ANTI ALGAE TREATMENT

PROTALON 707

PROTALON 707 will eliminate all algae in your aquarium and should be used whenever algae problems are encountered! Unlike other treatments, it does not harm aquarium plants – it actually helps them grow – and it is safe for fish and filters. The unique two bottle treatment provides you with an effective algicide and plant boost in one treatment. 

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PRODUCT FEATURES

PROTALON 707
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SYMPTOMS

GREEN ALGAE

GREEN ALGAE

DIATOMS ALGAE

BROWN SLIME ALGAE

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

SUSPENDED ALGAE

FILAMENTOUS ALGAE

BEARD / HAIR ALGAE

SLIME ALGAE

QUESTIONS?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our products are designed to be simple, safe & easy to use, but if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. But before you do, please check our Frequently Asked Questions below to see if your question has already been answered.

  • Always read the leaflet before use;
  • This product may stain if spilt;
  • The product may discolour the water;
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets;
  • Do not use with animals that are intended for consumption;
  • Store bottle and leaflet in original packaging;
  • For use in freshwater aquariums only;
  • Keep away from cuts, eyes and other sensitive areas;
  • This information is general product information, not to be mistaken for the instruction leaflet. No rights can be derived from this F.A.Q.!

A small amount of the ‘right’ algae is natural in an aquarium and can even be beneficial for your fish. Temporary blooms can occur – especially in new aquariums – and they often go of their own accord. Algae blooms can die off when their nutrient supply is exhausted. The resulting dead algae should be removed before it causes poor water quality as a result of rotting. However, it is the persistent and excessive algae growth that poses problems. Excessive algae looks unsightly by attaching to the glass and decor and impeding your view of the fish and plants. It can also affect the water quality, causing your fish to suffer gill irritation. Excessive algae growth can pose a threat to aquarium plants, as it can settle on the leaves and reduce their ability to photosynthesize.

Excessive algae growth
Excessive algae growth is easy to spot with the naked eye and can take many forms. Most algae are either slimy, hair- or thread-like, powdery or suspended in the water. They are usually either green or reddish / brown in colour. Algae growth usually begins with a thin brown film of algae covering the whole aquarium. If this is left untreated, a bloom of free floating algae cells may develop, leading to dark green slimy sheets covering plants, decor and substrate.

A list of specific disease organisms and conditions that PROTALON 707 treats:

  • Filamentous algae;
  • Slime algae (covers everything with a green, jelly like material);
  • Beard / hair algae (tufts from black to green);
  • Brown slime algae / black algae;
  • Blue-green algae (not real algae, but responds to PROTALON 707);
  • Suspended algae (causes green water in aquarium);
  • Green algae (harmless in small quantities – can be healthy – uses up excess nutrients);


PROTALON 707 also treats most transitional forms of algae. There are over 25,000 species!

  • You can use PROTALON 707 in freshwater aquariums with ornamental fish.
  • When dosed correctly under normal conditions, the components of PROTALON 707 work slowly and are safe for fish and plants. At first your water may become slightly cloudy, but this is harmless to fish and plants and it will disappear within a couple of hours.

Algae removal
In extreme cases – more algae than plants – remove as much algae as possible from your aquarium by hand. Rotting material is not good for your water quality or for your fish.

CO2 and plant food
Turn off your CO2-installation and do not add any plant food/fertilisers as these also stimulate algae growth.

Aquatic snails
PROTALON 707 may kill aquatic snails. Remove them before starting the treatment.

Filtering
You may continue to filter over non-adsorbing materials such as filter-wool, sand, gravel, etc. Always remove chemical ‘active’ filter media such as (fresh) activated carbon, UV (lights), oxidisers, resins and protein skimmers, as these can have a negative influence on the action of PROTALON 707. Keep filters running day and night.

Overdosing
It is not recommended to add more than the advised dosage when using PROTALON 707.

Other treatments (from other manufacturers)
Never combine treatments unless the manufacturer specifically states that it is safe to do so. If you wish to use another treatment straight after using PROTALON 707, you can remove all PROTALON 707 components by filtering over fresh active carbon.

It is generally not necessary to do a water change before using PROTALON 707. However, there are a few exceptions where a partial water change should be carried out before treating the aquarium:

  1. In the case of poor water quality. Regular testing with eSHa AQUA-QUICK-TEST can identify water quality problems in time to take corrective action when needed;
  2. If you are close to your regular water change;
  3. If using any waterconditioners (see general questions: how can I safely add tap water when doing a water change, without adding (too much) water conditioner?);
  4. If you have just used or are using another treatment: 2 x 40% water changes should be carried out over a period of two days + appropriate filtering (i.e. carbon).


Replacing some of the water during or after treatment effectively removes some of the treatment. Compensate by adding a proportional amount of medication after a water change.

  1. To treat the disease organisms and conditions, use a 7 day treatment plan of PROTALON 707 over a 1 week period: dose on day 1 (bottle A) & 2 (bottle A) & 3 (bottle A + B) according to the calculations and skip day 4 & 5. Then on day 6 (bottle A + B) & 7 (bottle A), dose the calculated dosage. Calculate the volume of your aquarium (only the area occupied by water). You can use the Dosage Calculator to calculate the correct dosage.
  2. Add drops of PROTALON 707 to your aquarium by holding the bottle upside down and squeezing the pipette (20 drops = 1 ml).
  3. After the treatment, the remaining solution in bottle B can be used to aid your plants / suppress algae: once every 2 weeks (10 drops per 100 litres).


