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Pond Treatment - Extra information 

Interpet
Product

Bottle or packet size Treats Treatment Dose Required per 1,000 Litres Treatments Required PH range for best results Oase Alternative Product
Ammonia Remover 250 ml 2,273 110 ml Test with a Salicylate test kit. Levels should be below 0.1 mg / litre 7 to 8 Pondlith
500 ml 4,546
1 litre 9,092

Bio Start

Sachet 2,273   Sprinkle over foams, and in pond near pond pump. 7 to 8 Starter Bacteria
Carton (4 sachet) 9,092

Blanket Weed Algaway

 623gm 10,740 58 gm 14 days apart during peak season 7 to 8 String Algae Control
2610gm 45,845

Clear Pond

250 ml 5,682 44 ml Can re dose after 5 days if needed 6.5 to 8.5  
1 litre 11,364
5 litre 56,820
Liquid Barley Straw 250 4546 Initial dose 27.5 ml. follow up every 14 days of
 8.8 ml
Should re dose every 14 days during the growing season 7 to 8 String Algae Control or Bio Stable Regulator
500 9,092
1 litre 18,184

Feature Algae Control

250 ml 625 400 ml 2 doses 14 days apart.             Then monthly    

Flora Boost

250 ml 2,273 27.5 ml every 28 days during warmer weather 7 to 8  
1 litre 9,092

Fresh Start

250 ml 2,273   Use during:- Initial pond fill, pond top ups and water changes 7 to 8 Starter Bacteria
500 ml 5,546
1litre 9,092
5 litre 45,460

Green Away

250 ml 11,365 22 ml Can re dose after 14 days if needed 6.5 to 8.5 Crystal Clear
500 ml 22,730
1 litre 45,460
5 litre 227,300

Pond Balance

Standard 6,825   3 treatments 10 days apart to start. Then monthly 7 to 8 String Algae Control
Value Pack 13,600
Medium 40,900
Large 254,000

Pond Tap Safe (Bioactive)

250 ml 9,000 27.7 ml Repeat when tap water is added to the pond   Replaced by Fresh Start
18,000

pH Down

100 gm   110 gm first treatment then observe what happens for next treatment     PH Value Minus
250 gm
500 gm

pH Up

100 gm   Try and observe for the next treatment     Hardness Plus
250 gm
500 gm

Sludge Buster

Sachet 2,273   14 days 7 to 8 Silt Remover
Carton (4 sachet) 9,092

Sludge Control (Bioactive)

250 ml 9,092 27.5 ml 4 does 5 days apart Then monthly during warmer weather 7 to 8 Silt Remover

The Nitrogen Cycle and Importance of 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…

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.

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