Active Mix Bio
Active Mix Bio

Active Mix Bio

Active Mix Bio – Biological harmony in your pond

Active Mix Bio is a combination of substances including photosynthetic and lactic acid bacteria, yeasts and trace elements. This combination has a positive impact on the natural balance and biological life resulting in a perfect equilibrium. It also strongly promotes the biological conversion of ammonia and nitrites into nitrates. The fact that this mix is already in an activated state means it has a direct and rapid effect on your pond.

Photosynthetic bacteria:

Produce substances that promote the growth of micro-organisms, especially heterotrophic bacteria. During conversion they produce valuable substances from organic waste and harmful matter in the water. Photosynthetic bacteria also compete with algae for nutrients and sunlight. In the case of algae, light is absorbed by chlorophyll, just like with regular plants. However, with photosynthetic bacteria, photosynthesis takes place directly in the cell. Consequently, this provides the additional benefit of reducing algae growth.

 

Lactic acid bacteria:

  • Suppress pathogenic germs and other harmful micro-organisms and promote a rapid degradation of organic material (waste substances).

Other additives in the Active Mix Bio (e.g. yeasts and trace elements) suppress harmful fungi and produce bioactive compounds. Effect of Active Mix Bio Biological processes occur everywhere, breaking down waste products and turning them into useful substances. The degradation and composition can take place in different ways depending on circumstances. The most important thing is to prevent degradation processes such as rotting. In the world of micro-organisms, various groups exist and these can either be useful or harmful. It is important that the useful ones maintain the upper hand if we are to prevent the rotting processes occurring. By adding Active Mix Bio, the useful bacteria receive a powerful boost at the expense of harmful micro-organisms. Active Bio Mix supports the nitrifying effects of the biological filter as well as the degradation of organic materials. Active Mix Bio is manufactured under GMP regulations and is free from harmful micro-organisms. Active Mix Bio is sold in a handy 2 litre bag-in-a-box with tap. This allows the right amount to be measured out without waste. Oxygen is also prevented from coming into contact with the remaining activated bacteria, maximising its shelf life, even after opening. Dosage: 100 ml/m3 per month during the season (minimum water temperature 10°C).

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Aqua Balance Drum Friendly Clay
Aqua Balance Drum Friendly Clay

Aqua Balance Drum Friendly Clay

Aqua Source Drum Friendly Clay is a Montmorillonite Clay mixture that contains over 65 different minerals, and will help keep your water and koi in optimum condition.

It is especially beneficial for use with Drum filters, as the drum will not rinse excessively or remove the Clay. However, it is perfect for use in any type of filter.

Benefits

  • It will bind fine particles and organics, ensuring crystal clear water
  • It replaces vital minerals that are essential for optimal health
  • It improves colour by stimulating pigment cells.
  • Improves skin quality
  • Helps with efficient digestion, meaning less waste.
  • Suppresses Algae growth.
  • It will not coat or clog pipework.
  • Can be added to food as a supplement.

How to Dose

For a weekly dose add 31g per 220 gallons ( 1,000 ltrs). Mix the dosage in a bucket of pond water, stir thoroughly, leave for a few

minutes, then stir again and  distribute evenly across the pond.

To minimize clouding of the water, a daily dose of 4g per 220 gallons ( 1,000 ltrs) will suffice. Best added in the evening

Aqua Source Drum Friendly Clay is harmless to humans and animals, however, avoid contact with eyes and wash hands after use.

You cannot overdose

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AquaForte Biostabil water improvement
AquaForte Biostabil water improvement

AquaForte Biostabil water improvement

Improves water quality within a short time to provide a stable pond environment for Koi and other Coldwater fish whilst maintaining a consistent natural PH value, a stable alkalinity (KH) level and neutralises ammoniac and heavy metals. Fish vitality will greatly improve together with enhanced colour intensity.

Better water in 20 minutes:
– For fish vitality and enhanced colour
– Crystal water and natural pond environment
– Neutralises ammoniac and heavy metals
– Maintains natural KH & PH values

Dosage: Use 100gm of BioStabil per 1000 liters of pond water and apply the required quantity direct to the pond. Continue to run filter systems during application. It is recommended to use BioStabil twice per year or when required (in the event of a KH level lower than 5 dH). BioStabil will quickly address high or low PH values.

