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Pond Treatment - Extra information


Bottle or packet size Treats
Treatment Dose Required per 1,000 Litres Treatments Required KH range for best results Interpet Companion Product


500ml 2,000 50ml

When setting up a new pond or Bio-Filter.
Cleaning pond or Bio-Filter,
Increasing bioload such as adding new fish.
4 to 6 Bio Start
Pond Clean 500ml 12,500 20ml When problem algae appears. Depending on bioload may only need to be repeated every few months if algae returns. 4 to 6 Pond Balance
PondStart 500ml 5,000 100ml Use to neutralize chlorine and condition tap water 4 to 6 Fresh Start
Feature Clean 500ml 2,000 200ml Use to keep water clear and free from surface staining and producing green water algae 4 to 6 Clear Pond
Crystal Lagoon 500ml 5,000 100ml Use to clear murky water 4 to 6 Clear Pond
Pondzyme 500ml 2,000 50ml If sludge becomes a problem 4 to 6
Pond Tabs 4 x 15g 1 tab 200 litres 6 tabs use to condition an stabilise water N/A  
PH  Down 1KG & 2KG 1 teaspoon to 45 Litres ph testing ( teaspoon by teaspoon) use to keep ph at the right level in aquarium & pond N/A
PH UP 1KG & 2KG 1 teaspoon to 45 Litres ph testing ( teaspoon by teaspoon) use to keep ph at the right level in aquarium & pond N/A
* Pond treatments are ineffective with a low KH.

The Nitrogen Cycle and Importance of Oxygen

Toxic ammonia and non-toxic ammonium are produced in the first stage of the nitrogen cycle.
The pH value determines which of the two will predominate. Ammonia occurs at a pH of 7.0 and over.

The second stage of the nitrogen cycle is nitrite which is the result of the bacterial oxidation,
or combustion, of ammonia/ammonium.

Nitrite is also toxic to aquatic life, but not as toxic as ammonia.

In the third and final stage nitrite is converted to nitrate. Nitrate is harmful only in very high concentrations.

The key element and most important factor to get all of the above to work is the availability of free oxygen.

Nitrogen is a vital element of protein and is absorbed by green plants in the form of nitrate. Together with ammonia, ammonium and nitrite, it is found naturally in rivers, lakes and streams in very small quantities

In a pond environment, nitrogen compounds (nutrients) can be created quickly by faeces, urine and other excreta, plant remains and decaying food.

When concentrated these nutrients can have a harmful effect on a ponds inhabitants Organic nitrogenous substances decay in stages in the presence of oxygen, a process called ‘oxidative breakdown’. It produces various nitrogen compounds (nutrients) as follows…

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