Pure Pond Gel Balls

Pure Pond Gel Balls

Pure Pond Bacteria Balls

WHAT IS IT?

Pure Pond is the very latest new product out of the Evolution Aqua stable, with all the hype of a blockbuster movie this New Filter Aid promises to boost your benificial bacteria levels in your filter and koi pond by slow release and by "on demand" style dosing, quite how it does this is down to the scientists but overall the product gives a visual indication of the state of your filtration system Pure Pond are biodegradable balls, bursting with live bacteria that are slowly released when they are needed most. With over 8,000,000,000 bacteria per litre of Pure Pond Balls, your pond will shine even more than normal, especially if you add them monthly into the Kaldnes Moving bed, or into any other type of filter you may have.

HOW TO USE IT?
When you introduce the Pure Pond balls into the biological chamber of your Nexus, they become one with moving bed, agitating alongside the K1 media, just waiting to smooth out any peaks and troughs of the Ammonia/Nitrite cycle, to give you even healthier, crystal clear water.

500ml For ponds up to 10,000Ltrs

1Litre For ponds up to 20,000Ltrs

Questions and Answers from A Well Known Forum

Wardie -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 9:10:46 AM)

Fishless cycling has been around in the aquarium world since dot. It is poo pooed in the koi world simply because serious aquarium keepers know and understand far more about water than koi keepers.

The bacteria in a bottle or in a ball have a serious problem. This is that for bacteria to be effective in your system it has to be grown on a surface. This cannot be done by pouring the bacteria on to the media.

I can get mature media in 2- 4 weeks brewed in a dustbin. I have totally sussed how to do it. I've also ran many, many tests on the media and what is going on in a filter. Things have come on a way since I made that first post on the subject.

Read on the Internet all you like. The best understanding comes from actually doing. I should know I'm a teacher. Lol lol lol.

fuzz62 -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 9:21:41 AM)

Why cant this be done with the balls then?

how i see it if they are breaking down, which they are, then get smaller and smaller or fall apart, now after looking at how much gets caught in my filter a small object say a ball that has broken up or gone small will eventually get stuck like all other large debris in my filter. If this is stuff does this not mean the bacteria can not transfer?

By the way i have done fishless cycling for the past 5 tanks i have had so yes wardie have tried it

all i am saying is there is too much knocking of this product without anyone have any information!!!! you can not find anyhting other thats whats on the tin, yet because none of use know how it works in relation to other media we say it cant or wornt work ... flat surfaces blah blah

Email jasper, phone him, hell come to wigan and we will all go down and quiz him, then with some understanding some of use might not be as quick to brand this a waste of time, money, space on the internet or what ever you want to call it

Wardie -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 9:39:01 AM)

I have not poo poohed it. Just said it has a serious problem. And no doubt the whole point of the ball is to try to overcome the problem of the liquid.

But for 1 pound fifty for bottled ammonia and pence for bicarb.. The dustbin method is in my mind a winner. I will write a better post for it, as now I have it sussed properly.

al the pal -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 9:59:13 AM)

love a good debate, but this comes up evey year. i all so think pond bacteria is a wast of money , but all to there own. we have all spent on things in life and later on said wot was i buying that for?? [:@]

fishy hands -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 11:13:51 AM)

if bacteria has to eatto survive how does it stay alive in the bottle it comes in? also surely once you have used the balls in the right environment the bacteria well multiply like mad anyway so 1 dose or 2 doses should do!! so why are they saying it has to be put in monthly???

chaos -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 11:35:36 AM)

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Iain like most cheap products under 100 notes they do get given away free with things time to time ... saying that i suppose what you8r saying is this purepond is a rip off as people are giving tubs away free?

Not in the slightest mate, go read the post again! What I'm asking is why add anything to a mature pond that has spot on parameters, doesn't make sense imo

quote:

Rick sorry mate iain has decided that food you are giving away for trial is a load of rubbish

Now you're just talking tosh

jrhartley -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 11:44:31 AM)

I have a few questions related to this thread, I always believed that the bacteria in a filter if conditions were right divided into two then four etc. Now I am sure that most of these bacteria remain on the media they were "born" on but do some either loose grip or get knocked off by larger (but still small) filter dwelling creatures? Do they drift around waterborn until they land on a suitable surface and start off another colony or die trying? How long can they survive in this state? Long enough to do many laps of the pond?

chaos -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 12:19:44 PM)

Bacteria will colonise anything and everything they come into contact with. There will be beneficial bacteria in not only your filter but also covering every surface of your pond and any equipment within.

