Home | About Us | Contact Us

Koi Forum - Koi-Bito Magazine straight from Japan
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: Bakki showers and cold weather climates

  1. #11
    Daihonmei MikeM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Orlando, Florida
    Sunlight not needed. I cover mine with loose groundcloth to prevent leaves etc falling in. Media exposed to light becomes green-black with algae. Media shaded is a nice soft yellow-brown, indicating bacterial biofilm. Read the article Luke posted on porous media showers in sewage treatment applications. It implicitly raises a question of whether the desired bacterial activity would be inhibited by heavy algae growth on the media. I tend to think some algae is not a big deal, since algal surfaces themselves can become the site of bacterial colonies. Media under the top layer does not become algified.

  2. #12
    Jumbo Regenmeneer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    In fact, bacteria will do a better job in the dark.


Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Question regarding Bakki Showers
    By kookiblob in forum Pond Construction
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-23-2010, 09:26 PM
  2. lessons learned from cold weather
    By dick benbow in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 12-27-2007, 08:44 AM
  3. QT with bakki showers.....
    By dinh in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-07-2006, 09:30 PM
  4. Water Evaporation In Cold Weather
    By Akai-San in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-15-2006, 01:16 PM
  5. cold weather consequences
    By dick benbow in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-24-2006, 09:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Articles - Sitemap - FAQs and Rules

KB Footer Graphic
Straight from Japan... For the serious hobbyist!
All content and images copyright of: Koi-bito.com