Jan 14, 2010, 3:47 AM
Post #25 of 34
Re: [dheensay] calcium carbonate
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Thank you for taking a risk to try out the clay. Even Refresh will have some odd reaction from the kois in the beginning, so suggest maybe you could increase on dosage and reduce application times later. Thank you in advance on the before after pict , also your Sakura grow out looks good on the skin and sumi. i only have the after picts , a shiro which was nothing (hence no earlier picts ) now sumi and shiro looks great , as well as few others. On keeping the kois calm for treatment , you can use Transmore by Nika. Easily found in aquariums.
I think Refresh can do more than just clumping floating debris to clear water, most koiclays can do that. Refresh clay are added to koi food and used to build mudponds due to their mineral content. So probably you would want to leave them as long as possible with the kois to maximise the benefits? Create a "mudpond" condition in your pond , but without loss in clarity? Its a good idea to flush them out when they settle as it actually attract dirt and sink. But those clay particle that sticks to the pond wall are additional food with mineral for the kois.