Jan 18, 2010, 7:59 AM
Post #32 of 34
As mentioned in my earlier post, i had this same problem when using this clay. Instead of 1x dose per week, i broke the same amount down into 3x per week. This has had the following effect :
1. The "cloud" is not very thick anymore.
2. The koi dont flash at all (or rather, maybe just a wee bit)
3. My smaller koi ~30cm are not at all affected.
4. The filteration system clears the pond in under 2 hours, so its back to normal.
I would advice you try doing this instead. Like feeding, i prefer less amount, more times. Hope that makes sense.
Thank you for the in-depth write up about the use of calcium, bentonite etc clay. As always, your in depth analysis is a great scientific approach to viewing the hobby.
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