Water Treatments & Additives

Water Treatments & Additives

Creating a natural healthy environment for the fish and aquatic life within a pond is the biggest challenge to any fish keeper or hobbyist.

Having a balanced ecosystem in perfect harmony is the ultimate goal allowing the toxic waste produced from the fish in the pond to be effectively removed via the filtration systems whilst maintaining high levels of beneficial bacteria, minerals and nutrients in the water ensuring that stress levels of the fish are kept minimal which intern will allow the fish to grow faster and the colouration of the fish more vivid.

Sometimes the devil is in the detail and even the smallest of beneficial additives can make the biggest of improvements within your pond or water.

At Utopia Koi we have a select range of water treatments to cover every aspect of your ponds water you may wish to enhance.

All the water treatments we sell are aimed at creating the ultimate habitat for your fish whether your aim is to buffer the pH, improve the water clarity through the use of a flocculant or simply add a beneficial bacteria boost at Utopia Koi we have everything you will need.

  • Refresh Clay

    £34.95

    Refresh is a clay or as some like to call it a wonderful gift from the earth which cannot be produced artificially.

    Putting Refresh into water replenished the minerals and helps keep the water in superior health which aids good skin on the Koi amongst other things helping your fish look mote youthful with a better lustre.

    REFRESH® clay is only produced at Yasawagi district in Akita prefecture, Japan. Those who live at the district used to take this clay as a secret cure for diarrhoea, injury, toothache etc.

    They call the clay “marvellous soil” or “magic white soil”.

    Refresh is completely natural and an excellent way to add vital minerals back into your pond water that has been stripped out through mains water treatment processes.

    Available in:
    1 x 1.75kg Refresh

    £34.95

  • JPD Mud Booster Clay

    £28.95£134.95

    JPD Mud Booster is an extremely high quality montmorillonite clay from the Yasawagi mountain range in Japan. The very same place as the very well known “Refresh”

    JPD Mud Boost has been tried and tested at Utopia Koi and works with most drum filters!

    JPD Mud Boost is so fine it becomes soluble in water and passes through the drum filter which many other clays fail to achieve and are imply filtered out of the pond water quickly after they have been added.

    JPD Mud Booster to the best of our knowledge contains the highest level of montmorillonite of any clay water treatment having 85% montmorillonite.

    Montmorillonite is used in the food industry and the medicine. The name montmorillonite is often applied to commercial clay mixtures of inferior quality. However, a clay mixture may only bear the name montmorillonite when the composition is a minimum of 70% montmorillonite.

    Montmorillonite contains 67 minerals including 16 essential minerals and a multitude of this trace elements all carefully blended to help gain the very best from your Koi enhancing their natural beauty and colour vibrance.

    The 67 mineral components are in many cases depleted or missing altogether in your pond because most pond are filled via mains tap water and the water has been rendered inane and lifeless through the water treatment processes before it reaches your tap.

    Your pond and filtration system contains living organisms in the from of bacteria and your aquatic life such as Koi. All pond life consumes minerals and trace elements which in many ponds is in shortage.

    In Japan as much clay as possible whether that is in the well known mud ponds which are formed from the clay earth.

    A shortage of essential ingredients in your pond water, by easily adding JPD Mud Booster Clay you can change your pond water in which your koi not just survive but in which your koi flourish and thrive.

    JPD Mud Boost Summary

    • Helps Neutralises and stores waste, poisons, metals and, to a certain extent, ammonium
    • Binding of organic substances such as algae and dyes
    • Acts as a flocculant helping the removal of unwanted substances into your filter system
    • Algal growth is significantly suppressed by the removal of nutrients for algae
    • Helps stabilises the hardness and acidity of your pond water
    • Helps Improve the Skin Lustre of your Koi
    • Helps make the colours of your Koi more vibrant
    • The addition of minerals that help improve the immune system
    • Helps Improve sumi development on your koi through the addition of calcium and magnesium

    How Do You Use JPD Mud Booster?
    At Utopia Koi we recommended 10 grams per 1000 litres (330 UK gallons) of pond water. JPD Mud Booster can be used bi-weekly or as often as you like.