As for how long they live, all down to their normal life cycle and having enough food to live on (ammonia etc) the more fish in the pond, the more waste and thus more food for the bacteria

fishy hands -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 12:30:45 PM)

but then how do they live in the bottle i buy it in as there is nothing to eat in it ? or if there is i'd imagine they would soon eat it ? also why should i need to top up every month as they will multiply by them selves ??

jrhartley -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 1:02:54 PM)

I have read that single cell algae when it becomes dried, like around lake edges etc can become airborn in this state and if fortunate to land in another body of water can "come back to life". Thats how it gets everywhere. Can filter bacteria do this? Survive in a dried or suspended state and travel with the wind? I would not be surprised if it could. Some bacteria have survived several years in space on satalites and grown just fine on recovery.

alan_t -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 6:25:51 PM)

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ORIGINAL: fishy hands

if bacteria has to eatto survive how does it stay alive in the bottle it comes in? also surely once you have used the balls in the right environment the bacteria well multiply like mad anyway so 1 dose or 2 doses should do!! so why are they saying it has to be put in monthly???


yep exactly to all you said m8.

steve and lou -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 6:38:02 PM)

also if the bacteria isnt alive in your filter and it will be purely because of the temperature of water so not feeding enough

then adding something out of a bottle it will just die off as well


seems like its a sure fired money spinning winner as no/one can actually scientifiically disprove if they work or not

what is the point in rushing things anyway if your filter aint working then keep up with the water changes and limited food till it is working
big lad -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 6:45:57 PM)

it seems like a lot of you peeps are against this but when i first started this hobby i had a bad time with n.p,s and i lost some nice fish getting ulcers and so on i was advised to add some good bacteria so i added kussuri pink i had tyo brew itr for a week but the outcome was a great one so if peeps say they dont work i say they do for me anyway

Yanbbrox -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 6:48:25 PM)

I also don't buy it. 8 million bacteria in balls that are still alive, living on nothing?

I've been around a few places today and it's everywhere in it's own little displays, I've also noticed there is an aquarium version as well.

I'm setting up a nexus next week so I'll add some with some virgin K1 and see what happens. For EA £8-£9 seems an odd price.

If it works then potentially it could be great for the nexus owners out there, then again there was hardly a massive uptake of the bio chip.

jrhartley -> EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 6:36:37 PM)

Just had a look at a nexus 210 to see how the bypass system works and in with the K1 were these small black balls which contain 8,000,000,000 bacteria per litre and are best added monthly!

koicarp1984 -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 6:39:17 PM)

As it happens i got some today and are in my nexus now will let you no if i notice any change

fuzz62 -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 7:21:38 PM)

i picked some up on friday, most in the pond, some in the qt and about 10 in the aquarium indoors ...thought id start to add these to ensure the filters are 100% bob on, end of the day the advantage of only having a small pond is it costs only 9 quid a month, or free with 2 fish

fishy hands -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 7:24:18 PM)

???? but reading on here it seems that most people think adding bacteria to your filters is a waste of time ?? or is this a different sort of bacteria

alan_t -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:07:14 PM)

cant see these being any different then any other that doe'nt work.

Cloggsy -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:09:22 PM)

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ORIGINAL: alan_t

cant see these being any different then any other that doe'nt work.


They are different; they're EA, so they'll cost more

alan_t -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:10:25 PM)

oh yeh, forgotabout that cloggs.

