Koi Culling Technique

Showa and Utsurimono

  • 7 days old – Keep all kuroko (black fry).
  • 50-70 days old – Discard bad body shapes, white, black, orange, yellow, heads cover black, white , red, black edged pectorilal fins.

Shiro Utsuri

  • 50-70 days old – Keep large white areas, potential good sumi, discard red or yellow spots.

Kohaku

  • 50 – 70 days old – Discard yellowish body, shirobo, light Hi. Keep clear body, translucent shiroji will become snow white skin, yellowish red beautiful, orange Hi will become hi quality Hi.

Sanke

  • 50-70 days old – Discard shirobo, kurobo, akazukin (red hooded) and zubohaki (wearing pants), hachikuma (black dots on heads), tora (half red and half black). Keep soko sumi (sumi that is faintly visible), sumi shows earlier than Hi, proper sumi, shimmies, tejima (stable sumi, fade without tejima), Hi plateds important.

 

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Koi Deformations

List of Koi Deformations

  • Gills – Covers blown, short, or outer edge curled.
  • Fins – Missing, angel, or dwarf.
  • Spine – Bent upwards or bowed.
  • Head – Dolphin, bent, too shot, or tadpole.
  • Eyes – Missing.
  • Dorsal Fin – Not continuous.
  • Jaw – Lower jaw deformed.
  • Body – Middle region distended.
  • Tail – Tail area thin, off set, or long pointed tailing.

By Blogger KoiLover

Koi Belly Diagnosis

List of Koi Belly Diagnosis

  • Normal – Like pushing a finger into muscle of upper arm when muscle is relaxed.
  • Unreleased or Infected Eggs – Like poking finger into fat on stomach.
  • Internal Parasite or Bacterial – Like poking finger into fat on stomach.
  • Possible Impaction – Hard.
  • Internal Columnaris or Bacterial – A red anal port.
  • Infection or Toxins Diarrhea – Leaking out of anal port when sides of the fish is gently pressed (fluid indicates infection or toxins diarrhea).
  • Internal Infection – Dumpiness (being short) near the anal port.

By Blogger KoiLover

OASE Products: Bitron C UV Clarifiers

Bitron

The New Power For Clean Water

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The newest revolution among UV-Clarifiers with the highest level of efficiency thanks to an even longer water dwell time (time in which the water is in contact with UV Light). Irradiation times are regulated automatically and thus energy costs are reduced by as much as 50%! The clever cleaning automation ensures permanent, intensive UV irradiation from 120 – 240 W.

Works with perfected efficiency«

The Bitron C becomes one of the most efficient UVC reactors in controlling algae and bacteria, through a combination of strong features, such as irradiation capacity, water dwell time and thorough mixing. All these features together make the powerful innovation perfect.

 

Patented cleaning rotor:

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Via the water flow the cleaning rotor is continuously guided around the quartz glass tube and thus prevents debris from settling.

Easy Maintenance:

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By pressing our locking button and twisting the unit, we have full access to easily change the UV. No difficult task and can done in a matter of minutes.

Incredible UV Power

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The Bitron is our most powerful UV Clarifier currently offered. from 36W to an impressive 110W we have the UV Clarifier for any pond size. Make an investment in clear water and install a Bitron C UV Clarifier in your pond system today.

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OASE Bitron 36C UV-C Pond Clarifier

Item#:  56935

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The UV-C technology in Bitron C clarifiers helps ensure consistently clear and healthy water by flocculating (“clumping”) microscopic green algae that are the main contributors to green and unsightly pond water. Once flocculated, the algae clumps are removed from circulation by the filter. This controls the occurrence of algae and reduces the effects of harmful byproducts from algae decomposition.

All Bitron C clarifiers feature bypass technology for optimal water flow regulation past the UV for maximum UV efficiency and built-in automatic glass cleaning.

Please note: UV bulbs degrade over time and should be replaced every 8000 hours (about once per year) to maintain maximum efficiency. UV bulb operation can be checked with the built-in function check.

