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Koi Care - Filter Bugs

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Concentrated Essential Filter Bacteria

When to use:

  • Use when establishing a new filter, at the beginning of the pond season in spring, or when ammonia or nitrite are elevated.
  • Filter Bugs is an easy-to use liquid formulation, containing a blend of Nitrosomonas, Nitrobacter, Nitrospira and supporting bacterial cultures. These bacteria will repopulate your filter with nitrifying organisms to ensure efficient biological filtration and perfect, stable water quality.

Do:

  • Test your water using Pondlab Test Kits.
  • Measure out the required amount of Filter Bugs and add directly to the biological media within the filter. Switch off UV filtration for at least 24 hours after adding Filter Bugs to allow the nitrifying bacteria to colonise the filter and the pond.
  • Filter Bugs should be added immediately after a substantial water change or pond clean, at the beginning of the pond season, after using a medicinal treatment or adding new fish, and whenever there is a detectable concentration of ammonia or nitrite in the water. Filter Bugs can be added once per week, or more often if desired.
  • Filter Bugs can be used when Pond Salt Plus is present in the water at ‘General Tonic’ and ‘Anti-stress’ levels.

Warning:

Ammonia and nitrite are toxic to fish. Their concentrations should be
0 ppm at all times and can be tested accurately using Pondlab Test Kits. If ammonia and nitrite are present at dangerous concentrations, carry out a partial water change before using Filter Bugs. Ensure the cause of poor water quality is identified (e.g. over-feeding, insufficient aeration, etc) and resolved to avoid causing stress to your fish.

Dose:

10 ml → 80 gallons (364 litres)

Test your water quality first using Pondlab test kits.

For common frequently asked questions, click here.

£9.99

Specifications

Available in the following variations:

250ml, 500ml, 1l

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Dosage

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To make the process of using our products even easier this handy dosage calculator tells you the amount you will need to put into your system. Please ensure you also read the instructions and warnings that are written on the bottle/pack label.

Note: This calculator does not take into account water displacement such as that caused by substrate, ornaments, water features and plants etc. Therefore, please adjust the calculated volume accordingly.

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* Always follow the instructions on the label. This calculator is intended to be used only as a guide to how much product you need to buy to treat your system. It does not take account of displacement caused by gravel, rocks and ornaments etc and does not include the volume of any external filtration system. NT Laboratories Ltd. will not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies or misuse of this guide.

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  • Keith Holmes - Koi Waterbarn from Knockholt, Sevenoaks

    Koi Water Barn and NT Labs have a long history of working together, we feel that the products in the Koi Care range offer our customers a quality product at a realistic price. This is backed up by extensive research and development that is carried out at the NT Labs HQ located in Kent. They are not far away from our shop at Coolings (Knockholt, near Sevenoaks), this is an added bonus for our customers as they are buying from a local UK based company.