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Gill Health: Why it's Important

Posted by Minnie Ray Chaudhury on

Gill Health: Why it's Important

Written by Ken Austin, Certified Koi Keeper, Koi Organisation International  Gills are important to the health and well-being of your Koi. Anything that undermines their efficiency is likely to be harmful to the health of the Koi. While gills may be broadly considered equivalent to your lungs, they serve multiple functions, to include: Gaseous exchange where dissolved oxygen in the water diffuses into the blood stream and carbon dioxide in the blood stream diffuses out into the water. Ammonia produced by the digestion of protein is expelled from the blood stream into the water via the gills. Osmoregulation, a process...

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UV Clarification & UV Sterilization for Your Pond

Posted by Ben Cooke on

UV Clarification & UV Sterilization for Your Pond

Algae Control - No more green water   UV-Clarifiers kill 99% of single cell floating algae (green water) as well as a small percentage of disease organisms. They do not harm the beneficial bacteria that grow in filters and on rocks, etc. in the pond. They only kill the organisms that pass through the UV.How does a UV Filter clear green water?Single-celled green algae, (Chlorella vulgaris) require light and nutrients to thrive. It is one sign that your pond is generally healthy, and it even makes a great food additive for farm animals, but it doesn't do much for your...

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