Ripple Aquaplast’s Algae Treatment Service Effectively Combats Algal Growth in Your Water Supply
Coloured dyes provide a safe non-toxic solution to algae control
Pond and lake dyes effectively combat algal growth in bodies of water by interrupting the photosynthesis cycle. Once the dye has dispersed into the water, it prevents the sun’s red light from reaching submerged weeds and algae. Acting as a light filter, similar to how sunglasses block UV radiation, our solution blocks out the red light needed for photosynthesis.
Using Ripple Aquaplast's control solution, you can combat algae from its foundations, rather than applying continuous doses of algaecides, which could have negative after effects. Algae depends on nutrients and sunlight to thrive. In some cases it will only need one or the other in high enough quantities to grow. By preventing both high nutrient load and excessive sunlight we can combat algae growth.
Ripple Aquaplast’s lake and pond colours are specially-formulated, food approved dyes. They are manufactured using the highest quality colours, rigorously tested to EU food additive standards. Our pond dyes are safe to use for humans, animals, fish, amphibians and insects.
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It can be very time consuming to repeatedly clear submerged weeds and algae that choke your water supply. Applying our non-toxic dyes to control algae works because the coloured dye filters sunlight to disrupt the process of photosynthesis. This results in submerged weeds and algae being unable to grow, putting an end to the unsightly nuisance.
What is Daylight?
Daylight (or white light) is made up of a series of colours, collectively referred to as a spectrum. This is known because when a beam of white light is passed through a glass prism; the white light splits into seven visible colours with red shades at one end through to blues and violets at the other.
Filters Block Colours
When a white light source has a coloured filter placed over the beam the observer will then see the light as a colour, i.e. a green filter shows as green – blue as blue, etc. It is useful to realise that when white light hits the filter, the other colours are being blocked. The filter is allowing only certain colours of the spectrum through.
Ripple Aquaplast's Dyes Blocks the Red Spectrum
By adding Ripple Aquaplast's Dyes to water, a filter is being created to block colours from the red end of the spectrum getting through to the bottom of your pond or lake.
How does this help?
Photosynthesis needs red light. All plants, surface or submerged use the process of photosynthesis to thrive and grow and the whole process relies on red light to drive it. By adding a filter to the pond or lake water you are blocking some, or all, of the red light and the process of photosynthesis is interrupted, with the result of little or no further growth.