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Thread: Does anyone actually use chemical filtration in their ponds?

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    Does anyone actually use chemical filtration in their ponds?

    I've always seen chemical filtration as overpriced, not enough bang for the buck to be worth it. Not even on my aquarums, I only have it on my slider turtle tank for the smell. I typically have stuck with oversized bio. I do have mechanical on my pond, but I'd say it's minimal at best. I have matala matting in both my skimmers and on top of my shower. I also have a sieve preceding my ultima filter coming off my BD.

    I finally splurged on some carbon and purigen. I bought four liters of carbon pellets and two liters of purigen. I had three filter socks. Two liters carbon in each of two socks and the purigen in the third. This was placed in the third tray of my matala 5000 skimmer behind four sheets of matala. I have two sheets in each of the first two trays. It's been over a week. I haven't really noticed anything.
    What are people's thoughts on chemical filtration?

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    Most middle and advanced Koi hobbyists are against chemical filtration.
    A few Koi hobbyist use low-dose potassium permanganate treatments in addition to water changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
    Most middle and advanced Koi hobbyists are against chemical filtration.
    A few Koi hobbyist use low-dose potassium permanganate treatments in addition to water changes.
    Is PP use to increase ORP primarily when used in this manner?

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    What are people's thoughts on chemical filtration?
    sucks, big time

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    sucks, big time
    Cost aside, why does It, "suck, big time"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
    Most middle and advanced Koi hobbyists are against chemical filtration.
    A few Koi hobbyist use low-dose potassium permanganate treatments in addition to water changes.
    That's a treatment,, which I'll do on occasion. I drop in one teaspoon per thousand gallons.
    I'm asking specifically about chemical "fitration" i.e. carbon, purigen etc. etc.
    Certainly, it's not harmful if done right. I'm not asking "if" it's beneficial. I'm sure it is. I'm asking to what extent is it and if anyone actually uses it. I bought it this one time. I most likely will continue to use the purigen, at least in my aquariums, as it is able to be regenerated with bleach then rinsed with water and dechlorinator. I never use ammonia absorbers, only binders. I don't want to weaken my beni-bac.
    Purigen has requirements, amine based additives in slime coat products render it poisonous, and ammonia absorbers release the ammomia when salt is added. Those two items are at least able to be regenerated, thus reusable, unlike carbon.

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    I do not use PP ever but I use purigen and AC as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacicu View Post
    I do not use PP evit?r but I use purigen and AC as well.
    How much do you use and how do you use I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco4Koi View Post
    How much do you use and how do you use I
    10 ltrs of purigen. 40kg of AC. all submerged. 22 ton pond plus filter. I think my pond water is safe already for human consumption. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    sucks, big time
    Mike sitting on the fence again, ha ha!!!
    we all use chemical filtration, but most don't know they do !!!

    Brian

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