LCrez -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:12:07 PM)

I wouldn't dismiss the EA 'pure pond' just yet. On the whole EA's products are very good with a lot of time and money spent on research and development and im sure they wouldn't be on the shelves if they did nothing. I have given these a try to see if the claims are true, however i think as they have only been in a couple of days it may be too soon to notice any changes. I would be interested to see other peoples results and thoughts on this product as time goes on.

koicarp1984 -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:12:49 PM)

cant knock em untill youve tryed them out

alan_t -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:13:51 PM)

lol...or some of us just got more sense.

steve and lou -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:14:29 PM)

stick some in a bucket of ammonia and see if they eat it then youll know if they work or not

LCrez -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:16:48 PM)

Good idea, sounds like a test for 'Wardie'. I seem to remember he's into ammonia and buckets and maturing K1. If he has the time, let him take a scientific approach to it and let us know of his findings. I read his maturing K1 thread with ammonia in a bucket and thought it was great.

Cloggsy -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:17:08 PM)

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ORIGINAL: koicarp1984

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ORIGINAL: LCrez

I wouldn't dismiss the EA 'pure pond' just yet. On the whole EA's products are very good with a lot of time and money spent on research and development and im sure they wouldn't be on the shelves if they did nothing. I have given these a try to see if the claims are true, however i think as they have only been in a couple of days it may be too soon to notice any changes. I would be interested to see other peoples results and thoughts on this product as time goes on.
cant knock em untill youve tryed them out
You are both right, after all I have taken the plunge and bought a Nexus 210 [

alan_t -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:23:31 PM)

chris_mad -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:49:47 PM)

Any info on where to buy these balls online

koicarp1984 -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 9:55:58 PM)

bigmel -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 10:30:19 PM)

I really can,t see these working or even needed on a mature pond , but as always will be happy to be corrected .

My pond sat at 0.4 degs at the lowest over winter , i read on here that the bacteria die off at this temp , but its all kicked in nicely with only a day of ammonia at .25 and a nitrite spike of the same , other than that i,m feeding 3 times a day without any problems .
If my nexus ever needs a boost of 8,000,000,000 live bacteria i,ll just put my underpants in the vortex .
Eric would wet himself

johnwandle -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 11:17:16 PM)

Nice one Mel.

chaos -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (2/5/2010 11:30:11 PM)

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I really can,t see these working or even needed on a mature pond , but as always will be happy to be corrected
I think that may be the thing here mate, if you're pond is mature and your filter is working and doing what it's meant to, why add anything to it, let alone on a monthly basis. Furthermore, why add 8 billion bacteria to your filter, if the filter is mature then the bacteria present will be in direct relation to the ammonia being produced by the fish, no point adding more as there won't be enough waste to feed them and thus they'll die off anyway.

I'm yet to be convinced on these I'm afraid and wonder if that's a common theme across the industry and why we're already seeing them being given away as freebie

fuzz62 -> RE: EA Pure Pond Bacteria Gel Balls (3/5/2010 8:50:45 AM)

i have responeded to this a number of times but every time i have done so i find myself asking what the hell. i mean this product has been out a matter of a week or two and yet there are people spouting what they cant prove.

If your filter is running at peak level in these temperatures fair play to you, i know for a fact that mine isnt and wont be until peak feeding at peak season, the when you increase the feeding to those levels the relation of bacteria and ammonia is out of ballance hence water problems, water changes and increase in bacteria then you have equilibriam then winter.

Something designed to stop water probs? cant be a bad thing can it? [8|][8|]

Iain like most cheap products under 100 notes they do get given away free with things time to time ... saying that i suppose what you8r saying is this purepond is a rip off as people are giving tubs away free? ... Rick sorry mate iain has decided that food you are giving away for trial is a load of rubbish [8|][8|][8|]

ffs dude.

For the fishless cycling, man this has been done for many many years and there is way more info on the net than wardie provided, if you search and look through the articles, people have taken full param readings and show comparisons to different water conditions thus enabling you to get the perfect set up is this what they call a control experiment? oh yes thats what you do when you prove things you have a control [8|][8|][8|]

Pure Pond Gel Balls

Pure Pond Gel Balls

Pure Pond Bacteria Balls Pure Pond is the very latest new product out of the Evolution Aqua stable, with all the hype of a blockbuster movie this New Filter Aid promises to boost your beneficial bacteria levels in your filter and koi pond by...