K+ Sinking Filter Media
K+ Sinking Filter Media

K+ Sinking Filter Media

New advanced filtration media

Plastic media, for use in biological pond filters – specifically in moving bed bio reactors, was pioneered by Evolution Aqua, some 20 years ago. In recent years, other plastic media have come onto the market, usually with the aim of trying to get more and more surface area. However, one drawback to using plastic media has always been the time it takes to establish a stable biofilm – essential for good filtration.

After many years of research, Evolution Aqua have now developed a new media that not only gives class leading surface area, but also overcomes the problem of long maturation times.

Class leading surface area

K+ Sinking Filter Media is designed and manufactured in the UK by Evolution Aqua. This advanced media, with its innovative design, and class leading surface area provides enhanced biological and mechanical filtration.

As Evolution Aqua extrude K+ Media, Minerals and Enzymes are added to the raw material. The result of this process, unique to Evolution Aqua, is a filtration media that not only out performs most of it’s competitors due to its large protected surface area, but also answers the problem of how to speed up the time taken to mature your filter.

Minerals added for faster filter maturation

During the extrusion process, Evolution Aqua add a range of minerals, along with magnesium, calcium, enzymes and salt to the raw material that is used to manufacture K+Media. The result means that K+Media will mature much faster than many other types of media.

  • The addition of these minerals creates a rough surface on the media. This textured surface has a microscopic honeycomb of peaks and craters that allow waste particles to collect, and nitrifying bacteria to form.
  • The minerals act as a food source for the bacteria, helping the bacteria to develop and multiply at a faster rate, further improving maturation times.
  • Calcium alone has proven advantages for developing and maintaining effective bio-films.
  • The enzymes that are added also help to make the media “sticky” so waste particles can adhere to media easier.
  • Salt is added during the extrusion process, which is dissolved during the cooling process, leaving a rough surface on which bio-film can easily adhere.

Increased surface area

With a new shape and profile, K+ Sinking Filter Media has also been designed to have an increased and class leading surface area, meaning an overall surface area of 1,350m2 per m3. More importantly for biological filtration, the protected surface area of K+ Media is 1,025m2 per m3. This allows a stable bio-film to form and remain intact when used in moving bed biological filtration, as in the new Nexus+.

Stable bio-film development

The shape of K+ Sinking Filter Media optimises the amount of “quiet zones” within the media where a stable bio-film can develop. Whilst K+Media keeps the integral profile of K1 Media at its core, there is an extra layer of cells and fins around the outside of each piece that enable microscopic organisms such as Rotifers and Vorticella to thrive. This is an additional benefit as competitor media do not have such “quiet zones” that would allow these higher lifeforms of filter feeders to develop. The bacteria and organisms that form within the bio-film ensure the media delivers optimum levels of biological filtration in the moving bed, which has been proven filtration technology for many years in the fishkeeping hobby.

Evolution Aqua also recommend using K+ Media in combination with the PURE Pond and PURE+ Filter Start Gel to boost bacteria levels which in turn will stick to the media and speed up the maturation process even more.

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Kintama Bio Balls Filter Media
Kintama Bio Balls Filter Media

Kintama Bio Balls Filter Media

Kintama Bio Balls come with an extremely large surface area, designed to increase the biological capability of your filter. This aides in the removal of harmful ammonia and nitrogen, keeping your water in as best a condition as possible.

These are suitable for adding to any standard biological filters, and will drastically increase the efficiency of your filter, and enable it to hold much higher levels of beneficial bacteria.

Kintama balls will kill harmful bacteria, whilst also preventing the growth of algae, and also stabilising pH levels. They are highly porous, so they can rapidly remove the harmful elements within the pond, including heavy metals.

Sizes available:

  • 10 ltrs (approx 5kg)
  • 25 ltrs (approx 12.5kg)
  • 20KG
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Pumice Stone Filter Media
Pumice Stone Filter Media
Pumice Stone Filter Media

Pumice stone Filter Media is now being used extensively as an alternative to traditional koi pond filter media in trickle filters and trickle towers .Pumice stone Filter Media is inert and rapidly colonises with beneficial bacteria which help cleanse the pollutants. It is highly porous making it the ideal media for biological filters of all kinds. Efficient biological filtration depends on the media of choice having an adequate specific surface area (SSA), adequate voiding and water retention time. Pumice Stone Filter media has a massive surface area and is therefore ideal in this application. It can be used as a direct replacement to other ceramic based filter media.