    Simply add the correct amount of JPD mood boost to a container such as a bucket or clean watering containing lukewarm water, stir until dissolved and then simply disperse every across the surface of your pond.

    You can also also use JPD Mud Booster Clay by adding it to your Koi food pellets. Simply place the desired amount of Koi food into a small container and slightly wet. Sprinkle a small amount of JPD mud boost over the dampened Koi food and mix so that the food is coated with the JPD mud Boost. Ensure that only a small amount of water is added to aid the mud boost adhering to the Koi food.

    JPD Mud Booster will cause the water to cloud initially but the water should clear within 24 hours. JPD mud boost can be added on an evening if you would like to minimise the effects of water clouding has on the viewing of your Koi. The water should have begun to clear by the next morning.

    It is not possible to overdose with JPD Mud Booster Clay because all ingredients are completely harmless.

    Available in:
    1 x 2kg JPD Mud Boost
    1 x 10kg JPD Mud Boost

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  • Breeders Secret Clay

    £18.95

    Breeders Secret is a very pure and natural clay product for your pond. Breeders Secret contains a wealth of minerals and trace elements, most tap water lacks. This natural clay product enhances the pigment cells of your koi and optimises the quality of their skin like no other product. As the koi absorb the clay minerals from the water, the quality of their slime coat is improved and its protective qualities increased. Minerals and trace elements also contribute to better digestion and support the oxygenation of blood.

    Breeders Secret neutralises bacterial activity and helps bind suspended fine particles. This results in cleaner, more transparent water. In addition it keeps the pipe work clean and reduces film and clogging due to fine particles in the water.

    Breeders Secret has been tried and tested at Utopia Koi and works with most drum filters!

    Recommended Use:
    You can apply Breeders Secret daily in small amounts or a few times a week in larger doses. When used daily there is only nominally visible clouding despite the constant addition of valuable clay. When used in higher dosages you may observe clouding of the water for several hours afterward. We then advise you to apply Breeders Secret in the evening.

    Daily Dosage:
    Apply 2 grams daily for each 220 UK gallons (1000 litres) of pond water. Measure the necessary amount and dissolve in a bucket or watering can of (pond) water. Distribute this evenly about the pond.

    Weekly Evening Dosage:
    1 x 12 grams per 220 UK gallons (1000 litres) of pond water.

    Breeders Secret cannot be over applied. Over application will result in nothing more than temporary clouding of the pond water which will disappear naturally within several hour/days.

    Good To Know – Breeders Secret and Salt:
    Breeders Secret™ can be applied in combination with salt up to salinity of 0.03%.

    Good To Know – Breeders Secret and UV:
    The working of Breeders Secret is not affected by UV light. Switching off your UV light is not necessary.

    Good To Know – Breeders Secret and Medication:
    We do not recommend the usage of Breeders Secret in combination with medication in order to avoid any effect of our product on the medication. A large post-treatment dosage of Breeders Secret may help clear your pond of any remaining impurities or medication residues.

    Good To Know – Breeders Secret and Water Temperature:
    Breeders Secret™ can be applied at temperatures between 41 F and 75 F (5°C and 24°C).

    Safety:
    Breeders Secret™ is a pure and natural product, safe for man and animals. Avoid breathing dust as it may cause airway irritation. By contact with the eyes, flush with clean water. When swallowed, drink water.

    Available in:
    1 x 2Kg Probites Breeders Secret

    £18.95

  • Eco Pond Logo

    Eco Pond Chlorine Guard is suitable for all types of pond. Chlorine guard removes chlorine, chloramines & heavy metals when filling or topping up ponds with tap water.

    Chlorine Guard contains natural compounds which bind the chlorine and it contains no synthetic chemicals, herbicides or pesticides.Chlorine Guard should be used each time the pond is topped up with tap water and in the opinion of Utopia Koi is something every pond keeper should have in their cupboard in case of emergencies.

