Technology for Successful pond! What keeps a pond healthy? To understand what’s happening with your pond, first some biology lessons so we understand what factors affect the pond environment and what we can do solve them if needed. Biological balance Due to the small size of most ponds a natural balance is difficult to obtain. Therefore, we must help to keep your pond healthy. Sufficient water quality is important, however, this will be influenced as you can see in the pond cycle by many contaminants such as plant debris, garden debris, fish and bird droppings. by nd i g Deco m bac posin ter g ia fun a Conditions with oxygen Nitrite Nitrate Oxidation by Nitrob ter ac bact eria Pond plants Absorption by plants Conditions without oxygen (Anaerobe) 1. Advice for a healthy pond! • Installation of a good filter and pump for demolition and removal of debris. • Test on a regular basis values of pond water • Correction of water parameters with pond care products. • Supporting the biological balance by adding beneficial bacteria cultures. • Installation of an air pump for sufficient oxygen in the water. • Installation of a UV unit to prevent excessive algae growth. 2. Advice for the use of pond filters Pond advice from the specialist n by atio nas o xid O som ria o te itr bac • Fish excrements • Remainders • Uneaten ﬁsh food • Plant remains etc. N • The amount of fish in the pond determines the size of the filter, so more fish or koi means a larger filter, also a shallow pond, or a lot of sun means a bigger filter is needed. • Plants will help to keep your pond in balance, a plant filter can help to break down waste in the pond. • A pond filter and pump must be in operation 24 hours a day, if possible 12 months per year. Only in danger of freezing turn the pump and filter off and clean it immediately. Break-down of Nitrate in anaerobe conditions Nitrogen • If your pump or filter is longer than three hours not in use then clean it first before you put your filter back into use to prevent your pond being poisoned by dying bacteria. 3. Advice for the purchase of a pond pump • The pump capacity should be 50% of the pond capacity thorough purification. • Consider capacity losses caused by hose length, UV lamp and head. • it’s better to use a pump without filter sponge for a more proper cleaning so the dirt particles get into your filter Instead of the filter sponge. • To maximize dirt sucking put the pump in the deepest part of the pond. • For proper circulation place the pump and filter outlet as far as possible apart • If you want a fountain or a water bell nozzle take a separate pump with a sponge pre filter, these are very affordable, your fountain does not need 24 hours a day Spraying. What kind of filter do I need? This depends on the following factors: Is your pond a natural, combination, Koi pond or swimming pool? • What is the content of your pond? • Is your pond situated in the sun or shade? • How deep is your pond? • How much fish do you keep per 1000 litres of water? • Do you have a filter plant? • If you want a built-in filter UV-C or a single UV-C unit? Pond Clear Kit TopClear FlowClear Complete filter kit for smaller ponds consisting of: • Biological Pond Filter media. • pond Flow Eco-energy pond pump. • UV cleaner helps fight green algae and provides clear pond water within 14 days. A unique 3-step pond pressure filter complete with filter material and UV-C lamp! 1:Filter foam provides mechanical filtration. 2:Bacteria in the bio-balls provide biological purification. 3:Built-in UV-C provides control of algae and works to prevent against diseases. The ideal filter for fish and Koi ponds up to approximately 10,000 litres. Also available as Clear Fall with built-in waterfall. Both filters have the following benefits; • Built-in Philips UV-C fights algae growth and inhibits the development of diseases. • Within 14 days clear water thanks to the Philips UV-C. • The Philips UV-C lamp provides guaranteed 8000 hours. • Easy to clean by unique and useful filter media slide valve. Available in 3 sizes for ponds of different sizes A pressure filter can be placed everywhere, invisible, beside, under or near the pond so very easy to use. Pond filters Model SF POND