At our heart, we are dedicated to educating, inspiring, and celebrating the splendour of Japanese koi. Keeping our Koi fishes healthy hinges on the cleanliness of our filtration system.
Monitoring both the pond water filtration system and water quality is paramount to ensure that all water parameters stay within an acceptable range.
How to Maintain and Clean Koi Pond Bio Filters in Kerala
We can guide you through intricate plans on how to set up a Koi Pond Filtration System for a pond that sparkles with clarity. The beauty of our filter systems lies in their easy cleaning process, taking as little as 10 to 30 minutes.
Our filtration system merges a multi-cyclone system with biofilters, streamlining the cleaning process and conserving significant amounts of water every year. To delve deeper, reach out to us.
- The first step in cleaning any pond’s filtration system is ensuring that standby aerators are operational, and the aquatic life is content. Ideally, service the filtration system during the early morning or in the evening before darkness falls.
- Cleaning the biofilter units should align with predetermined service intervals. During these scheduled services, remove filter media from all filtration chambers and give them a thorough rinse with a garden hose.
- Cleanse the filter chambers of the pond water filtration system using a suitable vacuum system or by opening the appropriate drain valves. If necessary, employ high-pressure cleaning with a water gun. Allow the filter chambers to dry before reinserting the media.
- Once the media is back in place, add a beneficial bacteria supplement to kick-start your biofilters back into action. This supplementation aids the rapid maturation of new media and enhances filtration capacity.
- Clear out leaves, dead plants, and other debris from the settling tank and the pond’s bottom using appropriate methods. Debris that accumulates at the pond’s base can become a breeding ground for harmful pathogens.
- Inspect the running hours of the UV water clarifier, and if needed, replace the UV bulb. If the UV lamp doesn’t require replacement, remove and inspect the quartz tube, cleaning it with a soft microfiber cloth dipped in vinegar or a mild acid.
This procedure should be carried out every 12 months to ensure that your UV light reaches the water with maximum intensity, providing the designed output. With this maintenance, you’ll create a healthy pond environment that eliminates the need for frequent water changes and ensures the safety of your fish.
During this time, it’s advisable to perform a partial water change of 20-25%. Additionally, a small weekly water change of 5-10% is an effective way to reduce or remove dissolved nutrients from your pond.
As you may be aware, aerobic beneficial bacteria rely on oxygen to purify the water, removing sludge and waste from fish and fish food. It is critical to inspect the aerators regularly. Given the multitude of models available in the market, refer to the owner’s manual for routine maintenance guidelines. Focus on the air intake pre-filter, as it can quickly become clogged in areas with high atmospheric pollutants.
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