Feb 24, 2010, 5:22 PM
Post #24 of 37
Hi Bro ,
Re: [Carpa Diem] Very high nitrite
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Your recent increase in participation of many discussions had indeed kept this forum very much alive , with all the mysteries and intriquing sharing , certainly I hope the forumers here can enjoy all the readings and intriquing mysteries ...
Aquazyn bacteria culture , is the only brand that I had used all these while , though there are at least more than a hundred brands or dealers selling bacteria culture worldwide ..
Aquazyn 1000 , is labelled as ( Water Conditioner ) , as no health department , in any proper sense of mind , would allow Bacterias to be imported into anywhere or simply allow bacteria to be passed around ...
Honestly , I had not been adding any bacterias into my bigger pond the last one year or so , because this pond is so mature that the bacteria level is thriving happily all these while ..
despite the fact that I water-change 10 pct daily and rinse or flush my filteration chambers quite regularly with water from my tap ... that is why most hobbyists would deemed me as unorthodox ...
JR , Brother James P. Railey , is one of the most respectable champion Koi Keepers for many years , and his contribution on Koi-Keeping , together with his vast knowledge had help many of the forumers , not only in Koi-Bito , but everywhere that he appeared .. ... BUt I can gaurantee you Bro , Koi-Bito is never a one sided forum all these while , and while JR shared many of his views , there would be some who would chose to differ from his views , and this is a known fact , and that was what that kept Koi-Bito interesting all these while ... This is what Koi-Bito is all about . It has never been one sided ..
JR will never need to regularly culture bacteria for his pond , because he has got some of the most matured ponds among the hobbyists across the Atlantic . JR has never advocate for any brands of any devices used in a koi pond , neither has he denied the existence of bacteria in bottle ... . Though JR had been one of the best and knowledgable champion of Koi Keeping , he understood , that not all ponds are built the same and while one system might work for some , some just don't . Even with running the same system , and different mode of maintenence , it will still work out differently . Brother Larry knows JR best , and he had never deemed JR as one who advocates for anything except " Good Water " .. That is the reason why many called him , the " Filter Man " ..
As for Koi-Cop , it's only typical of some , who believed that dinosaurs were merely mythical creatures that once roam the earth , even with fossils dug up , it can be deemed as being placed there out of mischief ...
and that's Koi-Cop 's view on what's in the bottle .. Just my views as well , ... maybe Koi-Cop had bought something that never works ?? or some sand powder that some mean dealers passed of as bacteria ??
I believe bacteria can hibernate , and microbiologists who embarked on studies of micro-organisms do know , and identify some strains of bacterias that's needed for pond water , that can hibernate , stored in dry form , or bottled , or canned whichever you deem fit , and wakening of such bacterias through aeration is as true as dinosaurs roaming the earth ... .
We can't see the developement of bacteria culture , or bacteria at work , but through the water test taken and tested by the labs , results show increase activities or high total plate counts everytime bacteria culture takes place ... Lab test wouldn't lie for all we know , and many here , had benefitted or cultured bacterias in their ponds , to know that bacterias , whether in plastic container or bottled , do works .. , unless for some unlucky guys who happened to buy sand and thought they were bacterias for water culture ... .. or some who do not even know how to "wake those bottled bacteria "
There has never been a dividence between what's in the East and the West , but different reasons , seasons , weather and some eco reasons , even water supplies , each has to find their best way to upkeep their kois .
While we use chillers for the hot tropical sun here , most across the Atlantic hope to be able to afford heat-exchangers for their ponds through winter . While most of our water suppliers provide soft water and we often have to find means to try to increase water hardness , most across the atlantic had been using water softener to reduce the water hardness ... but whether East or West , we all shared a common interest ..
" The Love and Passion for Nishikigoi " ...
Complete on your SOP bro , and you will be one up on JR , bcos JR has never had a complete SOP for his Koi-Bito friends before ..
I love all your writings , mysteries and intriquing facts Brother Jeff ... good job ... keep this forum alive ...
P.S - I have not seen any blur sotong here among the 12,000 forumers here so far , just some who were new to this hobby and trying to seek solutions to better water management and koi-keeping ..