    Ecopond Chlorine Guard is an eco-friendly solution for the treatment of the chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals in tap water which can be harmful to fish and wildlife. It prevents damage to the mucous membrane (slime coat) which protects the fish and the build up of excess ammonia from the breakdown of chloramines.

    Dosage rate – 250 ml per 1000 UK gallons of water to be treated.

    Good To Know

    • Chlorine Guard prevents the release of ammonia whilst dechlorination is completed as well as absorbing heavy metals which may otherwise prove problematic to fish.
    • Chlorine Guard is totally natural and safe to use, so you can be confident that precious fish or plants will not be affected by it.
    • What happens if I add too much? Don’t worry. It is a totally natural product and no harm can be done by adding too much.
    • Dosing is based on the volume of water in the pond, not the volume of water being added.

    £6.95

  • Eco Pond Logo

    Eco Pond Foam Free is natural solution for the control of unsightly foam in ponds and water features.

    This organic, non-toxic formulation based on plant extracts has been created to prevent or disperse the build up of unsightly foam that can form in ponds and features. It can be used as often as necessary to control foam.

    Contains no synthetic chemicals, herbicides or pesticides.

    Dosage: 20 mls per 10,000 litres (2200 U.K. gallons) of pond water.

    Available in:
    1 x 250ml Eco Pond Foam Free

    £5.95

  • Kusuri Defoamer

    £7.95£44.95

    Kusuri Defoamer is one of those products that every pond keeper should have in their store cupboard.

    At some point most pond keepers will experience an accumulation of unsightly foam on the surface of their pond. The addition of waterfalls, bakki showers and aerated bottom drains all aid the efficient filtration or aesthetic appeal of the modern pond but can in some instances through the churning of the pond water create foam which is unsightly and in most cases unwanted.

    Not to fear because there is a very quick and easy solution in the form of Kusuri Defoamer.

    • Formulated to remove unsightly foam accumulations in ponds.
    • Made from food grade materials and is 100% fish safe.
    • Can be used as often as necessary and works very quickly.

    Foam accumulation is common on new ponds and early in the season. Continual foam on surface water could be a result of poor bacterial activity or under filtration and should be investigated.

    Recommended Dosage:
    Use 100ml per 1000 gallons (4564 litres) of pond water. Foam should disappear after 1 hour. Treatments can be repeated hourly if necessary.

    Fill a clean watering can with pond water, then add Defoamer. Gradually sprinkle across the surface area of the pond.

    Available in:
    1 x 250ml Kusuri Defoamer
    1 x 500ml Kusuri Defoamer
    1 x 1L Kusuri Defoamer
    1 x 5L Kusuri Defoamer

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  • Eco Pond Logo

    Eco Pond kH plus increases the carbonate hardness of your pond providing essential kH to help enhance bacterial performance and achieve nitrification.

    kH plus is a blend of mineral salts that will help increase the carbonate hardness of your pond.

    The bicarbonate contained within this product will naturally correct pH, enhance bacterial performance and help prevent build ups in ammonia and nitrite caused by the loss of nitrification.

    Contains no synthetic chemicals, herbicides or pesticides.

    Perfect for use with drum filters 

    250ml treats 500 gallons (2,250 litres)

    Available in:
    1 x 250ml Eco Pond kH Plus

    £5.95

  • Microbe Lift pH 7.5 Buffer

    £49.95

    Micro Lift pH 7.5 Buffer is the ideal product to add to a pond when truing to maintain a good level of KH with in your ponds water helping to maintain a stable pH value

    pH 7.5 safely buffers pH levels and Prevents large pH swings

    Includes 2 pH buffers for gentle effectiveness and 3 electrolytes to help maintain osmotic balance

    Provides necessary alkalinity for nitrification with in your filter

    Specially formulated to control fish toxicity which may arise from overdosing

    Not harmful to fish or plants

    Recommended Usage:

    LOWER the pH value and maintain at 7.5
    4 level scoops from the included portion scoop per 450 litres (99 UK Gallons) of pond water.

    HIGHER the pH value and maintain at 7.5
    Prior to adding pH 7.5 Buffer the pH of your pond water must be adjusted. We recommend the use of Microbe Lift pH Increase Plus.

