PURE+ Filter Start Gel 1Ltr

  • Live concentrated bacteria in a gel
  • Actually adheres to filter media
  • Matures new pond filters
  • Converts ammonia and nitrite
  • Easy to apply to all types of media
Product code: PUREPONDGEL1 .
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PURE+ Filter Start Gel is a live, concentrated bacteria culture for use in new Koi pond filters. The gel based solution will stick to the filter media, allowing the nitrifying bacteria it contains to rapidly colonise your filter.

Once the filter media has been coated with the PURE+ Filter Start Gel, the beneficial bacteria within the gel will speed up the maturation of your filter media, while helping to convert ammonia and nitrite, resulting in less stressed fish.

DOSING ADVICE

• Shake well before use to ensure the bacteria has not settled.

• Unscrew the cap and pour the contents of the bottle directly onto your filter media for best results. You cannot over-dose your filter with gel.

• We always advise the addition of oxygen to your pond via an airpump and diffuser when using PURE+ Filter Start Gel.

• Always perform regular water tests using a suitable test kit, especially before adding fish to the pond.

• If a UV-C is running, switch it off when dosing and keep switched off for 12 hours after dosing.

PURE+ Filter Start Gel will not address problems with green water, a suitable UV-C should be used to clear green water.

1. What’s the difference between Pure Pond, Pure Pond Bomb and Filter Start Gel?

Filter Start Gel should be used to kick-start brand new filters, or existing filters which have changed to brand new biological media. Pour the gel directly over the media. Pure Pond is a maintenance product which can be used regularly on new and established Koi ponds to help keep water clear, reduce sludge, and keep populations or beneficial bacteria high, and intact. Pure Pond Bomb is a concentrated single dose of bacteria and enzymes. It can be used regularly, or if increasing fish load, washing filter media or replacing bacteria after the use of medications.

2. Can I use all three?

Use Gel to start your filter, Bomb for rapid bacteria replacement, and Pure Pond for regular addition and maintenance.

3. Can I place it straight into the pond?

Yes, but a Bomb is better to drop straight into the pond as it is a large, gel ball. Pure Pond is small, so if you have water movement and fish it will travel around the pond, when it is best in a filter bag, in your filter, where it is contained. Gel should always be poured over filter media.

4. Will my fish eat Pure, and will it harm my fish?

Ravenous Koi carp may eat Pure Pond if you offer it to them as if you were feeding them. Pure is only made up of beneficial bacteria and gel, but fish eating it should be discouraged.

5. Does Pure leave anything behind?

Yes, Pure Pond shrinks as bacteria is released, and a small bead about 5mm in diameter will remain. It is safe, and can be removed, or left in the filter with other biological media. Pure Pond may crack, split and shrink as all the bacteria leaves the ball, but any remaining residue from the gel ball is also safe to leave in the pond system, or remove for aesthetic reasons.

6. Is Pure safe for wildlife?

Yes, Pure is 100% safe for fish, amphibians, invertebrates, bathing birds, and mammals visiting the pond to drink. But wash hands after use, keep out of reach of children and don’t ingest it.

8. I haven’t got a filter. Can I still use Pure?

Yes, Pure can be added to a wildlife pond or static water feature with no problems.

9. Can I overdose my pond with Pure?

No, but the bacteria inside Pure is aerobic (oxygen demanding,) so adding far too much Pure may deplete a pond’s oxygen levels, unless sufficient water movement and aeration is in place.

10. What temperature is Pure effective at?

If water temperature is below 10°C, Pure is less effective. As Pure contains natural bacteria and enzymes it will be more effective as temperatures rise.

11. Do I put the gel in when dosing the pond with the Pond Bomb or Pure Pond?

Yes, the gel is fine to apply to the filter. You can add the Pure Pond bomb as part of the start up process of your pond.

13. Do I need to turn my UV off when dosing my pond with Pure products

No, you don't need to turn your UV off when dosing your pond with Pure Pond products (Pure Pond Balls and Pure Pond Bomb). You will need to turn it off when using the Pure Filter Start Gel and follow the directions as stated on the bottle.

14. How often should I dose my pond with Pure Pond?

To maintain a biological equilibrium in the pond, we recommend dosing with Pure Pond balls once a month. This will also help to maintain clear water. For best results use when the water temperature is above 10°C.​​​​​​​

15. How often should I dose my pond with Pure Pond Bomb?

A Pure Pond Bomb should be used as and when required to rapidly address biological and clarity issues. You cannot overdose the pond with Pure Pond Bomb, and you could continue to use Pure Pond Bombs repeatedly if you prefer. However we recommend, for ongoing monthly maintenance, using Pure Pond balls to keep ammonia and nitrite at bay, and maintain clear water.​​​​​​​

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GTIN 05060088875926
Brand Evolution Aqua
Product Code PUREPONDGEL1
Weight 1kg
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