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Excalibar Aquatic Algae Inhibitor

Excalibar Aquatic Algae Inhibitor

Excalibar is an established, environment-friendly extract of barley straw treatment. Extract of decomposed barley straw is scientifically proven to control the growth of green-water, bluegreen and filamentous ("blanket weed") algae in bodies water, resulting from an imbalance in the aquatic ecosystem. Ideal for use in ponds on public and private estate gardens.

Where there are insufficient water plants present, species of algae are the first to 'grab' available nutrients when temperature and light levels increase in the spring. Rapid growth of algae can quickly shade or smother desirable water plants, making algae the dominant recyclers of nutrients. If this annual cycle can be broken, water plants can re-establish a long-lasting balance.

Excalibar is 100% active from the moment it is poured into the water, and can block further growth of the suceptable algae present.

Produced under carefully controlled conditions, and batch-tested to maintain consistent concentrations of anti-algae compounds, Excalibar Aquatic Algae Inhibitor comes as an easily applied solution, and is environmentally friendly, harmless to fish, invertebrates and wildlife.

Recommended Use of Excalibur

As a Preventative

Because the barley straw extracts in Excalibur inhibit the growth of algae rather than directly killing it, Excalibar Aquatic Algae Inhibitor should ideally be used as a preventive tool, and added in the spring, before the algae begin to grow strongly.

As a Curative

Excalibar can still be used under active algal bloom conditions, but may take some weeks to bring the bloom under control whilst the algal cells expire. Suspended algae (green and bluegreen species) succumb to Excalibar more quickly than filamentous types.

Note: Some species of algae, for example some diatoms (which are brown in colour) have limited susceptibility to the active compounds in decomposed barley straw. Suspended solids could also reduce the effectiveness of Excalibar.

Excalibar complements a wide range of other pond remedies and water management products, such as aeration equipment.

Application Rates

Surface Area of Water Body Application Type Application Rate Pond Water Volume Application Frequency
< 4,000 m2 Preventative
(before algae growth)
200 ml Per 45,000 L Weekly
(increasing to twice
weekly in hot weather)
(existing algae problem)
Initial Dose 1 L
Repeat Dose 200 ml
Surface Area of Water Body Application Type Application Rate Pond Surface Area Application Frequency
> 4,000 m2 Preventative
(before algae growth)
5 L Per 4,046 m2
(1 acre)
Once per week for
the first two weeks
1 L Once per week until the
end of the growing season
(existing algae problem)
Initial Dose 5 L Every 3 - 4 days
for 2 - 3 weeks
Repeat Dose 1 L Once per week until the
end of the growing season

Spread doses evenly over the pond surface (diluting with pond water can help). Overdosing not possible.

Please Note: Excalibar is not a herbicide.

Excalibar is a registered trademark of Spirex Aquatec Ltd .

For further information regarding Excalibar Aquatic Inhibitor, please contact our technical sales team on 01952 641949.

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For large orders, please be aware that if you require a smaller 7.5 tonne lorry, the maximum weight for pallets is 750 kg - otherwise the standard pallet size limit of 1000 kg applies.

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