The Aquasure Ozonair Purifier unit will cure and most importantly help prevent common ailments such as bacterial infections, fungal infections, low immune system, ulcers, mouth sores, fin rot and parasite infestations. Up until now the only way to treat such problems was to use additives in the water or apply them directly to the wound. Additives can be detrimental to the koi’s health or in some cases life-threatening if added in the wrong quantities or situation.
The oxidation process has a huge effect on not only the quality of the water but also the visual aspect. The link between them both is surprisingly similar. The food that we feed our koi is extremely high in protein. Koi do not need and cannot process/utilize much more than 25-30% of protein the rest is pure waste; and in return ends up as mulma. The mulma will pass through your filter system but not all will be collected/trapped and will return back to your pond.
The mulma is dissolved into the water, making dissolved organic carbons (DOCs). Bacteria thrive feeding on the high proteins in DOCs. The bacteria will cause ailments such as bacterial infections, fungal infections, low immune system, ulcers, mouth sores, fin rot, parasite infestations. These are all extremely detrimental to the fish’s health.
Algae is caused by the presence of too much organic material from DOCs. If the amount of organic material is too high, the water loses the ability to maintain adequate oxygen levels. This is because the DOCs produce Carbon dioxide (CO2). The absence of oxygen provided by organic material allows algae and different kinds of “weed” to thrive. This will also affect the clarity of the water, causing a yellowy/brown tinge and in some cases a green film to appear on the surface.
The Ozonair Purifier Unit produces ozone; ozone is created naturally in the world around us by the combination of oxygen in the air and ultraviolet rays or by the electrical discharge during a lightning storm. On some occasions, you can smell the pungent odour after an electrical storm. Ozone is a natural purifier, meaning no harmful chemical by-products are created. The only by product is pure oxygen. Ozone is composed of three oxygen atoms. One of the atoms is connected to the others weakly and will transfer itself to other substances such as bacteria (DOCs) or in this case carbon dioxide (CO2) causing them to oxidize by binding itself onto them. Once the oxidation process has happened the only molecule left is pure oxygen.