CLEAR 2500 Model SF TOP CLEAR UV 7000 SF TOP CLEAR UV 9000 SF TOP CLEAR UV 15000 Model SF FLOW CLEAR 10.000 SF FLOW CLEAR 20.000 SF FALL CLEAR 10.000 Max pond sizeMax. Pump flow uvc-Power Diameter 2.500 L 1.000 L/h Max pond sizeMax. Pump flow 7.000 L 9.000 L 15.000 L 2.500 L/h 3.200 L/h 6.500 L/h 5 W 4.000 L/h 10.000 L/h 4.000 L/h 30 CM H. max. uvc-Power Diameter 3.0 M 3.0 M 3.0 M Max pond sizeMax. Pump flow uvc-Power 10.000 L 20.000 L 10.000 L 35 CM Height 11 W 40 W 11 W Height 9 W 9 W 11 W 30 CM 30 CM 30 CM 40 CM 50 CM 57 CM Length Width Height 55 CM 100 CM 55 CM 36 CM 42.5 CM 36 CM 45 CM 65 CM 45 CM The right pond pump Just as important as a good filter is a good pump. The pond pump is there to ensure that the contaminated water ends up in the filter. PondEco Plus PondFlow Eco PondEco Multipurpose pond pump for fountain and simple pond filters. • Fully equipped with multi-step hose connection and two different nozzles. • Energy efficient so economical to run. • Includes 10 ‘cable, and 2 years warranty and user manual The affordable quality pump for all ponds, unique in price, power consumption and quality for a affordable hobby! • Saves up to 50% on purchase price and power use compared to other pumps. • Equipped with 3 years warranty and GS approval for quality and safety. • Moves large volumes of water with a low power consumption. • DCS: ceramic actuator and gears give minimum loss of performance • Vortex blades transport debris up to 8 mm. • Hose Connection 40/32/25 mm. • Easy to install and virtually maintenance free. Pond Skim The Super Fish pond skimmer floats in the pond and sucks dirt, such as leaves, dust and algae from the water surface. For a clear and healthy pond. • Easy to clean thanks to the removable waste grid. • Low power consumption only 25 watts • Pond capacity of 2000 litres per hour • Suitable for ponds up to 25m2 Professional filter pump for Koi and ponds with unique pick up and replace warranty and the lowest possible energy consumption. • 3 years 48 hours Pick-up and warranty at your doorstep! Your pump is broken?, a major problem for costly pond and fish, but do not worry, we deliver within 48 hours without charge a new pump. from Monday / Friday. (On Saturday and Sunday no deliveries). • The lowest possible energy costs, only about 12 watts per 1,000 L / h, a pond pump that deserves a green label! • Solid casing prevents blockage and easy maintenance and installation. • Easy to install, two outlets on top and side with rotating tulle with multi-step hose connection 40/32/25 mm. • Vortex blades transport coarse particles up to 8 mm. • DCS: ceramic actuator and gears for minimum wear. Pond pumps Model SUPERFISH POND FLOW 1000 SUPERFISH POND FLOW 2000 SUPERFISH POND FLOW 3000 SF POND ECO 3500 SF POND ECO 5000 SF POND ECO 8000 SF POND ECO 12.000 SF POND ECO 15.000 SF POND ECO PLUS 8.000 SF POND ECO PLUS 12.000 SF POND ECO PLUS 15.000 SF POND ECO PLUS 20.000 SF POND SKIM 2000 Max. Pump flow H. Max Power 1.000 L/h 2.000 L/h 2.900 L/h 3.600 L/h 4.800 L/h 7.800 L/h 11.300 L/h 14.200 L/h 7.150 L/h 10.850 L/h 14.800 L/h 18.500 L/h 2.000 L/h 1,4 m 1,9 m 2,3 m 2,4 m 2,5 m 4,0 m 4,5 m 4,1 m 2,5 m 3,4 m 4,5 m 5,5 m nvt 12 Watt 25 Watt 45 Watt 45 Watt 60 Watt 80 Watt 155 Watt 175 Watt 72 Watt 135 Watt 157 Watt 220 Watt 25 Watt UVC provides crystal-clear water Even though the water in your pond has the perfect composition and you have a good filter, you can still suffer from algae. There are several reasons for this. Clear water in 14 days! Causes for algae growth: • A new filter or a new pond needs time to get balanced. In the meantime, algae will arise. To get a biological balance in your pond as quick as possible you must control algae. • At the start of spring in the pond after a thorough cleaning of the filter and high temperatures, the biological equilibrium disturbed and algae will thrive. You must intervene to redress the balance. • If the plants cant keep up with the nutrients produced by the fish and the filter, which often is the case with Koi ponds, green algae see their chance. Your pond is green and opaque. Reflex UVC With a Superfish or Koi Pro UVC your pond water will be clear within 14 days. The best results are achieved through