    Once the pH of your pond has been adjusted to the desired pH reading add 4 level scoops from the included portion scoop per 450 litres (99 UK Gallons) of pond water.

    Available in:
    1 x 1.8kg Microbe Lift 5.5 pH Buffer

    £49.95

  • Microbe lift pH DECREASE

    £19.95

    Microbe lift pH DECREASE safely lowers pH levels in ponds. The formulation includes two pH decreases for gentle effectiveness and three electrolytes to help maintain osmotic balance.

    Designed to make your pond water more Acidic.

    Safely Lowers pH Levels in you pond

    • Formulated in deionised water
    • Includes 2 pH decreases and 3 electrolytes to help maintain osmotic balance
    • Contains a slime coat ingredient for skin protection and stress reduction in pond fish
    • Has a chelating agent to enhance water quality
    • Not harmful to fish or plants
    • Contains phosphoric acid

    Recommended Usage:
    28ml per 1700 litres (375 Gallons) of pond water for every 0.1 pH unit decrease required.

    Always add Microbe Lift pH DECREASE in several stages and measure decreased pH before next treatment.

    If your pond contains fish or plants, do not decrease your pH levels more than 1 pH unit in a 24 hour period or this may cause fish or plant fatalities.

    Available in:
    1 x 1L Microbe lift pH Decrease

    £19.95

  • Microbe lift pH INCREASE

    £19.95

    Microbe lift pH Increase safely increases pH levels in ponds. The formulation includes two pH increasers for gentle effectiveness and three electrolytes to help maintain osmotic balance.

    Designed to make your pond water more Alkaline.

    Safely Increases pH Levels in you pond

    • Formulated in deionised water
    • Includes 2 pH decreases and 3 electrolytes to help maintain osmotic balance
    • Contains a slime coat ingredient for skin protection and stress reduction in pond fish
    • Has a chelating agent to enhance water quality
    • Not harmful to fish or plants
    • Contains phosphoric acid

    Recommended Usage
    28ml per 1700 litres (375 Gallons) of pond water for every 0.1 pH unit increase required.

    Always add Microbe Lift pH increase in several stages and measure increased pH before next treatment.

    If your pond contains fish or plants, do not raise your pH levels more than 1 pH unit in a 24 hour period or this may cause fish or plant fatalities.

    Available in:
    1 x 1L Microbe lift pH Increase

    £19.95

  • Kusuri Biobalance

    £10.95£24.95

    Kusuri Biobalance is a natural mineral powder that will raise carbonate alkalinity (KH), raise pH and assist in stabilising pH swings.

    Biobalance is a high grade pure carbonate with essential elements and dosed on a weekly basis will improve your water quality. Once you have the desired KH level re-dose weekly.

    If trickling water in and out, regular KH tests will be required to maintain the desired KH level.

    Carbonate hardness can become depleted because both the fish and filter bacteria require Calcium Carbonate and Salts to thrive. In soft water areas ponds can be prone to pH crashes due to low levels of carbonate alkalinity (KH).

    Biobalance is an excellent simple way to maintain a healthy KH level in your pond helping reduce pH swings and crashes.

    Recommended Dosage:
    Add 25g per 1000 UK gallons of pond water to be treated daily until the desired KH or pH has been achieved.

    The KH value and pH value of your pond water requires slow adjustment to reduce undew

    Available in:
    1 x 1kg Kusuri Biobalance
    1 x 3kg Biobalance

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  • Kusuri Eco Pure

    £18.95£134.95

    Kusuri Eco Pure added weekly will reduce blanket weed and string algae by dramatically reducing Nitrate and Phosphate.

    Kusuri Eco Pure coats the blanket weed starving it of nutrients.

    Eco Pure can work as quickly as 2 weeks however most ponds can take 4-8 weeks. Best used in early season to suppress major blanket weed growth before any blanket weed is given a chance to take hold and over run your pond.

    Kusuri Eco Pure can be used at any temperature over 10°C.

