A selection of articles

Praziquantel

Our experience is that it is highly effective on flukes found on koi if dissolved correctly in 90-95% alcohol before application. At 2g/1000liter. Fluke will start dying within 3 hours. So you have to make them drunk first!

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PVC Gate Valves

 PVC Gate Valves have a proven track record of more than 40 years for being reliable, serviceable and economical in areas where the control of fluids at low pressure is required.

They find application in a wide range of industries from cooling towers to agriculture, from waste water control to nuclear plants.

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Dipterex

Organophosphate insecticide for fluke, anchor worm and fish lice on koi and goldfish.

Composition: O,O-dimethyl-2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethyl phosphonate or O,O-dimethyl-1-hydroxy-2-trichloro methyl phosphonate. Molar mass: 257.436 g/mol

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Hydrogen peroxide

Mostly used by fish keepers to clear the brown precipitate after a potassium permanganate treatment, but mostly we forget the general use of this product when it comes to treating our fish.

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Acidification - Revisited

All of you who are heavily feeding your fish will know the problem of acidification of your pond. Also called "acid creep", when the pH drops so low that it affects the appetite of your priced collection and rendering the biological filtration virtually non-effective. You might even find white patches developing on their fins and body. The fish normally become lithargic and listless. 

So you jump to the old "bicarb" packet to solve the problem and your battle with "perfect" water starts all over again. Because just when you think you have it right, off it goes again.

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Masoten

The organophosphate Dipterex (Masoten, Trichlorofon, Metrifonate, Dylox, Negavon are all the same thing) is used quite frequently in koi keeping because it is very effective against various flukes (both gill and body fluke), fish lice, anchor worm, Ergasilus.

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Biological Solution

At the risk of being labeled a quack, I want to remind you all that with the coming of the summer it is time to replenish your stock quantity of barley straw.


Not all algae infestations are the same, but in most cases barley straw can cure the problem algae overgrow.  We know the biological process works, but often don’t seem to work the way it should. If you do not get the success you should, here is a guide for using barley straw...

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Miracle Animal

 Miracle Animal is an extract from carefully selected plants like turmeric, blueberry, prune, wolfberry, persimmon, akebia, tree strawberry, raspberry, Olea oleaster etc.; sea weed like kelp, Sargassum fusiforme (hijiki), giant kelp, Fucus vesiculosus etc. and mushroom like Lentinula edodes (siitake ), Grifola frondosa (maitake), Agaricus species etc. which are all cultivated without agricultural chemicals. These are then fermented after a long period of ripening.

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StabHi

StabHi Organic Substrate are pebbles that has been tested to stabilize the pH while biological nitrification processes continue.

Used StabHi to increase the pH, alkalinity and hardness of aquaria and fish ponds all at the same time. The biological processes in aquaria and fish ponds need the correct levels for pH and alkalinity to function properly. Equally important is to maintain the hardness by adding calcium and magnesium ions.

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