In very extreme cases – more algae than plants – the cure must be repeated after 14 days.

After the treatment, the remaining solution in bottle B can be used to aid your plants / suppress algae: once every 2 weeks (10 drops per 100 litres). In very extreme cases (more algae than plants) the cure must be repeated after 14 days. In case of no or unsatisfactory results, change 50% water twice without a chlorinator or metal binders. In case of complications of an unknown nature, immediately change the water partially and contact your specialist dealer. The product will biodegrade. Do you want to remove the active substances quickly, then we recommend filtering over fresh activated carbon.

After an illness we strongly recommend that you give your fish a daily dose of eSHa OPTIMA, to keep them in good health. eSHa OPTIMA is a unique combination of the essential components found in tropical rivers, lakes and streams. These components are blended with trace elements, minerals, vitamins and natural growth enhancers to give your fish what they are accustomed to in their natural environment. eSHa OPTIMA stimulates and supports the natural immune defences and speeds up full recovery from illness. 

For marine aquariums we strongly recommend to give your fish a dose of MINAROLL after an illness. MINAROLL is a blend of trace elements, vitamins and minerals, designed to keep your fish in the best of health. It stimulates and supports the natural immune defences and it speeds up a full recovery from illness. It can also be used in freshwater aquariums.

We do not recommend using other eSHa products while using PROTALON 707.

There are many causes of algae growth in aquariums. The main causes of algae growth are biological and one of the biggest problems many aquarists have to deal with is trying to control these biological causes.

More specifically, algae flourish on a diet of nitrates and phosphates and light of the right spectrum. However, numerous other factors affect algae growth and it is almost impossible to be certain of the exact cause of an algae problem. Therefore, the best action is to try and maintain a good biological balance in your aquarium. This will reduce the likelihood of algae growth and to keep algae and their annoying side effects at bay.

Achieving a good biological balance is more likely to result when you have the following:

A dense growth of healthy aquarium plants;

  1. Sufficient light (check wattage and time);
  2. A stock of fish suitable for the environment;
  3. Regular refreshment of water (approx. 20 to 25% – refer to a specialist aquarium guide);
  4. Discussion of your problems with your dealer (who should be happy to give you advice).

PROTALON 707 is a unique two bottle treatment. The two bottles work together to provide you with an effective algicide and a plant boost in one treatment. At the same time, PROTALON 707 rids cloudy water caused by algae blooms and helps prevent the return of algae.

The components of PROTALON 707 work slowly and in harmony, therefore the danger of mistreating the aquarium water, with all the adverse consequences this entails, has been eliminated. PROTALON 707 bottles A and B work together to achieve a healthy and algae-free aquarium.

Depending on the algae species and the composition of the water, the process of ‘algae -removal’ takes within two to six weeks. However, you will begin to notice the effect within a few days.

When dosed correctly under normal conditions, the components of PROTALON 707 work slowly and are well tolerated by ornamental fish and plants in freshwater aquariums. At first your water may become slightly cloudy, but this is harmless to fish and plants and it will disappear within a couple of hours.

When treating beard algae, a small transparent circle may develop in the leaves of your plants. This is nothing to worry about and within three to four days you will suddenly notice that your plants are unusually clean and vibrant. There will be no side-effects, in fact, you will see your vegetation proliferate.

CALCULATE IT YOURSELF

DOSAGE CALCULATOR

This dosage calculator is a tool to calculate the standard dosage for normal aquariums. Although this calculator is carefully put together, we strongly advise to read the product instructions and leaflet carefully.

EXACT DOSAGES

DOSAGE CALCULATOR

Please refer to the RESULTS to get your dosage plan!

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In case you do not have a normal aquarium, you have to adjust the dosage accordingly. For example, if you have large amounts of rocks, stones or other deco material the dosage needs to be decreased. If you have an oversized external filter the dosage needs to be increased.

ATTENTION:

Your aquarium is smaller than 30 liters, this is smaller than the average aquarium, please check your parameters. If your parameters are correct, you can continue calculating your dosage.

ATTENTION:

Your aquarium is larger than 300 liters, this is larger than the average aquarium, please check your parameters. If your parameters are correct, you can continue calculating your dosage.

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PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY LIST

We often get questions if our products are safe to use with certain types of animals. After testing our products carefully, we have put together an overview that shows which product are safe to use with your beloved aquarium creatures.

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PRODUCT SHRIMP SNAILS / MUSSELS FROGS CORALS AXOLOTLS

eSHa 2000

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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EXIT

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

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GASTROPEX

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

-

HEXAMITA

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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PRO-PHYLL

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

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eSHa OPTIMA

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

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PROTALON

707 / 7.0.7 / 727

Yes ¹

No

Yes

N/A

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GOLDY

No

No

Yes

N/A

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TORTUFIT

No

No

Yes

N/A

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eSHa gdex

Yes

Yes ²

Yes

?

-

eSHa -ndx

Yes

Yes ²

Yes

?

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eSHa alx

No

?

Yes

?

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CRYPTO-PLUS

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

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TRIMARIN

No

No

N/A

No

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OODINEX

Yes

No

N/A

Yes

-

MINAROLL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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