Item No.32211 - 1 fl. oz. ; Item No.32244 - 4 fl. oz.
PURPOSE AND BENEFIT
Trans·Clear is a useful water conditioner to reduce water turbidity
in freshwater aquariums or ponds when used with an effective mechanical
filter. Water turbidity is caused by insoluble particles such as silt,
bacteria, algae and colloids. These particles are suspended in the water
and are often difficult to remove by the filter, unless it has been
properly conditioned or packed. Trans·Clear is composed of a
combination of unique synthetic polymeric flocculants and nontoxic polyvalent
metal salts. They form a floc around suspended solids, bridging them
together, producing a precipitate which settles to the bottom and/or
is drawn into the filter. Through this process, the water is left sparkling
clear. An additional benefit is derived from the use of Trans·Clear
in tanks with new filters or aquariums which have been recently cleaned.
The floc adheres to the filter materials, which makes them more effective
in trapping suspended debris. The surface of the filter materials becomes
more attractive and accessible to the filter bed bacteria and aids in
their establishment. The bacteria in turn, utilize the floc as a medium
Contains synthetic polymeric flocculants (polyelectrolytes), nontoxic
polyvalent metal salts, and buffers. Dosage: 1 teaspoon (approximately
5 ml) per 10 to 20 gallons of water.
MODE OF ACTION
The majority of particles causing turbidity in freshwater systems carry
a negative charge. The action of Trans·Clear involves two interacting
processes. The polyelectrolytes (polymers) are large molecules which
carry many positively charged sites along the long chains of the polymers.
When a negatively charged particle contacts one of these positively
charged sites, it becomes bonded to the polymer. Many thousands of these
charged sites are present on the polymer for binding with the suspended
particles in the water. A second component of Trans·Clear (a
flocculating agent) is slowly forming a precipitate simultaneously as
the polymer is removing the suspended particles. The precipitate begins
to fall very slowly and increases in mass. This in turn increases the
rate of descent, and it traps the suspending particles and the polymers
that bind them together. Once the colloidal mass becomes part of the
filter matrix, it begins to capture smaller particles and acts to condition
Trans·Clear is stable indefinitely in solution.
Kordon's Trans·Clear is compatible with NovAqua® (see below).
The polymeric nature of these products complement each other and work
synergistically, making each one more effective than when used separately.
Trans·Clear will not harm aquatic plants. Trans·Clear
should not be used simultaneously with either Hydrogen Peroxide or Potassium
Trans·Clear is not intended for use as a medication or chemotherapeutic
agent. It is restricted for use as a freshwater clarifier and filtration
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
For water clarification and filter aid:
(a) Add 1 teaspoon per 10 to 20 gallons of water. Do not disturb normal
(b) Briefly stir so as to distribute Trans·Clear throughout the
aquarium or pond water.
Note: To increase the effect of Trans·Clear especially in new
tanks or ponds, add Trans·Clear 2 minutes after addition of NovAqua®.
(c) Use once each 24 hours until water is clear of suspended particles.
(d) At the recommended dose, 4 ounces of Trans-Clear will treat up to
480 gallons of water.
No special cautions are required when using this product. An overdose
can temporarily cloud the water due to an excess of colloids, but this
is harmless to the aquatic animals.
The formation of the floc depends upon several factors, including (1)
water temperature, (2) agitation, (3) time available for floc formation,
(4) pH, (5) type of coagulants used. To obtain the maximum benefit of
this product, the aquarist should keep in mind that: (1) Trans·Clear
must be thoroughly mixed throughout the water to work properly; good
mechanical filtration and aeration is important. (2) In temperatures
lower than 10°C (50°F), it will require a longer period for
the floc to form. The floc forms readily when water temperatures are
between 20 and 25°C (68-77°F). (3) An alkaline pH will produce
a more voluminous floc. (4) The coagulants used in Trans·Clear
produce optimal results at a neutral to slight acidic pH.