2.5kg tub

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BAO BIO KOI
BAO BIO KOI

BAO BIO KOI

BaoBio+ is a highly concentrated bacteria preparation with a bacterial count of more than 100 million per gram. The BaoBio+ bacteria strains organically reduce harmful Pseudonomas and Aeromonas strains within 4 weeks by up to 99.9%.

  • BaoBIO reduces the accumulation of waste
  • BaoBIO reduces ammonia
  • BaoBIO reduces nitrite
  • BaoBIO reduces phosphate
  • BaoBIO improves the clarity of the water

Available Sizes: 250g, 500g, 1kg and 2.5kg

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Broste PDV Pond Salt 25kg
Broste PDV Pond Salt 25kg

Broste PDV Pond Salt 25kg

Salt has been used by koi keepers for years either as a bath treatment or in the pond itself. Every serious Koi keeper should have a bag or two of salt to hand for use when needed.

Salt has many advantages and it is widely accepted that a dose rate of a ½ oz per gallon is recommended for reducing stress and aiding in the healing of knocks and bumps in Koi and other pond fish.

  • Food Grade Pure Dried Vacuum Salt
  • Can be used to reduce stress and improve fish health
  • Helps to reduce toxicity of high nitrite levels
  • General use to help improve colour and appetite
  • Aids in the healing of wounds and ulcers
  • Recommended dose rate ½ oz per gallon
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FOK Bio Factor VL 1.5kg
FOK Bio Factor VL 1.5kg

FOK Bio Factor VL 1.5kg

Improves water clarity & quality. Improves growth, bone & scale strength & colour of your koi. Reduces blanket weed. 50g treats 2200 gallons.

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Propolis Food Supplement
Propolis Food Supplement

Propolis Food Supplement

Propolis in liquid form is added to koi food and 250ml will treat up to 25kg.  Great for treating wounds round the mouth (including inside!) and the eyes of your koi, where other treatments would be dangerous to use.  Can even be used as a bath.  Sticks to wet mucus far better than anything available today and that’s a fact.  The research has shown that Propolis Food Supplement is effective against a range of bacteria, fungi and even viral infection, and it is known that Propolis stimulates the formation of antibodies to the immune system and is rich in vitamin A, B complex, E and flavenoids. (Foods containing flavenoids have been shown to reduce cell damage and disease in Humans)

Our Propolis is sold in its raw form, and is NOT diluted with unnecessary solvent, (with the exception of the spray form) so is very effective as a topical treatment and a little goes a long way. Please note that the spray variant is diluted in order to get it to atomise properly – in this form it is an ideal topical treatment where wounds have just started to heal, and helps avoid damage to new tissue formation.

For your koi use Propolis:

As a topical treatment for ulcers, sores, raised scales, especially useful round the mouth, eyes and gill area where the use of other medications would be inappropriate and even dangerous.

As a food additive, mix one teaspoon full of propolis with approx 2 – 3 handfulls of food and a little warmed water in a suitable container. Leave to stand for 15 minutes or so or until the food has absorbed all the liquid and feed to your koi. Use all food treated in this way within 48 hours.

Propolis will still work at lower temperatures, but for best results use at temperatures in excess of 13 deg C.

Propolis is available in 500ml bottles and a 60ml spray.

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Water Cleanser 1 kg industrial Block
Water Cleanser

The Water Cleanser 
The Water Cleanser can best be described as a wax-like block to grow bacteria and microbes. If you put it under a strong microscope you will see millions of capillary openings that serve as a home for beneficial bacteria and microbes that provide a healthy water quality. The Water Cleanser also contains all the necessary trace elements for Archaea microbes and Bacillus bacteria.

How does the Water Cleanser work?
Useful bacteria and microbes naturally remove organic waste (uneaten feed, dead plant remains, dead algae, fish excrement, etc.). Influences from outside such as chemicals and fertilizers can disrupt the natural cycle and weaken the existing beneficial bacteria. The Water Cleanser provides a protected habitat with all necessary trace elements so that microbes can multiply optimally. As soon as the microbes have recovered, they will soon break down organic waste.
Archaea microbes prefer to break down organic waste than oil but need hydrocarbon as a source of energy and to multiply. Archaea microbes are present in all forms of water, but are not active until they have a hydrocarbon source. The Water Cleanser is a hydrocarbon catalyst that provides the ideal conditions for these Archaea microbes.

