of the phosphorus.
SeClear can control almost all types of algae. It’s very good on planktonic forms, especially cyanobacteria, the blue-green algae we talked about. They can be the toxin and taste and odor producers in drinking water. SeClear works great on those nasty scum-forming types that you don't want in your system, both proactively and reactively. It also works well in some of those thick, green algal mats that impede your ability to fish and swim in the water, and it can work very well on benthic macroalgae.
There is a granular version of SeClear, SeClear G, that can target benthic mats of both filamentous and macroalgae much better.
To review, SeClear is the only EPA-approved algaecide and water quality enhancer. Think of this as two products in one. It removes phosphorus with each application. It can both control and remove algae from the water column rapidly. Using SeClear can select for good types of algae and allow them to move up the food chain to grow bigger bass, as well.