Maintaining a general hardness of water of at least 8 degrees of hardness helps to keep the biological processes working properly thus avoiding stagnation and acidification.
The calcium and magnesium forming the general hardness of water are essential for the proper growth of plants and aquatic micro-organisms which consume unicellular algae and help to keep the water clear.
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NT Labs Mediclay is a Pure High grade ultra fine powered montmorillonite revitaliser clay. NT Labs Mediclay controls waste build up of bacteria and algae pollutants in favour of nitrifiers.
The negative electrostatic charge on the particles of the powder attract the positively charged particles of algae and other suspended matter in the water forming larger clumps which are taken away
Freshly drawn tap water contains chlorine and chloramines, which is added to the water by the water authorities to disinfect and prevent contamination by bacteria and other pathogenic agents. Unfortunately both these compounds are extremely toxic to our koi, causing panic and intense gill irritation amongst other symptoms.Thus when ever tap water is added to the pond, i.e during a water
Years in development, Microbe-Lift Sludge Away speeds up the biological removal of slow to degrade organic waste matter from aquatic pond bottoms that may become toxic to fish and plant life.
As organic solids accumulate on the pond bottom they begin to break down, releasing toxic gasses to the surrounding environment. These gaseous byproducts endanger fish, marine
Our biggest challenge as fish keepers is to create a ‘natural’ healthy environment in our ponds, where the correct balance of beneficial bacteria are allowed to develop and flourish.
The pond and filters in time, will mature to give a balanced eco-system. If this is not achieved, toxic waste that the fish produce will not be effectively removed and will cause stress to the fish and weaken their immune system.
This will lead to a reduction in their ability to fight off potential health problems. Growth and development are also adversely affected and in severe cases, fish losses will occur.
Our ponds are often overstocked, over fed and are treated with aggressive chemicals to kill parasites, fungal or bacterial infections. All of these have a detrimental effect on the balance of bacteria we are trying to maintain in our filters. Even a week on holiday with reduced feeding can cause the bacteria colony to die back.
To assist our own eco-system, we can introduce and supplement the correct beneficial bacteria into our system to accelerate and maintain this natural balancing process. This in turn will lead to clear, well-balanced water and healthier fish. At Koi Carp we are constantly asked for advice on which bacterial and supplement type products we use on our ponds.
We decided to research your needs and find products, that will set new standards for quality and performance. If you need any assistance or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be pleased to help.
Treating your water can be confusing, we have lots of different treatments to keep your pond in the very best of condition.