    Recommend Dosage:

    Maintenance Dose:
    Use cup supplied, add two level cups per 4,546 litres (1000 gallons) of pond water. Add dose to a clean watering can and mix with pond water. Apply this solution around the edges of the pond, once a week.

    Reduction Dose:
    On heavy growth areas add the dry powder directly to the Blanketweed/string algae growth around outer edges of the pond. Use up to 8 level cups per 4,546 litres (1000 gallons). Kusuri Eco Pure is most efficient at temperatures over 15°C/60°F.

    3kg of Eco Pure is enough for approximately 9 weekly treatments of 22,730 litres (5,000 gallons)

    Available in:
    1 x 1.25kg Kusuri Eco Pure
    1 x 3kg Kusuri Eco Pure
    1 x 11kg Kusuri Eco Pure

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  • Kusuri Super C Special

    £18.95£69.95

    Kusuri Super C Special increases hygiene and breaks down organic waste accumulation in your filter and pond systems.

    Kusuri Super C Special is a special blend of active enzymes and minerals formulated to break down harmful organic matter into inorganic matter that can then be flushed from filter systems and bottom drains helping to maintain a spotless pond, helping create crystal clear water.

    Adding Super C Special to your pond allows more beneficial bacteria to populate the filter media helping reduce Ammonia and Nitrite.

    Kusuri Super C Special can be used in conjunction with other beneficial products such as clays and beneficial bacteria boots which are all chemical free.

    Recommended Dosage:
    Add 25 grams of Supper C Special per 1,000 gallons of pond water. Add the desired amount of Super C Special to a clean watering can and mix with pond water. Distribute around the pond or add directly to the filter system. Use twice weekly for one month and once per week thereafter for best results.

    Available in:
    1 x 1kg Kusuri Super C Special
    1 x 3kg Kusuri Super C Special
    1 x 8kg Kusuri Super C Special

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  • Microbe Lift Flocculant Plus

    £19.95

    Microbe Lift Flocculant Plus is a proprietary formulation used to coagulate suspended solids in the pond water. After use, particles in the water settle to the bottom of the pond which can then be carried away via your ponds bottom drain or water pump to the filtration system.

    • Clears cloudy water
    • Safe for aquatic life and plants
    • Attracts suspended particles
    • Improves filtration

    Recommended Dosage:
    30 ml per 550 litres of pond water.

    Maintain aeration and filtration for maximum clarification.

    Initially the water may haze but will clear after the initial period which is usually 12 to 24 hours leaving a beautiful crystal clear pond water free from micro floating debris

    Available in:
    1 x 1L Microbe Lift Flocculant Remover

    £19.95

  • Clover Leaf Absolute Clear

    £7.95£19.95

    Absolute Clear is an extremely effective flocculent for clearing cloudy water dead algae and unsightly suspended particles suspended in your pond water.

    Suitable for use in ponds and aquariums.

    Absolute Clear is 100% safe to use with all fresh water species of fish.

    When used in ponds we recommend you use Absolute Clear from spring and repeat twice per month to help maintain water clarity.

    Absolute Clear works more efficiently when used in conjunction with a filter system. As the flocculent causes the suspended particles in the water to fall out of suspension to the base of the pond the filtration system is then able to clear them from the base of the pond and discard to waste.

    Recommended Dosage:
    100ml treats 566 Litres of pond water.

    Maintain aeration and filtration for maximum clarification.

    Initially the water may haze but will clear after the initial period which is usually 12 to 24 hours leaving a beautiful crystal clear pond water free from micro floating debris.

    Available in 3 sizes:
    250ml Bottle Treats 14,175L (3,122 UK Gallons) of water
    500ml Bottle Treats 28,350L (6,244 UK Gallons) of water
    1 L Bottle Treats 56,700L (12,488 UK Gallons) of water

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  • Microbe Lift Phosphate Remover

    £24.95£54.95

    The ultimate remedy in phosphate removal for fresh water.

    To clear the pond from phosphate successfully, it is necessary to use phosphate remover regularly in new or existing “mature” ponds.

