| KORDON'S NovAqua is a unique and safe combination of chemical compounds
that produce highly desirable effects in freshwater and marine systems.
NovAqua provides a protective colloid coating on a fish's body when the
natural slime has been removed due to injury, disease or rough handling.
The coating acts like an invisible bandage, providing a barrier against
serious loss of internal fluids and electrolytes and protects damaged
areas of the body against external toxins and disease causing organisms.
NovAqua also aids in concentrating certain drugs and antibacterials at
the diseased or damaged site. NovAqua detoxifies heavy metals and is capable
of eliminating free copper ions from solution. NovAqua contains cations
and anions that are required by freshwater fishes. Freshwater fishes remove
these ions from water via the gills. The need for these ions is increased
during times of stress. NovAqua also neutralizes chlorine (free and combined).
Its buffering action is designed to assist aquatic organisms in adapting
to new environments and to prevent pH shock. NovAqua can safely be added
to existing aquariums or to new water being used for water changes.
NovAqua is available in the following sizes:
| 1/4 fl. oz.
|| plastic pouch - treats up to 20 gallons, 72 per tub
| 1/4 fl. oz.
|| plastic pouch - treats up to 20 gallons, 144 bulk
| 1 fl. oz.
|| bottle - treats 60 gallons
| 4 fl. oz.
|| bottle - treats 240 gallons
| 8 fl. oz.
|| bottle - treats 480 gallons
| 16 fl. oz.
|| bottle - treats 960 gallons
| 1 gallon
|| jug treats 7,693 gallons
| 5 gallon
||poly lined carton with valve- treats 38,468 gallons
PURPOSE AND BENEFITS
NovAqua is a unique combination of chemical compounds and inorganic
salts that produce highly desirable effects in freshwater and marine
systems. There are many imitations of NovAqua but none can compare with
the original "Bandage in the Bottle" in composition and effectiveness.
The advantages of using NovAqua are:
1. Provides a protective colloid coating on the fish's body during injury.
NovAqua utilizes a unique system for supplying fishes with a protective
synthetic film "slime coating" which forms rapidly on damaged
areas. As the fish recovers, the natural slime layer is replaced and
the synthetic coat is sloughed off the fish's body. The action of NovAqua
results in a "bandaging effect" on the body of the fish. The
action of this coat provides a barrier against serious loss of internal
fluids and electrolytes and protects damaged areas of the body against
external toxins and disease causing organisms. NovAqua also aids in
concentrating certain drugs and antibacterials at the diseased or damaged
2. Neutralizes chlorine, iodine and chloramine.
NovAqua contains a two-component system which reutralizes free and combined
chlorine (chloramine) and iodine in water. NovAqua is designed to neutralize
up to 3.75 ppm of chlorine (free and combined). As a dechlorinator alone,
NovAqua out-performs the majority of the best selling dechlorinators
on the market.
3. Buffers Fresh water.
NovAqua contains a high capacity buffering system that is active in
fresh water. This system tends to temporarily buffer fresh water near
the neutral point. This temporary buffering action is designed to assist
aquatic organisms in adapting to new environments and to prevent pH
4. Detoxifies Heavy Metals.
NovAqua detoxifies heavy metals that even in low concentrations can
be toxic to many aquatic organisms. Toxic metal ions in water can come
from various sources including home plumbing, medications, lead placed
in the aquarium, etc. The detoxifying process of NovAqua precipitates
the metal ions into harmless compounds rather than chelating them. NovAqua
is fully capable of precipitating free copper ions (Cu++) from solution,
up to 1.17 ppm. NovAqua forms a unique insoluble, polymeric salt with
heavy metals that is stable under conditions of both high and low pH.
This is a notable advantage over other products that rely strictly upon
the chelation process. Such chelates are unstable, pH dependent, and
can exchange their "bound" metal ion for another, releasing
toxic ions into the water.
5. Increases available Electrolytes.
NovAqua contains elements (cations and anions) that are required by
freshwater fishes. Marine fishes obtain their required ions by "drinking
seawater", however, freshwater fishes do not. Freshwater fishes
selectively remove required ions from water via the gills. The need
for certain ions is increased during times of stress. NovAqua provides
the electrolytes needed during periods of damage and shock in freshwater
6. Reduces toxicity of nitrite
Novaqua's special clorides help reduce the toxic effects of nitrite
by blocking the uptake of nitrite by the animal.
Contains a buffering system, synthetic polymers, reducing agents (dechlorinators)
electrolytes and product stabilizers. Dosage: Use 1 teaspoon (approximately
5 ml) per 10 gallons of water. When using at the recommended dose, 4
ounces of NovAqua will treat 240 gallons of water.
Properly stored, NovAqua is stable for up to 5 years in solution. NovAqua
must not be frozen. If the product is suspected of being frozen, inspect
the contents for evidence of crystals. If crystals have formed, the
product should be discarded. Normally NovAqua should have a clear to
slightly cloudy appearance. Do not use if it has a milky appearance.
NovAqua does not become toxic with age or freezing, but its effectiveness
Kordon's NovAqua is compatible with the majority of nonoxidizing medications
used in the control of fish diseases. NovAqua will precipitate ionic
(non-chelated) copper but will react only slowly with chelated coppers.
This product is safe for use in established aquaria and will not interfere
in normal biological filtration.
NovAqua is not a medication or chemotherapeutic agent and is not indicated
for any specific disease. Its intended use is as a multipurpose water
No cautions are required in the use of this product. NovAqua does not
reach toxic levels with regular use or even upon accidental or purposeful
The use of NovAqua is suggested for the following conditions at the
rate of 1 teaspoon per 10 gallons of water:
Use at recommended dosage. Add to the water when setting up a new tank,
before the fish are added. Add to new water each time a water change
If water is suspected of containing chloramines (a complex of chlorine
and ammonia) or ammonia, the following procedure should be used to protect
your fish and invertebrates: (1) Add NovAqua to protect the fish from
stress, add a protective slime coat and prevent shock; (2) Add Kordon's
AmQuel® to remove ammonia and chloramines from the water.
Fish and invertebrate shipping/receiving.
NovAqua can be added to the shipping water before fish or invertebrates
are shipped and after receiving. The use of NovAqua will reduce stress,
osmotic shock and possible chemical poisoning. The use of NovAqua also
reduces the probability of infection and increases the chances of recovery.
It is recommended that Kordon's AmQuel also be added to shipping water
to reduce toxic effects of free ammonia during shipping.
Fish transport from shops.
The use of NovAqua will reduce stress and osmotic shock. Use at the
recommended dosage (10 drops will treat 1 gallon). Add to the water
in plastic bags containing the fish before transporting from shop to
Transportation of Aquarium plants.
Mix a solution of NovAqua as directed under "Suggested Usage".
Dip each plant into the solution. Wrap for shipment. NovAqua acts as
a humectant, holding moisture in the plants over extended periods of
Fewer losses will be incurred due to stress, osmotic shock and chemical
poisoning if newly captured specimens are transferred immediately to
water pretreated at the normal dose with NovAqua.