The Water Cleanser has been tested for more than 12 years and has a positive effect on all aquatic life. In addition, the Water Cleanser can also be used in swimming pools, which means fewer chemicals can be used.

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Pond Log
Pond Log-Flocculant/Phosphate Remover

Pond Log-Flocculant/Phosphate Remover

Pond Logs, Mini Pond Logs, and Pond Zingers are designed to work in flowing conditions.  As water moves over and around the log, it slowly dissolves, releasing its components into the water column causing excess inanimate nutrients, such as phosphorous, to bind together.  As they bind together, the particulate gets heavier and heavier and then settles to the bottom of the pond or is filtered out.

It is important to note that Pond Logs do not remove all the inanimate nutrients, just enough to create a healthy ecosystem.  Our pond products typically see a 75-90% reduction of phosphorus. All APS products are safe for fish; no need to monitor pH.

Dosage:

Pond Logs treat 20,000 to 100,000 gallons of water and Pond Zinger treats 500-12,000 gallons of water.

Installation:

APS Pond products can be installed above an aerator, under a floating fountain, on the steps of a waterfall or with any circulation mechanism.  The water must be moving over and around the Pond Products for them to work.

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Pond Zinger
Pond Zinger-Flocculant/Phosphate Remover

Pond Zinger-Flocculant/Phosphate Remover

The Pond Zinger is designed to work in flowing conditions.  As water moves over and around the Zinger, it slowly dissolves, releasing its components into the water column causing excess inanimate nutrients, such as phosphorous, to bind together.  As they bind together, the particulate gets heavier and heavier and then settles to the bottom of the pond or is filtered out.

It is important to note that Pond Zingers do not remove all the inanimate nutrients, just enough to create a healthy ecosystem.  Our pond products typically see a 75-90% reduction of phosphorus. All APS products are safe for fish; no need to monitor pH.

Dosage:

The Pond Zinger is designed to treat small backyard ponds.  THe Pond Zinger treats 500-12,000 gallons of water.

Installation:

APS Pond Zingers can be installed above an aerator, under a floating fountain, on the steps of a waterfall or with any circulation mechanism.  The water must be moving over and around the Pond Zinger for them to work.

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JPD mud booster clay
JPD mud booster clay

JPD mud booster clay

JPD mud booster clay is a very high quality clay which contains over 85% of pure Montmorillonite, considerably higher than other leading brands. Not only does it have such a high purity level, this clay is mined in Japan. One of only a few clays on the Koi market that originates from the home of Koi. The clay is mined in the Yasawagi Mountains, Akita district of Japan which is also home to the famous “Refresh Powder” clay also known as the white magic powder.

JPD mud booster clay consists of 67 minerals that includes 16 essential minerals such as silicic acid, aluminium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron and more. The unique structure is made up of crystal layers that are a nanometer thick. As a result, there is a huge surface area of 750 m2 per gram. This surface area allows great absorption of toxins, and binding of organic substances. As these substances are absorbed and flocculated by the clay, the filter is far more efficient at removing these substances from the water. The powder is very fine, making it extremely easy to dissolve. Once fully dissolved in the pond, you’ll achieve crystal clear water that looks bright and alive.

Direct benefits of JPD mud booster clay for your pond water:

  • Neutralises and stores waste, toxins, metals.
  • Binding of organic substances such as algae and colours.
  • Accelerated disposal of undesirable substances in your pond.
  • Crystal clear water pond with a soft glow.
  • Algae growth is largely suppressed by the removal of nutrients that algae thrives on.
  • Stabilises the hardness and acidity of your pond water.

Direct benefits of JPD mud booster clay for Your Koi:

  • Due to less toxins and added minerals to your pond, skin quality of your koi can improve significantly.
  • The addition of key minerals that your water may lack can ensure the improvement of the immune system in the Koi.
  • Improvement in digestion and better resistance against viruses/disease.
  • Trace elements can encourage and increase the healing capability of damaged koi.
  • Notably better sumi development with the addition of calcium, magnesium and silicates into the water.
  • Increased appetite, more confident koi.

