Product Overview

Highly concentrated EPA registered lake and pond colorant

More than a colorant. Aquashade® Aquatic Plant Growth Control is a precise EPA registered blend of dyes proven to control underwater aquatic plants by limiting sunlight available for photosynthesis.

  • Inhibits photosynthesis under water
  • Powerful formulation is tested, proven to perform by stopping photosynthesis
  • The choice of professional applicators to prevent and control under water weeds
  • Most effective in water deeper than two feet
  • Use in conjunction with herbicides or algaecides for control of surface algae mats or shallow-water plants.

Highly concentrated EPA registered lake and pond colorant


Make sure the Applied Biochemist (AB) brand of products in your inventory are currently approved and registered for use in your state.

The Applied Biochemist brand products purchased by SePRO have been in transition from a regulatory process since the acquisition. All are federally registered and all existing AB factory manufactured (non-SePRO manufactured) inventory remains registered. Please visit to check for registered states.

Some of the new SePRO facility produced brand of AB products are still waiting for state registration approval. Although federally approved for many months, state registrations are still required and in process. State registrations are being updated daily. Please visit for the most up to date information. To check the current state registration status for a SePRO brand AB product, choose a product and click “REGISTERED STATES”.

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Treating at 0.8 ppm controls most underwater aquatic plants. Using a rate of 1.5 to 2.0 ppm will provide better control in shallow waters or where plants are within 2 feet of the water surface.​

Pour directly into water. Dispersion can be accelerated by applying in several areas around the treatment site, or allowing fountains/aerators to run.

For best results, apply early in the season, prior to plant germination. ​


Waters treated with this product may be used for swimming, fishing, further potable water treatment, livestock watering or irrigating turf, ornamental plants or crops after treatment. Do not use in waters containing Koi and hybrid goldfish. Not intended for use in small volume, garden pond systems.

Experts in Aquatic Solutions

SePRO’s Technical Specialists are trained to assist you with your toughest issues, from aquatic weeds that keep coming back to nusiance or toxic algae that are plaguing a water body. See how we can help.