Advantages 
  • High surface area and lightweight,
  • very economical and matures quickly
  • Very low maintenance
  • Excellent biological filtration
  • Improved fish stocks due to the extra performance over alternative media
  • Can be used as a stand alone biological filter or as an add on to an existing filter system
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Alfagrog
Alfagrog

Alfagrog

Alfagrog is a porous foamed ceramic material, which is lightweight, strong and inert.
It’s high surface area makes it the natural choice for colonisation by micro-organisms in biological filtration systems resulting in cleaner water.

The Alfagrog range of porous ceramic filter media is made under controlled conditions UK.

Selected clays and raw materials are rapidly sintered at high temperature to produce a foamed ceramic porous mass, which is crushed and sieved to a convenient particle size.

Alfagrog is available in a wide range of sizes giving the end user optimum media surface area in varying water flow rates.

The manufacturing process ensures that no substances are present to adversely affect the health of fish or plants. The material is pH neutral and can be used in both freshwater and marine applications.

Why is it so effective:

The key to effective biological filtration is choosing media with the highest surface area possible to allow beneficial bacteria to colonise and remove waste from the water. Alfagrog has an extremely high surface area by volume compared with other types of filter media on the market.

Alfagrog is very inert and soon colonises with beneficial bacteria. Alfagrog is made of a highly porous material that contains many thousands of tiny pockets in which bacteria can thrive making in an ideal material for biological filters

Its only draw back is its sharp on the hands when cleaning so please wear gloves..

Benefits over other filter media:

  • Extremely high surface area
  • Highly porous
  • Inert, pH neutral
  • Lightweight
  • Available worldwide
  • Economical
  • Available in 15kg sacks
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Bacteria Home Media
Bacteria Home Media

Bacteria Home media

Bacteria home is a high-quality filter medium that is made from mineral rock. This porous rock is baked at a very high temperature. It is ideally suited for a bakki shower, but can also be used in other filters.

The microscopic pores immediately ensure a rapid growth of high concentrations of bacteria, which greatly improves the water quality. The bacteria filter harmful substances such as nitrate, nitrite and ammonia from the water.

The material is very porous and slightly rough on the surface, so that the water that is sprayed over it is, as it were, polished. Because colonies of anaerobic (low-oxygen) bacteria can nest in the pores of this filter media, which take care of the conversion of nitrate to nitrogen gas, you could prefer this type of filter media to non-porous filter media.

Two types of bacteria are involved in the aerobic (oxygen-rich) conversion. The Nitrosomonas bacterium converts ammonia into nitrite and the Nitrobacter bacterium then converts nitrite into nitrate. Although nitrate does not immediately pose a health risk to fish, high doses are not desirable. High nitrate levels promote strong algae growth; this mainly occurs in the spring because the bacteria have not yet multiplied sufficiently.

Anaerobic bacteria are used to convert nitrate into nitrogen gas. This process can only take place in the absence of oxygen, i.e. at places in the filter media where little or no oxygen is present and can reach. The first step in this process is the reversal of the nitrification process. Nitrate is converted back into nitrite. The second step of the denitrification is the conversion of nitrite into nitrogen gas. (N2). This gas can then be released without causing any further damage to the environment.

Bacteria Home also provides an increased mineral and redox value. It also brings considerably more oxygen into the water than, for example, aerated bottom drains. Bacteria Home improves your water quality up to 16 times more effectively than aerated underwater filtration.

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bacteria house media
Bacteria House Media 10KG

The Bacteria House Media is a ceramic that has been heat treated at 1300°c for 60hrs. This tremendous amount of heat causes the ceramic to break its internal bonds thereby creating an extremely porous structure that has a much greater surface to allow very large bacteria populations to colonise within the Media .

Due to the large quantities of tiny holes in the Bacteria House Media, mechanical filtration is also achieved. Large organic solids and decaying matter are degraded at a far greater speed than conventional media.

One of the key elements of the Bacteria House Media is that it reacts in a seemingly ‘electrostatic’ manner with floating organic matter causing an increase in adhesion rate. This produces clear clean water at a rapid rate. Water in its natural state creates multiple bonds with surrounding water molecules creating a cluster. The Bacteria House Media emits FAR infrared rays that break the bonds of the neighbouring water molecules thereby allowing more oxygen to be dissolved in the water.

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black knight filter brushs
Black Knight Filter Brushes (black)

Black Knight Filter brushes

Black Knight Filter brushes are designed as a pre-filter for removing coarse waste and/or as a biological filter medium. Any design of filtration chamber will suit these brushes and they are easily removed for cleaning.

Black Knight filter brushes are made from the very highest quality Hydrotek polypropylene twisted into two stainless steel wires to form a cylindrical brush with a loop at one end for hanging. The other end is capped with a plastic knob for safety

Black Knight brushes are by far the most efficient and user-friendly product for removing suspended particles from your pond water.

