quality is the most important factor in a Koi pond or water
garden. Koi, goldfish, and other aquatic life can survive in
less than ideal conditions. One thing Koi keepers can do to
help their fish thrive instead of survive is to make sure
that the minerals and trace elements found in natural ponds
are in the water in their koi ponds and water gardens. In
almost all cases, the water used to fill our beautiful ponds
is deficient in most of the minerals and trace elements
needed to allow our Koi and goldfish to reach their maximum
potential. What little minerals you have in your pond water
are quickly absorbed by the fish, plants, and even the
bacteria that colonize your filters. Unfortunately, most of
the water used for our ponds comes from the tap, which is a
poor substitute for providing a healthy aquatic environment
for your fish. Minerals and trace elements are necessary for
the optimum health and development of our fish. The only way
those minerals can be replaced or introduced is through
water changes and additives. The highest quality Koi in the
world are raised in mud bottom ponds. Even the top koi
breeders have to add fresh clay to their ponds to replace
the minerals and trace elements needed to raise these
incredible living jewels.
leading Koi experts in the world agree that the clay that
contains the most minerals and trace elements is bentonite /
montmorillonite clay. There is very little, if any bentonite
clay in our yards and gardens. This type of clay was formed
millions of years ago, and has to be mined and processed to
a consistency that will allow you to add it to your pond.
Even though there are mines in several places around the
world, not all bentonite clays contain the same level of
minerals. That is why I spent the time and effort
researching to find the best source to make sure our clay is
high in the needed minerals for your fish. You can be
assured that "KOI CLAY" has been laboratory tested
to confirm it will provide the proper minerals for your fish
when used according to our dosing instructions. Try it and
you will see the difference in your water, your fish and
CLAY" contains a balance of minerals in their natural
colloidal form, making them easily assimilated. The minerals
present in "KOI CLAY" enhance the production of
enzymes in all living organisms, improve water quality, and
removes toxins from the pond water.
best explanation I've seen on how calcium bentonite clay
removes toxins comes from clay expert Ran Knishinsky.
the clay first adsorbs toxins (heavy metals, free radicals,
pesticides), attracting them to its extensive surface area
where they adhere like flies to sticky paper; then it
absorbs the toxins, taking them in the way a sponge mops up
a kitchen counter mess."
the toxins are adsorbed and absorbed by the clay they can
then be filtered out of the pond via your mechanical filter.
one level tablespoon of "KOI CLAY" for each 1,000 gallons
(US) of water every other
day for the first two
weeks. Beginning the third week only dose one or two days
per week. You can dissolve "KOI CLAY" into a
container of pond water and pour it evenly around the pond,
or make it into a mud ball and lay it in a gently flowing
stream of water so it dissolves slowly.
minerals contained in "KOI CLAY" are beneficial to
all living things. They benefit your plants and fish, as
well as the bacteria living in your filters. "KOI
CLAY" will remove toxins (heavy metals, free radicals,
and pesticides). "KOI CLAY" literally attracts
these elements like a magnet and then sucks them up like a
sponge. This causes the entire "mess" to settle so
it can be removed by a good mechanical filter, or screened
out manually. All this improves water clarity and quality.
CLAY" can be sprinkled on moistened fish food pellets
or added to homemade paste foods. If you moisten the pellets
you can also put them into a plastic bag containing
"KOI CLAY" and shake it so the clay powder evenly
covers the moist pellets. Spread them out onto a cookie
sheet to dry and you can feed them later. Feeding your koi
and goldfish calcium bentonite clay aids in their digestion
as well as removing toxins from their bodies. By improving
your fish's digestion it decreases the amount of waste they
produce which in turn reduces the load on your filter thus
improving water quality.
two or three weeks you will see an improvement in your water
as well as the skin quality of your koi and goldfish. The
colors will be more vivid, and the white ground brighter.
Your fish will show increased appetites and vigor.
CLAY" can be added to your potting soil or garden dirt.
You can sprinkle it on the surface of potted plants or
dissolve it in water when watering your plants. "KOI
CLAY" will add minerals lacking in your garden soil and
improve the nutrition as well as the flavor of your
vegetables. It also improves disease resistance in your
Naturally occurring hydrated aluminosilicate of sodium,
calcium, magnesium, and iron.
CLAY" is a naturally occurring calcium bentonite clay,
which is available from only a few of the bentonite, mines
in the world. It dissolves well and is ideally suited for
re-circulating koi and garden ponds. Our clay is
all-natural. We purchase it directly from the mine and have
it processed to the consistency needed for your use. Nothing
is added to detract from the makeup of the clay and its
minerals as it is found in nature. You can depend on
receiving exactly what the leading koi experts use. Compare
our price to other montmorillonite clay products and you
will be pleasantly surprised. We have made the cost
affordable for the backyard pond and koi enthusiast.