the UVC in combination with a biological filter to work. (5.000, 7.000 & 10.000) The pond pump ensures the pond water through the UVC unit conducted, in which the water through a special Philips PL lamp flows. The UVC radiation these lights produce will kill harmful bacteria and germs and keep algae growth under control. The Philips lamp ensures thanks to the 8000 hours burning hours a year a smooth pond. Because the inside of this UVC consists of a stainless steel housing, the UVC has a long life. The stainless steel makes UV reflectance also even better. UV-C Tech This UV-C device provides a clear pond with healthy fish. The pond water is pushed by a pump through the UV-C device where it is exposed to UV-C radiation at a wave length of 254 Nano meters. This radiation is produced by a special lamp and ensures that bacteria and germs have no chance to develop. Thanks to the length of the device, the water is exposed to high doses of radiation. In addition, the stainless steel interior for reflection of the UV-C radiation, thereby increasing the efficiency, this is increased to 35%. The interior is electro-polished stainless steel housing to stick on the reflection and therefore remains optimal. UV-C device Model Max pond sizeMax. Pump flow Lampuvc-PowerRVS Reflector SF REFLEX U.V.C.7000L/ 9W. SF REFLEX U.V.C.10.000L/11W SF REFLEX U.V.C.20.000L/18W 7.000 L 10.000 L 20.000 L 5,000 L/h 7.500 L/h 12.500 L/h Philips PL Philips PL Philips PL 9 watt 11 watt 18 watt Yes Yes RVS house SF TECH U.V.C.40.000L/40W SF TECH U.V.C.75.000L/75W SF TECH UVC MASTER T5 75 W 40.000 L 75.000 L 75.000 L 20.000 L/h High Power T5 20.000 L/h High Power T5 20.000 L/h High power T5 40 watt 75 watt 75 watt RVS house RVS house RVS house Oxygen is essential for a healthy pond Tip: To aerate the pond filter we also recommend that you hang an air stone in the Pond Filter. Your filter works better then and stops your pump unexpectedly or if it becomes clogged then the aeration keeps the bacteria in the pond filter by the aeration and water movement alive. Oxygen is essential for all living creatures in the pond, plants, bacteria and especially your fish needs enough oxygen. When there’s insufficient oxygen your pond filter will also work less. An additional pump is therefore recommended. In the summer it provides air to support the oxygen requirement and in the Winter it present an ice hole. Airbox The right pump for each Pond size: Pond aeration set pond aeration set in a handy box for protection against rain and splashes. •The AirBox provides fresh oxygen in the water. •Keep your pond healthy in the summer and ice free in the winter. •Complete with air hose and air stones. Complete sets to aerate pond and aquarium. These kits are supplied complete with air stones, air hose, user manual and a free replacement membrane for a durability life span. KoiPro Air-Blow Professional air pumps specially designed for a massive amount of air. They supply up to a depth of 3 meters sufficient air. With 2 years warranty. Koi Flow Pond air pump for larger ponds and Koi ponds •high air output at low power. •Low noise and long life. •Complete with 6 air stones and air hose with a length of 50 meters. •Free spare diaphragms included for a longer Life span. Air pumps Model Pressure Power SF POND AERATION SET MINI SF POND AERATION SET NR 1 SF POND AERATION SET NR 2 78 L/h 96 L/h 240 L/h 0,015 MPA 0,015 MPA 0,020 MPA 1,5 Watt 2 Watt 4 Watt SUPERFISH AIR-BOX NR.1 SUPERFISH AIR-BOX NR.2 SUPERFISH AIR-BOX NR.4 96 L/h 240 L/h 600 L/h 0,015 MPA 0,020 MPA 0,012 MPA 2 Watt 4 Watt 10 Watt SUPERFISH KOI FLOW 20 PROF. AERATION SET SUPERFISH KOI FLOW 30 PROF. AERATION SET SUPERFISH KOI FLOW 60 PROF. AERATION SET 1.200 L/h 1.800 L/h 3.600 L/h 0,025 MPA 0,025 MPA 0,025 MPA 15 Watt 25 Watt 35 Watt KOI PRO AIR BLOW 50 KOI PRO AIR BLOW 100 3.000 L/h 6.000 L/h 0,045 MPA 0,040 MPA 30 Watt 88 Watt Output Easy accessories Pond Alarm Pond cover net A pond cover net prevents leaves or other debris from falling into the pond it also prevents herons and cats from eating your fish. •Available in all sizes •Includes convenient pegs •Easy to install •Fine mesh and flexible •Strong plastic fiber •Extra long life span Pond coarse plastic / steel 100 cm Pond Fine / telescopic handle 250 cm From super fish , fish nets are available in all sizes and types, with short, long or telescopic handle. Fish nets with coarse black mesh are used for catching fish. White fish nets with a fine-mesh are used to remove leaves dirt and algae from the pond. Herons, cats, other animals and even thieves lurking on your valuable fish. It is therefore recommended that you protect your precious possessions sufficiently against intruders. The pond alarm produces a loud signal which will scare unwanted visitors off Bird & Cat Scare Sprinkler with movement sensor, the most effective and animal friendly way to protect your valuable fish against Herons, Cats and Fish thieves. The Bird and Cat scare can be easily connected to the water mains. As soon as the sensor detects a treat it will scare of the predator or intruder with a power full water push. You can adjust sensitivity and reach to make the device suitable for the size of your pond. Pond Thermometer The pond thermometer measures the temperature of the pond, this will help you to decide how much to feed and what kind of food you have to provide and may also be important if you have to treat your fish. Feeding your fish with an automatic feeder has many advantages. You get the maximum from your fish by exactly the right amount of feed given. This will give them optimal growth and better colour pattern Smaller amounts of food are better for the health of the fish and the pond. Because the food will be eaten all the time there’s no unnecessary pollution of the water and additionalload of the filter. Pond feeders Model Uses SF POND FEEDER SF KOI FEEDER SF PROF FISH FEEDER Batteries Batteries 220-240V Automatic feeding 1-6 x Per day 1-4 x Per day 1-24 x Per day Amount For 0-50 gram Small pond 50-1000 gram Big Pond and Koi Pond 10-2000 gram Big Pond and Koi Pond Choose your own kind of pond Depending on your type of pond you will need some accessories. First choose the type of pond and then the accessories which are necessary to make your hobby successful Natural Pond With banks, marsh plants and oxygen plants you create a piece of nature, where birds come to drink and possible natural inhabitants such as snails and frogs find their home. It is intended that this underwater world keeps Itself naturally in balance, but sometimes you need to give a helping hand with natural care products or a simple filter. uv-c device ith in-built w r e lt fi d Pon ar Pond Cle ar le C Top d pump Simple pon Eco ar Flow Cle ration set Small ae Fish net t Cover ne rmometer e th d n o P pond filter Heavy duty up to 10.000 L ar nds Flow Cle r bigger po ar 20.000 fo le C w lo F cient Energy effi Combination pond Pond Eco You like your fish and want to see them, with marginal plants, water plants and several fish and Koi you create your own underwater world together. UV-C tion set Big aera Fish net Cat scare Bird and t Cover ne A good filter, UVC against green water, a good pond pump and a strong air pump are essential for a successful pond. Koi pond Koi is not just a fish but a pet. These brilliantly coloured fish are easily tamed and recognize their owners by their footsteps when it’s feeding time. It is a misunderstanding that Koi are very expensive. Of course you can make it as expensive as every hobby and spend unlimited money on very expensive, unique specimens, however, from 10 Pounds there are some nice Koi for sale which you can raise yourselves. Koi have special demands on the pond construction, pond filter and a strong pump, air pump and UVC are essential. pond pump Optional der Pond fee rmometer e th d n Po pond filter Heavy duty up to 20.000 L er ar ed Koi Filt Flow Cle ds customiz n o p r e g ig For b pump duty pond y v a e h t n cie Energy effi Plus Pond Eco t aeration se Koi Flow -C ss steel UV uty stainle d y av e H Koi Net at scare Bird and C eder fe d n Koi po ometer Pond therm www.aquadistri.com This is a publication of; Aquadistri. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or published in any form, be it electronic, mechanical, photocopying or any other way, without prior written permission of the publisher. 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