  • Effective Pond Size: up to 10000 gal. (without fish)
  • UV Power: 36W
  • Recommended Pump Capacity: 1600 GPH (min) to 7000 GPH (max)
  • Max. Operating Pressure: 7.5 psi (17 ft)
  • Intake Connection: 2 in. threaded, male
  • Outlet Connection: 1 1/2 in. threaded, male
  • Tubing Connector: 3/4 in., 1 in., 1 1/4 in., 1 1/2 in., 2 in. (x1); 1 in., 1 1/4 in., 1 1/2 in. (x2)
  • Direct Compatibility: BioTec 10000
  • Power Cable Length: 15 ft.
  • Power Consumption: 36W
  • Power Requirement: 110V / 60Hz
  • Regulatory Listing: CSA (Canada, US)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 24 x 7 x 7 in.
  • Limited Warranty: 2 Years

Specification

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OASE Bitron 55C UV-C Pond Clarifier

Item#:  56936

The UV-C technology in Bitron C clarifiers helps ensure consistently clear and healthy water by flocculating (“clumping”) microscopic green algae that are the main contributors to green and unsightly pond water. Once flocculated, the algae clumps are removed from circulation by the filter. This controls the occurrence of algae and reduces the effects of harmful byproducts from algae decomposition.

All Bitron C clarifiers feature bypass technology for optimal water flow regulation past the UV for maximum UV efficiency and built-in automatic glass cleaning.

Please note: UV bulbs degrade over time and should be replaced every 8000 hours (about once per year) to maintain maximum efficiency. UV bulb operation can be checked with the built-in function check.

  • Effective Pond Size: up to 18000 gal. (without fish)
  • UV Power: 55W
  • Recommended Pump Capacity: 1600 GPH (min) to 8000 GPH (max)
  • Intake Connection: 2 in. threaded, male
  • Outlet Connection: 1 1/2 in. threaded, male
  • Tubing Connector: 1 in., 1 1/4 in., 1 1/2 in, 2 in. and Schedule 40
  • Direct Compatibility: BioTec 18000
  • Power Cable Length: 15 ft.
  • Power Consumption: 55W
  • Power Requirement: 110-120V / 60Hz
  • Regulatory Listing: CSA (Canada, US)
  • Dimensions: 24 x 7 x 7 in.
  • Max Recommended Operating Pressure: 7.25 psi/17 ft. of head
  • Limited Warranty: 2 Years

 Specification

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OASE Bitron 110C UV-C Pond Clarifier

Item#:  57101

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The UV-C technology in Bitron C clarifiers helps ensure consistently clear and healthy water by flocculating (clumping) microscopic green algae that are the main contributors to green and unsightly pond water. Once flocculated, the algae clumps are removed from circulation by the filter. This controls the occurrence of algae and reduces the effects of harmful byproducts from algae decomposition.

The UV-C spectrum the Bitron C clarifiers put out also has a germicidal effect that reduces the growth of both harmful bacteria and phytoplankton.

All Bitron C clarifiers feature bypass technology for optimal water flow regulation past the UV for maximum UV efficiency and built-in automatic glass cleaning.

Please note: UV bulbs degrade over time and should be replaced every 8000 hours (about once per year) to maintain maximum efficiency. UV bulb operation can be checked with the built-in function check.

  • Effective Pond Size: up to 32000 gal. (without fish)
  • UV Power: 110W
  • Recommended Pump Capacity: 1600 GPH (min) to 11000 GPH (max)
  • Intake Connection: 2 in. threaded, male
  • Outlet Connection: 1 1/2 in. threaded, male
  • Tubing Connector: 1 in., 1 1/4 in., 1 1/2 in, 2 in. and Schedule 40
  • Direct Compatibility: BioTec 18000, BioTec 32000
  • Power Cable Length: 15 ft.
  • Power Consumption: 110W
  • Power Requirement: 110-120V / 60Hz
  • Regulatory Listing: CSA (Canada, US)
  • Dimensions: 29 x 8 x 8 in.
  • Max Recommended Operating Pressure: 14.5 psi/17 ft. of head
  • Limited Warranty: 2 Years

Specification

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By Blogger KoiLover

Oase Products: Surface Skimmers

List of Oase Surface Skimmers

Surface Skimmers

Keeping your pond clean and free of debris

Surface skimmers are the ever vigilant helpers that remove leaves and debris from the water surface. The incorporation of surface skimmers to your pond environment will insure that you are doing everything necessary to keep your pond healthy and safe from the harmful buildup of decaying organic matter.

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SwimSkim

The SwimSkim floating in-pond skimmer is the ideal addition or retrofit to any pond, it is ideal because it floats on the water surface allowing you the benefits of a skimmer without having to cut into pond liner or undertake large modifications to your pond shore line.

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Aerates your water
In addition to removing leaves and debris from the water surface, the SwimSkim also improves water quality by increasing water circulation as well as air injection.  This product truly is a 2 in 1 combination, and it combines two important features: cleaning and aeration.

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installation in just minutes
The SwimSkim floating in-pond skimmer is the ideal addition or retrofit to any pond. The SwimSkim can be installed in any existing pond without modification or cutting into liner. Not having to cut into your pond liner to install the SwimSkim makes it an ideal choice for those who are trying to tackle the problem of cleaning the pond surface with minimal to no modifications.

