Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL - Tap Water Conditioner is a highly concentrated all-in-one water conditioner that instantly makes tap water safe for fish by removing chlorine, chloramine and detoxifies heavy metals commonly found in tap water. Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL water conditioner instantly removes toxic ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels in your pond. Toxic ammonia is continually released by fish through their gills, urine, and solid waste. Uneaten food and decaying organic matter also add ammonia. Small amounts of ammonia stress fish; large amounts of ammonia will kill fish. This unique formula binds with ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate rendering them non-toxic and allowing the biofilter to remove them more efficiently.
Use at pond start-up and whenever adding or changing water or when tested levels of ammonia, nitrates or nitrite are high. When adding, transporting, or quarantining fish, we recommend using API Pond STRESS COAT™ water conditioner which is ideal for use with Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL water conditioner.
PondCare AQUA ESSENTIAL POND - 1 Gallon (128oz) Bottle
Tap Water Conditioner
Shake bottle well directly before use. Add 50 ml per 500 gallons of pond water to treat tap water. Add 50 ml per 100 gallons of pond water to remove ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. If after 7 days test results still show ammonia or nitrite, perform a partial water change.
Add 0.25 cup for each 500 gallons of pond water to treat tap water. Add 0.25 cup for each 100 gallons of pond water to remove ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate.
Will API® Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL™ affect my pond's protein skimmers?
Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL will not disrupt any type of protein skimmer.
Is there a possibility to overdose Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL in my pond?
When dosing Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL we advise following the directions, but the product formulation does allow for a margin of error in the event a pond is accidentally dosed with slightly higher amount than specified.
Is it safe to use Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL in my pond with other aquatic animals like snails or turtles?
Yes, it is safe to use Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL with other aquatic animals.
Can I use Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL with other API products?
Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL can be used in conjunction with any other API water conditioner or medication.
Will Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL affect the pH in my pond?
When Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL is dosed according to the label the pH will not be affected.
Can I double the dose for Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL if I have high levels of chloramines?
Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL is designed to treat chloramines without the need to use a double dose. For those customers who automatically double dose there is not a problem using Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL for this, but it is not necessary.
How often should I wait between doses of Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL?
Once a dose is provided to the pond, it is recommended to wait for 24 to 48 hours between doses.
How long will Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL bind ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate for?
Once Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL is dosed it will bind the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate for up to 48 hours or longer. Testing is the best way to judge if additional dosing is necessary. In water conditions with highly elevated levels, overstocked with fish, or extremely overfed we always recommend a partial water change after 24 hours to aid the fish in the best water quality. Also, any ammonia or nitrite that is bound by Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL is metabolically available for beneficial bacteria to process. So your biological filters will be able to function when using Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL.
How much ammonia will be removed per dose of Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL?
When treating for ammonia, with a 5 ml/10 gal. dose of Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL, you should expect a 20-40 ppm reduction in ammonia, based on the accuracy of your measurement of your pond volume.
How much nitrite will be removed per dose of Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL?
When treating for nitrite, a 5 mL/10 gal. dose of Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL, you should expect a 15-30 ppm reduction in nitrite, based on the accuracy of your measurement of your pond volume.
How much nitrate will be removed per dose of Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL?
When treating for nitrate, a 5 mL/10 gal. dose of Pond AQUA ESSENTIAL, you should expect a large reduction of nitrate, ~ 40-60 ppm reduction in nitrate, based on the accuracy of your measurement of your pond volume.