JBL Algol
Anti-algae agent to combat algae in freshwater aquariums

Use biocides carefully. Always read labelling and product information before use.
Registered at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health under BAUA number N-19236
  • For beautiful freshwater aquariums: combats all algae species (even green water = floating algae) intensively
  • Application best in the morning (low pH). A partial water change of 30 % is recommended before use. Ensure there is sufficient oxygen content by aerating during the treatment. Repeat after 5 days if necessary
  • Combats all types of algae in freshwater aquariums. Without copper!
  • Not harmful to fish and microorganisms when used correctly
  • Contents: 1 bottle Algol. To use: 10 ml/40 l water. Example with 60 l aquarium: 15 ml
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basic price 8.78 EUR / 100 ml
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Product information

Appropriate and long-term algae control:
Excessive algae growth always occurs when there are too many nutrients (phosphates and nitrates) in the water. That’s why long-term algae control always works in two steps: it combats algae with the anti-algae agent JBL Algol, then in step 2 it safely binds the nutrients. JBL PhosEx ultra is ideal for this purpose. Adding algae-eating animals, such as sucker catfish, shrimps and snails can also be a great help.

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JBL Algol 100 ml

Art. no.:
2302234
EAN Code:
4014162014092
Content:
100 ml
Range:
400 l
Volume packaging:
0.23 l
Gross weight:
124 g
Net weight:
100 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
30/125/60 mm

Properties

Animal species: Terrapins, Tropical Terrapins, Turtles, Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Cichlids - Algae Eaters, Cichlids - Large “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Catfish, Loaches, Blowfish, Spiny eels & Reedfish, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Juvenile Fish, Silver arowana, Axolotl, Shrimps and dwarf crayfish, Discus fish, Crustaceans, Guppy, fighting fish, Flowerhorn cichlids, shrimps, cichlids: angelfish, discus, snails, molluscs, Axolotl (cool waters), newts (cool waters)
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: 400 L
Material: 3- (4-chlorophenyl) -1-methoxy-1-methyl carbamide, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, methyl paraben, propylene glycol, tartrazine, purified water
Colour: green / white
Dosage: 10 ml per 40 l water for total water volume
Transport conditions: For this type of product we recommend transport and storage at room temperature.

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: 10 ml per 40 l water for total water volume

Technical Data

Height:125 mm
Length:60 mm
Width:30 mm

JBL Algol 250 ml

Art. no.:
2302300
EAN Code:
4014162230232
Content:
250 ml
Range:
1000 l
Volume packaging:
0.46 l
Gross weight:
300.2 g
Net weight:
252 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
33/180/78 mm

Properties

Animal species: Terrapins, Tropical Terrapins, Turtles, Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Cichlids - Algae Eaters, Cichlids - Large “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Catfish, Loaches, Blowfish, Spiny eels & Reedfish, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Juvenile Fish, Silver arowana, Axolotl, Shrimps and dwarf crayfish, Discus fish, Crustaceans, Guppy, fighting fish, Flowerhorn cichlids, shrimps, cichlids: angelfish, discus, snails, molluscs, Axolotl (cool waters), newts (cool waters)
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: 1,000 L
Material: 3- (4-chlorophenyl) -1-methoxy-1-methyl carbamide, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, methyl paraben, propylene glycol, tartrazine, purified water
Colour: green / white
Dosage: 10 ml per 40 l water for total water volume
Transport conditions: For this type of product we recommend transport and storage at room temperature.

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: 10 ml per 40 l water for total water volume

Technical Data

Height:180 mm
Length:78 mm
Width:33 mm
FAQ
When do I change the water when using the anti-algae agent JBL Algol?

The start of the application of the anti-algae agent begins with a partial water change of at least 30 %, as described on the product label. A re-dosing is possible after 5 days in case of persistent infestation. Carry out a new water change before re-dosing. If the application is not repeated, a water change is still recommended to reduce the water pollution caused by dead algae.

What happens to the algae after I use an anti-algae agent?

Any anti-algae agent, such as JBL AlgoPond forte, AlgoPond green or Algol cause the dead algae to decompose biologically and then be broken down bacterially. This in turn leads to an enormous oxygen consumption by the bacteria (nitrification) and to the release of the nutrients nitrate and phosphate, which were "bound" in the algae. In principle, this feeds the next generation of algae. This is the reason why JBL always recommends binding the released nutrients as the last step in algae control after the targeted control of the algae with an anti-algae agent. Since it is sufficient to remove one of the two nutrients, we recommend you remove the phosphate, and this can easily be carried out with a good phosphate remover (JBL PhosEx Pond or JBL PhosEx).

By the way, it is always better to remove dying or dead algae by hand. The fewer algae are degraded, the fewer nutrients are released again!

Is JBL Algol harmful for my shrimps?

Negative effects of JBL Algol on freshwater shrimps cannot be ruled out, especially on sensitive dwarf shrimps.

In what intervals can JBL Algol be dosed ?

We recommend an interval of 7 days when dosing JBL Algol again. Please ensure that a water change of 50-70% is carried out before each dose.

Please note that we cannot rule out adverse effects on aquatic plants after repeated applications. Furthermore JBL Algol does not eliminate the cause of emerging algae growth. For this please examine the care and maintenance of your aquarium.

How do mosses react to JBL Algol?

When dealing with mosses, one must always reckon with sensitivities to Algol, depending on the species, with this always applying to moss balls. Midget shrimps can also exhibit a sensitive reaction to Algol; our experience varies according to the species. The general water parameters are also important.

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14.10.2016

JBL receives the European authorisation to sell anti-algae agents

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Instructions

safety instructions

Safety information
JBL Algol - safety information in accordance with GHS
Risk phrase
H412: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
safety note
P101: If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P103: Read carefully and follow all instructions.
P273: Avoid release to the environment.
P501a: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulations.
Customer reviews

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J. Daniau - French
2021-11-09T15:33:35Z

Produit efficace contre les algues, à utilisé le matin quand le ph est bas, attention ne pas utiliser dans un aquarium contenant des crevettes. Je recommande ce produit.


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