AquaSkim

The AquaSkim is an in-pond skimmer that effectively removes leaves and other debris from the pond surface, without having to cut into liner.

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automatically adjusts to changes in water level

The AquaSkim will automatically adjust to a drop in water level (up to 6 in,). This solution makes AquaSkim the ideal choice for anyone in any climate that may experience water loss or gain throughout the year.

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A retrofit solution without difficult installation
The AquaSkim is an ideal solution for those who have no existing skimmer, but would like the added benefits of one.  This is accomplished by placing the AquaSkim in the water and weighing it down to the pond bottom, and since AquaSkim automatically adjusts to varying water levels it does not matter if the water level is different throughout the year. Since there is no need to cut the liner or modify the shore line, AquaSkim is truly a great choice for anyone who wants a simple solution for their pond skimming needs.

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OASE SwimSkim Floating Pond Skimmer

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The SwimSkim floating in-pond skimmer is the ideal addition or retrofit to any pond.

In addition to removing leaves and dust from the water surface, the SwimSkim also improves water quality by increasing water circulation and air injection.

SwimSkim can be installed in an existing pond without modification or cutting the liner. It automatically adjusts to varying water levels.

  • Effective Pond Surface: up to 270 sq. ft.
  • Water Circulation Rate: 800 GPH
  • Air Injection: 80 GPH (0.17 cfm)
  • Min. Water Depth for Installation: 14 in.
  • Power Cable Length: 15 ft.
  • Power Consumption: 40W
  • Power Requirements: 110-120V / 60Hz
  • Regulatory Listing: CSA (Canada, US)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 13 x 12 x 10 in.
  • Limited Warranty: 1 year

Specification

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OASE AquaSkim 40 In-Pond Skimmer

The AquaSkim is an in-pond skimmer that effectively removes leaves and other debris from the pond surface.

AquaSkim automatically adjusts to a drop in water level (up to 6 in.), and since the liner does not need to be cut for installing AquaSkim, it is an ideal choice for retrofitting an existing pond.

  • Effective Pond Surface: 270 sq. ft.
  • Installation Depth: 8 – 22 in.
  • Max. Water Level Variation: up to 6 in.
  • Recommended Pump Capacity: 1600 to 3500 gph
  • Pump Connection: 1 1/2 in. threaded
  • Tubing Connector: 1 in., 1 1/4 in., 1 1/2 in.
  • Dimensions (Dia x H): 14 x 32 in.
  • Limited Warranty: 1 Year

Specification

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By Blogger KoiLover

 

 

 

 

Aqua Ultraviolet UV Series Test

Aqua Ultraviolet UV Series Test By Manufacturer

Real Science . Not Science Fiction

At Aqua Ultraviolet as with any successful business, competitors will attempt to mimic your products. While the old adage states “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” some of our competitors marketing claims have unfairly maligned our products and distorted the facts.

If you follow our competitor’s information then our units shouldn’t work at all, we wouldn’t even be in business, and yet we are number #1 year after year. Aqua Ultraviolet designs, tests and brings to market innovative products each year while our competitors criticize, then copy us.

We sympathize with the competition, how can they possibly market against the best? By making misleading claims about lamp performance, ultraviolet exposure, and chamber design, they are basically creating propaganda.

Let us give you the facts.

Simply put, Aqua Ultraviolet sterilizers will clear your water in 3 to 5 days, sometimes overnight and keep it that way. We don’t require you to slow your flow rates down to accommodate dirty green water; we eliminate it.

Aqua Ultraviolet has been in business for over 27 years, we have designed units for many industries including drinking water purification, food preparation and manufacturing applications. Remember that in many of these industries the specifications are very stringent. Some of our competitors, have even sought us out to design and produce UV’s for them.

Why do our products trump the competition? Here are a few reasons:

  • Our UV sterilizers are easier to use than the competitions, and they offer a longer lamp life – 14 months over about 9 months for the competition.
  • Our products are generational. We keep parts and supplies for all models, and the parts will always work within the generations.
  • Our high-powered units are compact. The competition’s are larger and need more space for installation.
  • Our lamps are rated at the end of life, not at the beginning.
  • Our initial testing is performed in-house and field tested, and then results are verified by independently laboratories. Therefore, the testing is fair and unbiased.
  • Our products come with Technical support people to help with installation questions and other inquiries.
  • Our technical support staff has even assisted consumers with competitors products.
  • A live person is available Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.