Which Hydra Product to Use
Before deciding what your water problem is, it is absolutely essential that you take a sample of water from your pond or lake into a clear glass and hold it up to the light; if you just look at the body of water you will never get the true picture.
If the sample is green or cloudy, you either have excessive single cell algae or excessive suspended solids and need Hydra Crystal. If the water looks green in the pond or lake but is crystal clear or very slightly cloudy in the sameple, you have excessive nutrients and need Bio Aquatic Bacteria Boost.
Please refer to the table below to help you select products for other pond conditions.
|Green Water / Cloudy Water Pond With External Filter||Hydra Crystal|
|Green Water / Cloudy Water Pond -Without an External Filter System||Hydra Pond Clear Plus|
|Blanket Weed / String Algae||Hydra Quartz|
|Water looks green in pond, but glass water sample is either crystal clear or very slightly cloudy||Bio Aquatic Bacteria Boost|
|Fish colors dull and washed out||Hydra Enhance|
|Ammonia levels high||Hydra Ammonia Lock|
|Using tap water - treat for chlorine and chloramines||Hydra Aqua Dechlorinator|
|Water pH too low, insufficient carbonate hardness or general hardness||Hydra pH Up (Immediate fix)
Hydra pH Buffer(long term buffering)
|Suspended particles in water - filter system not catching small particles||Hydra Pond Filter Blanket|
|Filter system or water lack sufficient natural bacteria to break down excessive nutrients in the water||Bio Aquatic Bacteria Boost
Lt Extreme Cold Water Bacteria
|Water soluble dyes||Hydra Blue Water Dye|
|Large amounts of foam||Hydra Aqua De-Foam|
|My pond needs more aeration.||Aeration Kits|