How to use JPD mud booster clay ? 

Firstly, being a natural product this clay is impossible to overdose. If dosing to the pond directly, it is advised to turn the U.V. off for 24 hours.

Dosage: 

Assuming a water change of 10% per week.

Use 10 grams to every 1000 litres of pond water. e.g. For a 5000 litre pond, add 50 grams of clay.

Dose every 2 to 4 weeks. If you change more water, then increase the dose frequency.

Add to a clean bucket/container of pond water, stir, and distribute around the pond.

and/or
Sprinkle or mix the JPD mud booster clay into your Koi food and treats.

Initially the Koi may turn away from the food, but with a bit of patience they’ll familiarise themselves to the new taste.

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Refresh Powder
Refresh Powder

Refresh Powder “The Magic White Soil” is a clay mineral from the Yasawagi district in Akita prefecture, Japan. Those who live in the district used to take this clay as a secret medicine for diarrhea, injury, toothache etc. They call the clay “marvelous soil” or “magic white soil.” Refresh Powder is a wonderful gift from the earth, which can not be produced artificially.

These effective minerals keep water clean and help to supply nutrition dissolving slowly into the water through ion exchanges for excessive materials and bad materials for Koi. These natural workings are necessary elements to keep Koi healthy and improve their color.

Refresh Powder “The Magic White Clay” is a natural clay mineral, found in limited areas in Yasawagi district, in Akita prefecture, Japan. Local villagers who live in this district used this clay personally as a herbal medicine to heal wounds, fight off diarrhoea, toothache and etc. The clay became known as marvellous soil or magic white soil. The efficacy of this white soil is really quite remarkable. Refresh Powder is a wonderful gift from Mother Nature, coming directly from the soil and virtually impossible to reproduce artificially.

It has been proven over the ages, that by dissolving Refresh Powder into the water, the same high quality of life can be reproduced, remaining consistent for a very long time for the benefit of many creatures which inhabit the waters.

Exactly, what is Refresh Powder

Refresh Powder is a mineral composed of Montmorillonite in it’s core and sixteen other necessary minerals such as silicic acid, aluminium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, and iron etc surrounding the core. Collectively, these effective minerals keep the water clean and further help to supply good nutrition, dissolving slowly into the water through an ion exchange system and in the same process lowering the levels of less welcome compounds also dissolving into the water, such as decaying organic materials thus minimising the spread of bacterial diseases.

Refresh Powder is pure natural Montmorillonite and this white clay belongs to a useful group of minerals. If it is mixed with other natural or artificial products certain qualities of the mineral are lost as the balance has now been disturbed. When Koi are bred or raised in waters containing this natural product, the clarity of colours and quality of skin is unsurpassed. When Koi are deprived of this source in lakes lacking in Montmorillonite or man made concrete ponds, colours quickly deteriorate.

Some studies of lakes containing natural clay bottoms clearly reveal that colour and skin quality is more stabilised and defined in such circumstances. This clearly adds weight to the fact that the best ponds usually arise from those with clay bottoms. However, when that clay is of the Montmorillonite source then the visible results from the fish are outstanding. Other clay and stone minerals cannot reproduce the same qualities to that of Refresh Powder natural clay . . . no matter what you are told.

Refresh Powder actually improves water quality and restricts the increase of decaying organic material raising levels of bacterial diseases, thus maintaining our Koi in a much more healthy environment.

So there are valuable options open to us when we keep Koi in concrete or liner ponds. By regular use of Refresh Powder clay in our ponds, we can simulate the same qualities of water found in natural lakes. Essential growth and health is maintained with the presence of natural minerals always being plentiful. The fear of overdosing Refresh Powder in a Koi pond is impossible and regular doses on a weekly basis is highly recommended to achieve maximum efficiency

Refresh Powder is used for improving the white skin and strong colours particularly red and black (sumi). Refresh is also a fantastic way in improving the water quality if used on a regular basis. Water treated with Refresh actually adds a sparkle and improved clarity to the water. Full of minerals and essential vitamins for growth and healthy Koi.

Dosage: 100grams per 1000gallons weekly you may want to double the dose during the first two weeks

 

Try  JPD mud booster clay

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