A Koi pond can be one of the best retreats available. The chance to simply relax and appreciate the beauty that is so unique to these living jewels.
It has been said that "we don't keep fish, but rather water." To a large extent this is true.
We offer an extensive line of water treatment products and test kits to enable you to maintain a quality environment for your Koi.
When to Test
Individual, one-time tests are only important if the test results indicate a toxic or dangerous condition, such as high ammonia, where corrective action has to be taken immediately. The greatest benefit of testing, however, is obtained when results are plotted on graph paper over a period of several testings, so that trends or directions can be noted early. By knowing the direction your pond's water quality is taking, you can take corrective action before the problem gets out of hand.
Normally, tests for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH and temperature should be made once every week or two. Tests should be made more frequently during periods of change in the pond, such as spring warming, new filter installation, major pond cleaning or repair. At such times daily testings for certain items may be necessary, for example pH test during cement work and ammonia and nitrite tests for new filters. During stable periods such as mild summers, testing may be cut back to once every three weeks, and during periods of midwinter inactivity, testing can be eliminated.
The Kusuri range of visual test kits all feature Palintest® technology components, they are the very best in visual test kits.
All kits feature and easy to colour match plastic acetate card and are supplied with non-degradable foil sealed tablets.
Hanna electronic Ion specific meters work using ion specific chemical method, in other words like simple test kits, a chemical is added and a colour is formed and the electronic meter reads the results very accurately in mg/l down to 2 decimal places I.E. 0.01mg/l special reagents (chemicals) are required for each parameter.
Trans Instruments has specially designed the KoiMedic tester to measure the delicate salt concentration in the pond.