    Microbe Lift Phosphate Remover is a polymeric blend with outstanding qualities, including the ability to tie-up large quantities of phosphate without negatively influencing the pond water in any way.

    Phosphate is caused by the decomposition of organic substances such as food surpluses, dead plant matter and excretion. Although phosphate is a vital part of any water make up it is only desired in low concentrations other wise it promotes unsightly algae growth.

    A phosphate concentration increase could lead to water quality problems. To solve problems caused by phosphate, it is recommended to keep the phosphate concentration in fresh water below 0,3 mg/ltr.

    Microbe Lift Phosphate Remover overview

    • Safely removes the phosphate out of the pond water
    • Will not harm fish
    • Will not harm plants

    Recommended Dosage:
    30 ml of Phosphate Remover per 400 litres of water.
    Depending on the water quality, the amount of organic and fish waste 30ml can remove between 1 and 1.5 mg/ltr phosphate.

    The doses can be repeated if the phosphate level is still too high. Multiple treatments can be needed if a very high phosphate level is at hand.

    A gradual water treatment protocols is recommended. Treat the water with the desired amount of phosphate remover. Re test the waters phosphate level and re treat with additional phosphate remover until the desired level of phosphate is reached with in the pond water.

    Available in:
    1 x 1L Microbe Lift Phosphate Remover
    1 x 4L Microbe Lift Phosphate Remover

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  • Microbe Lift Ammonia Remover

    £12.95£19.95

    Microbe Lift Ammonia Remover neutralises toxic ammonia, chloramines and chlorine. Is safe for everything that lives in the pond. Ammonia Remover gives beneficial bacteria time to multiply and recover if the biological filter gets damaged keeping pond fish from being stressed. Use Ammonia Remover preferably after refreshing or adding tap water. Also use when the pond is over-populated with fish.

    Every ounce removes 1.25 ppm of toxic ammonia by forming an irreversible complex to reduce free ammonia to safe levels.
    Neutralises residual chlorine and destroys deadly chloramines.
    Treats ammonia burn in pond fish.
    This bottle treats ponds up to 20.000 litres.

    Transporting Fish
    Microbe Lift Ammonia Remover is very useful when transporting fish to new ponds or Koi Shows as an example during the hot summer months when ammonia presence in water is more toxic than colder months.

    A few drops of Ammonia Remover per 4 litres in each transportation bag will help support a safe fish transportation.

    Water Parameters 
    If proper water alkalinity is not maintained the process of nitrification within the filter will not occur correctly. It is also likely that the water within the pond will have an unstable pH.

    To increase alkalinity We recommend the use of Eco Pond KH Boost until you achieve an alkalinity level of 50/ppm to 100/ppm (minimum), and then maintain the alkalinity at a level of at least 50/ppm.

    Dosage
    30 ml Ammonia Remover to 600 litres of water to decrease the level of ammonia with 1,25 mg/ltr.

    Treat for total ammonia level at one time. If needed, the dosage may be repeated safely. If toxic levels of ammonia persist, a partial water change is recommended. Over feeding may be the cause.

    Available in:
    1 x 500ML Microbe Lift Ammonia Remover
    1 x 1L Microbe Lift Ammonia Remover

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  • Microbe Lift Nite Out II

    £24.95

    Microbe Lift Nite Out II is designed specifically for pond waters that contain aquatic life. Its highly specialised microbial consortium of nitrifying cultures is specially formulated to eliminate ammonia via a natural biological process termed nitrification. Remains active to 4°C! (Best results from 13°C and up).

    The cultures contained in MICROBE-LIFT®/NITE-OUT II will establish, promote or stabilise and maintain nitrification in pond waters, eliminating the toxic effect of ammonia. MICROBE-LIFT®/NITE-OUT II liquid nitrifying bacteria contains select strains of Nitroso-monas, Nitrospira, Nitrobacter. Nitrosomonas convert ammonia to nitrite and Nitrobacter and Nitrospira convert nitrite to nitrate.