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Black Knight Spawning Brushes
Black Knight Spawning Brushes

Black Knight Spawning Brushes

Pack of 2 specially designed soft spawning brushes each brush measures 1.5m by 140mm diameter.

Spawning is made easy with the help of these specially designed brushes. The breeding season is normally from April to July depending on the weather.

Place the Spawning Brushes just below water level, one above the other, at the edge of the pond, this will
encourages your fish to spawn, usually in the early hours.

Spawning takes several hours with the eggs sticking to the brushes.
After spawning, separate the brushes from the broodfish to avoid the eggs being eaten.
Place the brushes in filtered water of the same temperature and the fry will hatch in 3-6 days.

Small fish should be kept separate until they are large enough to be introduced to the pond.

Please Note: These spawning brushes are made from a soft material that won’t harm your fish. DO NOT USE filter brushes for this purpose

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japanese matting
Japanese Matting

Japanese Matting

Japanese Matting, probably one of the best of all the filtration media which is available in the UK today ..

Japanese Matting is extremely inert and easy to service, Japanese Matting is available in sheet form and can be cut to the desired sizes to fit your filter chamber by using an Angle Grinder or better still an ordinary Circular Saw but be careful and wear protective glasses and watch those fingers unlike the fins on our Koi fingers don’t grow again.

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Japanese Zeolite
Japanese Zeolite (20KG)

Japanese Zeolite

Zeolite reduces the Ammonia in your pond creating a healthier environment for your Koi. It works by trapping and absorbing Ammonia, extracting it from your ponds water.

Ammonia is the nuber one killer of pond fish, maintaining a health level of ammonia within in your ponds ecosystem is essential, Zeolite can aid in this process.

As Zeolite absorbs the ammonia, soaking in salt overnight will release the entrapped ammonia enabelling the zeolite to be reused. However, should you need to treat your pond with salt or other medications you must remove the Zeolite from your filter system as the entapped ammonia will be release back into your system.

This Japanese Zeolite is supplied in large pieces in 20kg bags

Please Note: You will need the media bags to put the zeolite in with this product.

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koi pro spawning brushes
Koi Pro Spawning Brushes

Koi Pro Spawning Brushes

Pack of 2 specially designed soft green spawning brushes each brush measures 1.5m by 140mm diameter.

Spawning is made easy with the help of these specially designed brushes. The breeding season is normally from April to July depending on the weather.

Place the Spawning Brushes just below water level, one above the other, at the edge of the pond, this will
encourages your fish to spawn, usually in the early hours.

Spawning takes several hours with the eggs sticking to the brushes.
After spawning, separate the brushes from the broodfish to avoid the eggs being eaten.
Place the brushes in filtered water of the same temperature and the fry will hatch in 3-6 days.

Small fish should be kept separate until they are large enough to be introduced to the pond.

Please Note: These spawning brushes are made from a soft material that won’t harm your fish. DO NOT USE filter brushes for this purpose

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kusuri Lithaqua
Kusuri Lithaqua Media

Kusuri Lithaqua

Kusuri Lithaqua is a marine mineral with a high content of minerals, trace elements and carbonates. It brings them into your pond and thereby adjusts the mineral balance and improves the water quality. Use it as pond substrate for bacteria to grow on and for fish to play in, or use it as a filter medium.

Modern multi-chamber filters contain mainly plastic media. Those are excellent supports for bacteria but they do not add anything to water quality. It is important to fill at least one filter chamber (preferably the last chamber) with Kusuri Lithaqua. It provides an enormous surface area for bacteria 10 to 20 times more than most plastic filter media) and provides the bacteria with essential nutrients.

Kusuri Lithaqua neutralises acid pH and helps to restore carbonate alkalinity.

Lithaqua is a marine mineral high in trace elements and carbonates, ideal for raising KH values. A superb filter media of porous construction, allowing a huge surface area for the growth of beneficial bacteria.

Modern filter chambers contain many and varied plastic media, these provide good support – but Lithaqua goes one stage further. Not only do the beneficial bacteria draw on nutrients from the mineral support, the media has a massive surface area up to 20 times greater than most plastic media.

Lithaqua is a biological media not intended for mechanical stages.

Use Lithaqua in a clean water chamber after mechanical removal of waste. Lithaqua is far more efficient than crushed oyster shells, and the high level of carbonates will improve carbonate alkalinity in soft water regions, neutralising low acid pH and buffer swings in pH.

