Ozon Machine in pond
  • areef1985areef1985 March 2013
    Posts: 8
    Dear sifu

    I just read some article on google. unfortunately , i forgot the link T_T ... in short, his pond using ozon machine for the last treatment before enter to the pond and he said, the pond have very crystal clear vision and healthy water.. My question is :

    1. Is there anybody here use it too?? if any, please shared it :)
    2. Is there any side effect , bad or good , with attention to water parameter and koi health about use this product?? :)
    3. Whether us need it or no??


    thank you


    best regards


    areef - Indonesia


    (sorry if my thread wrong room lol)
    Post edited by areef1985 at 2013-03-14 04:37:52 pm
  • niveknivek March 2013
    Posts: 1,251
    "Ozone generators are commonly used by marine fishkeepers but only recently have units become available for pond use. They are still considered very specialist itesis occurs when the tirms and this is reflected in their generally high price. Ozone consists of an oxygen (O2) molecule with an added oxygen atom, creating ozone (O3). Ozone is an unstable molecule, which makes it a powerful oxidizing agent, effective against viruses, bacteria and protozoa, either directly as the third oxygen atom detaches on contact with any organic particle, or indirectly, as ozone decomposes to release free radicals, atoms with unpaired electrons that damage nucleic acids of the cells."
  • niveknivek March 2013
    Posts: 1,251
    "Ozonolysis occurs when the third oxygen atom attaches to molecules with double bonds, to produce two simple molecules with different properties and chemical characteristics. To reduce foam buildup, it is a good idea to operate a protein skimmer if running an ozone unit. Ozone can be quite harmful if used in a confined space, and may cause headaches and sickness if breathed in. The presence of ozone can easily be smelt, but be aware that ozone can be harmful to humans at levels well below those detected by the nose. To avoid any problems it is vital that a unit be selected which either removes any excess ozone before it is released into the air, or else install the unit in a fully ventilated location."
  • niveknivek March 2013
    Posts: 1,251
    "There are associated risks with the incorrect use of ozone, so it is vital that usage levels are controlled. This is generally done by using a redox potential meter which ensures a correct ozone dosage. Although ozone is an excellent disinfectant, ozonizers will not create a sterile system because a pond is an open, exposed system. Certain protozoa, such as Trichodina species, are free living and associated with the filtration system. Also, koi may be carriers of certain diseases and so it is impossible to achieve a completely disease-free status. Ozone will reduce the bacterial load and in the event of a disease outbreak will lower the numbers of pathogens. If used correctly, an ozone generator is an excellent addition to any pond, as it will reduce the factors responsible for many health problems and improve water quality and clarity. It is advisable to run ozone in conjuction with your existing settlement and biological filter and treat it as an addition, rather then relying solely upon a settlement chamber, such as a vortex and an ozone unit." - extracted from The Manual of Koi Health
  • areef1985areef1985 March 2013
    Posts: 8


    1. Ozone is an unstable molecule, which makes it a powerful oxidizing agent, effective against viruses, bacteria and protozoa, either directly as the third oxygen atom detaches on contact with any organic particle, or indirectly, as ozone decomposes to release free radicals, atoms with unpaired electrons that damage nucleic acids of the cells."

    conclusion : ozone, effective against virus, bacteria and protozoa.

    Question : How About nitrosomonas and nitrobacter?? they both needing on our filtration.

    2. The presence of ozone can easily be smelt, but be aware that ozone can be harmful to humans at levels well below those detected by the nose. To avoid any problems it is vital that a unit be selected which either removes any excess ozone before it is released into the air, or else install the unit in a fully ventilated location

    Conclusion : ozone, can be harmful to human levels if they detected by our nose

    Question : how about koi itself?? primary with their gill?? any side effect??


    i think that my notes for a while


    thanks mr nivek about your explain


    regards


    nb : where can i found the "Manual of Koi Healt"?? :D

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