    Specific Benefits Gained through the use of Nite Out II

    • Nitrates nitrification super fast!
    • Promotes stable nitrification.
    • Provides stable cold weather nitrification.
    • Safe for use around plants and animals.

    When ammonia removal is desired first start with MICROBE-LIFT Clean & Clear to reduce the organic waste in the pond as high levels of BOD can inhibit nitrification by competing with the nitrifying microorganisms for necessary oxygen. After applying MICROBE-LIFT Clean & Clear wait 24 to 48 hours to do its job, and then apply MICROBE-LIFT NITE-OUT II. Prior to the addition of NITE-OUT II (to start and maintain nitrification).

    Check to make sure that the pond’s pH is in the correct range for nitrification. Adjust the pond pH to a range of 7.5 to 8.7, and check to see if adequate alkalinity is present as you must maintain a level of at least 50/ppm of alkalinity at all times. This is necessary as nitrifying microorganisms use 7 parts of alkalinity for each part of ammonia removed (oxidised).

    Water Parameters 
    If proper water alkalinity is not maintained the process of nitrification within the filter will not occur correctly. It is also likely that the water within the pond will have an unstable pH.

    To increase alkalinity We recommend the use of Eco Pond KH Boost until you achieve an alkalinity level of 50/ppm to 100/ppm (minimum), and then maintain the alkalinity at a level of at least 50/ppm.

    Available in:
    1 x 1L Microbe Lift Nite Out II

    £24.95

  • Salt PDV

    £9.95

    To Salt or not to salt is a question?

    We are asked all the time at Utopia Koi and with such a plethora of conflicting information available through the world wide web its easy to see why so many hobbyists are confused.

    Salt is a an excellent supportive treatment and has been used since time and memorial within human medicinal treatment programs and is used extensively in Japan by Koi breeders.

    • Salt can be used as a simple bath or dip
    • Salt can be used to kill parasites and bacteria at high strength
    • Salt can be used to help the osmoregulatory helping keep a Koi’s fluid level in balance

    Dosage for use as a general supportive treatment and tonic is 13.6 grams per gallon (4.55 Litres) will equal 0.30% salinity.

    • As a supportive treatment when treating bacterial infection combined with other permissible treatments, such as Acriflavine or Elbagin at 22.7 grams per gallon (0.50%).
    • Salt Bath at 119 grams per gallon (4.55 Litres) equals 2.64% salinity which can be used for 10 – 15 minutes or until the koi shows signs of distress, whichever is the shorter.
    • Protection against Nitrite. The salinity required to protect fish from nitrite is .002% salt for every 1 ppm of nitrite in the water.

    We strongly recommend that salt is NOT used with all chemicals, notably potassium and chloramine T at high strength. We would recommend a maximum recommended dosage with these chemicals of 13.6 grams per gallon creating a salinity of 0.30%.

    We strongly recommend using the koi medic salt pen to measure the % of the salt solution in your pond.

    When water changes have been carried out its very difficult to sustain the desired percentage of salinity without the use of a salt meter.

    Available in:
    1 x 12.5kg of PDV salt

    £9.95

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Pond liner calculator

Use our simple Pond Liner Calculator to estimate the liner and/or underlay size required for your pond.

The result allows for an overlay either side of 30cms. You may wnat to increase or decrease this value depending on your pnd installation.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are entered in meters. As an example if your pond is 254cm deep at its deepest enter 2.54.

The liner dimensions for your pond including a 30cm over lap are:

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Liner width:

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UK gallons:

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Measure the length of your pond, the width of your pond and the depth of your pond in meters and enter the measurements into the Utopia Koi easy to use pond volume calculator. This will give the volume in litres.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are to be entered in meters, for example: 543cm would be entered as 5.43.

The water volume of your pond will be:

Volume in Litres:

Volume in UK gallons:

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Radius Diagram

Measure the diameter of your pond (the distance across the pond at its centre) then divide the diameter in two to get the radius of your pond.

Now measure the depth of your pond and enter the measurements into the Utopia Koi easy to use circular pond volume calculator.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are to be entered in meters, for example: 543cm would be entered as 5.43.

The water volume of your pond will be:

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