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    TMC V2 ozone generator

    Good Evening All
    Does anyone add Ozone to their pond?
    I've had an idea of adding a ozone generator to my pond via a air pump, I've seen it done by discus keepers years ago but most marine guys do it via a skimmer,
    TMC advertise the V2 being for ponds also but the instructions show direct feed to a skimmer?

    Can anyone give me some advise on the matter please

    Many thanks
    DJ



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    I’ve gone with an ozone generator on my grow on tank, mixing air into a protein skimmer and air stones. I have one of these

    https://www.boddingtonkoi.com/pond-a...-purifier.html

    I like the science behind it. Anyway so far so good I think.

    What is interesting is how widely ozone is used and yet in the koi world it doesn’t seem so popular

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    Sorry stupid question what is it I've never heard of it before

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    You are generating a 3 oxygen atom molecule, because of the 3 atoms it’s very unstable so it effectively splits and you get a free oxygen atom, that doesn’t like being on its own so it attaches to something else. So for instance it could attach to a nitrite molecule, which would turn the nitrite into nitrate.

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    Cant believe the change in my water already, its wasnt bad to start but with my OCD on pond water its deffo better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Sorry stupid question what is it I've never heard of it before

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    Its another way to treat water to make it potable, its used in mains supply in France, rather than chlorine.

    it has drawbacks and these need addressing if your running a set up, but you get probes to monitor it etc
    the slow pond build thread

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    It’s high powered unstable oxygen so theoretically you could get super saturation but you really would have to go some to do that and certainly at the levels of pond equipment I really don’t see it as a problem, you can though get redox meters if you are so inclined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    It’s high powered unstable oxygen so theoretically you could get super saturation but you really would have to go some to do that and certainly at the levels of pond equipment I really don’t see it as a problem, you can though get redox meters if you are so inclined.
    it is harmful at fairly low concentrations, so best used in the open and with probes
    the slow pond build thread

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    Funnily enough I was reading about ozone today and Mike Snaden was saying in deep ponds of 6' plus it can be very dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Funnily enough I was reading about ozone today and Mike Snaden was saying in deep ponds of 6' plus it can be very dangerous.
    I'd be interested in a link to that article?

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    The one I'm using is designed for aquariums it's max capacity is a third of my pond water volume but I'm still going to get a ORP monitor for safety

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    I'd be interested in a link to that article?
    For the life of me I cannot find the exact article. I read it from my Work PC which doesn't save internet history either.

    In my search I did find these Mike Snaden interviews the first of which touches on oxygen and deep water (1/3 down the page), and the 2nd one briefly touches on Ozone (2/3 down the page), but I can't find the article that puts the 2 together:

    Growing Jumbo Koi - Theory and Practice - Interview with Mike Snaden (Part 1) » Nishikigoi.Life

    Growing Jumbo Koi - Theory and Practice - Interview with Mike Snaden (Part 2) » Nishikigoi.Life

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    I’ve run ozone in my pond for 5 years, small dose via Redox controller, the ‘polishing’clarity it has added to my water is unreal. I got my gear from Malcolm at Koi Water Garden:
    https://www.koicarp.org.uk/koi_water_garden_ozone.htm
    He runs it on his ponds, so you can see it in situ if you were interested. My fish have shown no ill effects at all, but you need care and control when using..cheers

 

 

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