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    Virasure

    Is anyone using this as a pond conditioner? I’m always a little confused how something can act against virus and bacteria ?

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    Watching, with interest.
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    Just to add, ive had some serious bacterial issues which are fingers crossed behind me! Just looking for something (with several new fish in the pond) to keep it that way. Seems to have very good reviews on the various forums, but then again so does filter start .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    Is anyone using this as a pond conditioner? Iím always a little confused how something can act against virus and bacteria ?

    https://www.absolute-koi.com/subcat1302.html


    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...HT65t4lA8-neoH
    Looks a bit too good to be true. Interested to see what Feline and Syd think?

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    I am sure they must do something, I believe they use a similar thing for net dips at fishing lakes etc. I just don't know how you would test it really! Maybe it's worth calling them and seeing what they do and how it works. This shows what it fights against here: https://www.virasure.com/efficacy-data

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    I am sure they must do something, I believe they use a similar thing for net dips at fishing lakes etc. I just don't know how you would test it really! Maybe it's worth calling them and seeing what they do and how it works. This shows what it fights against here: https://www.virasure.com/efficacy-data
    Found this on Virkon Aquatic tablets too:

    Now widely recommended for disinfection against KHV. Easy dissolving pink effervescent tablets.

    Antec Virkon S for Aquaculture which has been specifically produced for the UK aquaculture industry. It builds on the heritage of Antec Virkon S as the most proven veterinary disinfectant in the world, and has been shown, in published independent research, to have the world’s broadest range of efficacy against major fish pathogens, including ISA (Infectious Salmon Anaemia) virus and IPN (Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis) virus, even at low temperatures and high organic loads.

    Antec Virkon S for Aquaculture provides complete pathogen control in all aspects of fish production including broodstock/hatchery, freshwater production, seawater production and all stages of processing. In addition to this proven efficacy, Antec Virkon S for Aquaculture has a favourable environmental profile which makes it readily approved in terms of individual farm discharge consent requirements. It also offers great operator safety, as it has no occupational exposure limits.

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    There certainly seems to be some science behind it, especially related to control of Virus's, the bacterial claims are a little more confusing.
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    It’s basically just like adding a bit of bleach to your pond. Yes, it will ‘disinfect’ the pond to a certain degree, and reduce bacterial loads, unfortunately it’s totally indiscriminate in which small bugs it kills and will equally knock back your biofilm and also the micro flora and micro fauna (diatoms etc.) that live in your pond water and on surfaces.

    Some people do swear by using these things regularly, just as some people swear by using low dose PP regularly for the same reasons. But I always question whether it’s the right approach. Excellent pond and filter hygiene should keep your water healthy and bad-bacterial counts low without needing to bleach them to death

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    I should probably add that I do buy Virkon tablets- I use these to disinfect my koi socks, nets and bowls between uses. They are ideal for this purpose and less likely to do you damage if you splash some in your eyes than PP would be!

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