Our pond product Koi Lady Ammonia Fix! (look for it for sale by reputable dealers everywhere)
We have worked with the amazing team over at Team Aquafix to develop a line of products SPECIFICALLY designed for Koi ponds. AQUAFIX is a state-of-the-art biological laboratory based in Madison, Wisconsin. They produce custom bacterial and enzyme products to treat wastewater. AQUAFIX technologies are non-toxic to humans, wildlife, plants, domestic animals and fish. This formula contain no synthetic chemicals, pesticides or genetically engineered organisms. They are on sale here and on Amazon.com.
|Koi Lady Ammonia Fix! contains high amounts of active nitrifying bacteria, including Nitrosomas, Nitrobacter, and Nitrospira at the highest concentration in the industry. Its Super-Concentrated State means smaller bottles, less waste, and the power to treat 10,000 gallons ten times!|
Use to start, re-start, and fix the natural biological processes in your pond. You may read more at: www.midwestkoi.com
Directions: Test for Ammonia. Any level above .25 ppm can be harmful to your fish. Rotate head of dispenser 45 degrees to open position. Dose rate is 5 ml per 100 gallons. Depress pump once for each .5 ml needed. Don't worry too much about being exact -- it is impossible to overdose your pond with these bacteria as they are perfectly safe for your fish.
Wait 24 hours. Re-test. Repeat procedure daily until you have reached safe levels. It may take up to 3 weeks to fully establish your bio filter. Store at room temperature.
Precautions for Use: While the bacteria in this product are naturally occurring, they could cause stomach upset if ingested. Avoid skin contact, and keep away from children. Wash hands after use.
Why you need this product:
Unlike your pet cat or dog that can go outside, or in a litter box to relieve themselves, your poor pond fish literally have to swim in it.
Not a pleasant thought. Over time, all this pee and poo builds up. Imagine walking around in your house where someone is doing their thing in every room. Ammonia, which is a big component of that stuff, is very toxic to fish. As it builds up, they will develop health problems and eventually die.
Ponds, especially man-made ones, need help to get rid of this stuff. In nature, this is done with bacteria. The trouble is, there are more fish in a man-made pond than most natural ponds, and there aren't enough bacteria to get the job done.
Enter the "biological filter". This can be any number of things, a high end and expensive pond filter, or a home-made job with Rubbermaid tubs, lava rock and pumps. It can be a "Bakki Filter" or a cylinder with round plastic balls ("bio balls"),that float around in the water. They all do the same thing: they give the little bacteria a medium, a home, to live in. Once you introduce the bacteria to their new home, they will move right in, colonize it, flourish, and "eat" the Ammonia.
One kind of bacteria turns ammonia into Nitrites...another kind of bacteria turns the nitrates into Nitrates...which is not toxic to fish, and is just what plants love to use as fertilizer to grow and thrive.
So, if you add this product to your pond, and have a decent bio-filter setup, you will have a nice population of bacteria to keep your fish happy and healthy.
I would highly recommend the use of a pond water test kit to monitor all the levels that are important:
PH, Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates
Also, I would recommend that you do regular water changes (I do 10% of my pond water on a weekly basis) to keep the Nitrate levels in control....too much Nitrates = lots of plant food, which can result in the rapid growth of algae in the water, string algae, or weeds.
This handsome fellow is a Nitrosomonas europea. There are a few billion of him in your 8oz Koi Lady Ammonia Fix! bottle.
This charming fellow is a Nitrobacter bacterium...There are also few billion of him in your 8oz Koi Lady Ammonia Fix! bottle.
And last, but not least,this vivacious gal is a Nitrospira bacterium...There are also few billion of her in your 8oz Koi Lady Ammonia Fix! bottle.