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Coptrol™ Aquatic Algaecide
For the Safe Control of all Types of Algae in all types of water bodies.
• Kills problem algae (including cyanobacteria)
• Safe & Fast-acting
• APVMA approved
• Suitable for all water bodies (inc. drinking water, irrigation dams, stock watering dams, lakes, ponds & more)
Coptrol is used to treat all types of algae, including cyanobacteria (blue green algae). It is safe to use in drinking water (potable water) and irrigated water. Coptrol is a safe and viable option due to the fact that you can immediately use the treated water for human consumption, stock watering and irrigation after application.
Where does it work?
Coptrol works in virtually all kinds of water. Saltwater or freshwater, turbid or clear, Coptrol helps to get rid of algae and prevents any further growth in a way that’s user-friendly and safe for all.
What is Coptrol?
Coptrol is an Australian made commercial-grade algaecide that is highly concentrated and is safe to use and easy to apply, Coptrol does not harm humans, livestock, fish, domestic pets and aquatic plants. When used according to label instructions, Coptrol is a safe and effective method to stop algae growth, including but not limited to, free-floating and filamentous green algae, green slime algae and brown algae.
How long does it take to work?
Coptrol kills algae quickly – usually within just 72 hours. It’s safe to use in all types of water bodies and is easy to use in accordance with label instructions. Coptrol is easily applied by spraying directly onto the body of water that needs treatment.
Is Coptrol safe?
Coptrol is a noncorrosive viscous liquid that will not corrode metal pumps, fountains or irrigation equipment. Coptrol is APVMA (Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority) approved. Coptrol lets you tackle the problem of algae without having to keep animals and humans away from the treated water after application. Approval from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority – the National Registration Authority for agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
How To Use
How to Use: When used in accordance with the label directions
Methods of Applying Coptrol:
Once diluted, Coptrol can be applied directly from a bucket, watering can, knapsack sprayer, horticulture sprayer, firefighter pump sprayed from the bank, or from boats or aircrafts. Coptrol can also be dripped directly into flowing water in high volume treatments such as flood irrigation water.
Coptrol is solely used for the control of algae and does not control aquatic plants. Common aquatic plants often mistaken for algae are Duckweed, Azolla and Salvinia. Aquatic Technologies has products to assist with the control of aquatic weeds, please view our products here.
Algae Treated What types of algae will Coptrol control?
Coptrol will control all types of Algae in water, including (effectively) all types of cyanobacteria (blue green algae), free-floating and filamentous green algae, including brown slime algae. Specifically, Coptrol will treat Blue Green Algae such as: ● Microcystis (Blue-Green Algae)
● Anabaena (Blue-Green Algae)
● Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae)
● Oscillatoria (Blue-Green Algae)
● Aphanizomenon (Cyanobacteria)
● Dictyosphaerium (Blue-Green Algae) and
● Euglena (Flagellates).
Specifically, Coptrol will treat Filamentous algae such as:
● Cladophora and
Specifically, Coptrol will treat Plant Structured algae such as:
● Chara and
Is Coptrol Safe?
Coptrol is a commercial grade algaecide that is safe and easy to use, APVMA approved and does not harm fish, livestock, plants, pastures or turf irrigated with water treated with Coptrol (when used in accordance with label instructions).
Will Coptrol harm fish?
No, Coptrol will not harm fish or other wildlife (when used in accordance with label instructions).
How does Coptrol work?
Coptrol is an Aquatic Algaecide. When applied to a body of water, the algae present actively seek out the Coptrol and absorb it for its nutritional value. Once Coptrol is absorbed by the algae through the cell wall, digestive enzymes in the algae cells break down the Coptrol compound and then release the active constituent inside the algae cell to kill it.
Can I use chlorine to kill algae?
Chlorine is not an effective way to kill algae, you won’t get a good kill rate using it. Chlorine is more for bacteria treatment or sterilisation.
Is algae harmful to humans and livestock?
A Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB), most cyanobacteria (blue green algae), can be toxic to humans and other animals. Algae are microscopic organisms that live in aquatic environments and photosynthesise to gain energy. In excess, these organisms become visible to the naked eye. Algal blooms vary in colour from brown, red, green or blue/green. Environmental factors such as increased temperature, high levels of nutrients (Nitrogen or Phosphorus), abundant sunlight and still or low-flowing water can trigger these events. HABs can lead to serious health effects in humans and animals such as; general paralysis, gastrointestinal illness, respiratory problems, liver damage and even death. Exposure to contaminated water bodies through both primary and secondary activities can lead to illness with mild symptoms similar to those of heat stroke and food poisoning. In the event of a harmful algal bloom, it is imperative that contact with the water body be avoided, including irrigation.