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APT - f Algae Fix for BBA, Hair, String, Fuzz and Filamentous Algae (Planted Aquascape Fish Tank) and APT Fixlite

APT - f Algae Fix for BBA, Hair, String, Fuzz and Filamentous Algae (Planted Aquascape Fish Tank) and APT Fixlite

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APT f

The smarter way to treat algae.
Especially effective algae control for BBA, hair/string/fuzz and most forms of filamentous algae.
Gently biodegrades completely.
Spot-dose up to 1ml per 10L every 24 hours.

Our Starter 100ml Pack comes with a calibrated spot-dosing dropper. 


APT Fixlite

The gentler way to treat algae. 
Specially designed for Mosses, Liverworts (Riccardia, Riccia etc.) Vallisneria (Tape Grass) and more delicate plants. Biodegrades completely. 
Spot-dose up to 1ml per 10L every 24 hours.
Our Starter 100ml Pack comes with a calibrated spot-dosing pipette.


#1 Top algae magnet

Organic waste and decaying matter are top algae triggers.

Regularly change water the 2Hr Way and remove old/ decaying leaves.

Stem plants require replanting of the healthy tops after trimming once or twice. Old deteriorating stems invite algae to bloom.

#2 No copper

The problem is that copper, like other heavy metals, accumulate over time and do long term damage to the tank's ecosystem.

Both APT Fix and APT FIXLITE use active compounds that biodegrade naturally over 12- 24hours, with no nasty residues.

#3 Magic 70

The best natural defence against algae is a healthy dominant plant mass. 70% of a tank's substrate should be planted.

Tanks with large exposed, un-planted areas are far more susceptible to algae, in the same way that fertile open fields invite weeds to grow.


FAQ:

CAN I JUST DOSE STRAIGHT INTO THE TANK?
Yes, but this approach is alot less effective than spot-dosing or drain-dosing. We recommend spot-doing with the included pipette. 

HOW OFTEN CAN I DOSE?
Both APT FIX and APT FIXLITE biodegrade naturally over 12- 24 hours. So you can repeat the recommended dosage very 24 hours.

I HAVE A VERY MATURE TANK WITH LOTS OF ALGAE. WILL FIX / FIX-LITE HELP?
Perhaps. Both FIX and FIXLITE give plants a temporary unfair advantage against algae, and this helps them recover. However, plants that are already very weak may not benefit. In fact, FIX / FIX-LITE may affect them the same way as they impacts algae. 

In a very mature tank, the signs that your plants may be very weak include:
a) Very little, or no new leaves over long periods.
b) Widespread algae on leaves.
c) Melting leaves.

Overall they might still look 'OK' but are extremely fragile. In such cases, FIX / FIX-LITE might affect them the way way they impacts algae. 



 

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