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Kusuri Lithaqua Media Sack
Kusuri Lithaqua Media Sack

Kusuri Lithaqua Media Sack

Kusuri Lithaqua Media Sack is used with Kusuri Lithaqua Media marine mineral with a high content of minerals, trace elements and carbonates. It brings them into your pond and thereby adjusts the mineral balance and improves the water quality. Use it as pond substrate for bacteria to grow on and for fish to play in, or use it as a filter medium.

Modern multi-chamber filters contain mainly plastic media. Those are excellent supports for bacteria but they do not add anything to water quality. It is important to fill at least one filter chamber (preferably the last chamber) with Kusuri Lithaqua. It provides an enormous surface area for bacteria 10 to 20 times more than most plastic filter media) and provides the bacteria with essential nutrients.

Kusuri Lithaqua neutralises acid pH and helps to restore carbonate alkalinity.

Lithaqua is a marine mineral high in trace elements and carbonates, ideal for raising KH values. A superb filter media of porous construction, allowing a huge surface area for the growth of beneficial bacteria.

Modern filter chambers contain many and varied plastic media, these provide good support – but Lithaqua goes one stage further. Not only do the beneficial bacteria draw on nutrients from the mineral support, the media has a massive surface area up to 20 times greater than most plastic media.

Lithaqua is a biological media not intended for mechanical stages.

Use Lithaqua in a clean water chamber after mechanical removal of waste. Lithaqua is far more efficient than crushed oyster shells, and the high level of carbonates will improve carbonate alkalinity in soft water regions, neutralising low acid pH and buffer swings in pH.

 

Sack 300mm x 500mm

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media bags
Media Bags

Media Bags

Filter Media Bags are a most useful aid to bagging up, for example, Flocor or Alfagrog. You could even soak k1 (Kaldnes) in these sacks to seed the media up!

Made from a plastic resin base, these very strong sacks are ideal for all filter media and can be fully submerged without degrading of the material. Designed with a draw cord for quick sealing.

The ideal solution for gaining simple access for periodic cleaning to the filter contents. Size 85 cm x 52 cm approx and is capable of holding 2 cu.ft of Flocor for instance.

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Media Grids
Media Grids

Media Grids

A most useful aid for anyone building their own filtration system these can be placed at a level that provides a void of water underneath the media itself and keeps the media out of any debris that may have gathered in the filter.

It supports the media and is quite robust and is a must really can be fixed together and cut to size using simply a fine toothed wood saw or angle grinder.

Size:

  • 27″ x 16″
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Oyster Shells
Oyster Shells

Oyster Shells

Oyster Shells have been used for years by Koi professionals to help with the pH of the water and to maintain optimal water conditions and is extensively used in Japan.

Since the Oyster Shells will generally raise the pH level in your water, these should only be used in cases of low pH.

Oyster Shell generally will raise the level of the pH.

For those that ever ever been to Japan, Oyster shell is used extensively by the breeders in Japan, these soluble (soft) shells are used to stabilise the pH.

Oyster shells stabilise the pH / KH-value which prevents pH crash. If the KH value drops to this starts to dissolve the shells until balance is reached again. Nitrifying bacteria also grows on the oyster shell.

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Vortex Brushes
Vortex Brushes

Vortex Brushes

Vortex chambers are good for settling out heavy waste but much less efficient with the lightweight particles. Have you noticed that even though you get a lot of waste in the bottom of your vortex, you still find that the subsequent chambers get very dirty too. This is the very fine particles that do not have time to settle in the vortex and so they get drawn through the transfer port into the next chamber.

First, they physically trap the large particles that cannot pass through the close weave of the interlocking filaments. Secondly, the filaments have a static charge that ‘grabs’ any small particles that are flowing by. This charge holds onto the waste until you do your routine cleaning. Thirdly, after you have been using the brushes for a few weeks, the massive surface area of the brushes becomes home to millions of beneficial nitrifying bacteria that will help to purify your water biologically.

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Japanese Zeolite
Zeolite 10ltr (SuperFish)

Zeolite

Zeolite reduces the Ammonia in your pond creating a healthier environment for your Koi. It works by trapping and absorbing Ammonia, extracting it from your ponds water.

Ammonia is the number one killer of pond fish, maintaining a health level of ammonia within in your ponds ecosystem is essential, and this product can aid in this process.

As it absorbs the ammonia, soaking in salt overnight will release the entrapped ammonia enabling it to be reused. However, should you need to treat your pond with salt or other medications you must remove the Zeolite from your filter system as the entrapped ammonia will be released back into your system.

Quantity: 10 LTR

 Please Note: You will need the media bags to put the zeolite in with this product.

 

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