How It Works
Ultimate Koi Clay appears to dissolve when mixed with water, but it only goes into suspension. The clay is made up of billions of microscopic particles. Below is an image of bentonite clay at different magnifications up to 20,000 times its original size. As these particles spread out and settle in the pond they adsorb (to gather on a surface in a condensed layer) and absorb (take in or soak up) toxins from the water. The best explanation I've seen on how calcium bentonite clay removes toxins comes from clay expert Ran Knishinsky.
"Technically, 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."
After that occurs the clay can be filtered out of the pond via your mechanical filter or vacuum. If left in the pond the toxins will continue to be bound.
FOR KOI PONDS AND WATER GARDENS
Ultimate Koi Clay has no expiration date and can be used year round.
Minimum Dose: Use one level tablespoon of Ultimate Koi Clay for each 1,000 gallons (US) of water every other day for the first two weeks. Beginning the third week only dose once or twice per week. You can mix Ultimate 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.
The minerals contained in Ultimate Koi Clay are beneficial to all living things. They benefit your plants and fish, as well as the bacteria living in your filters. Ultimate Koi Clay will remove toxins (heavy metals, free radicals, and pesticides). Ultimate 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. If left in the pond the toxins will remain bound in the clay. All this improves water clarity and quality.
Add one level tablespoon of Ultimate Koi Clay to 10 ounces of water and shake well. Add 1 ounce of the mixture to a 100-gallon aquarium, ½ ounce for a 50-gallon aquarium or ¼ ounce to a 20-gallon aquarium.
ADDING "Ultimate Koi Clay" TO THE FISH FOOD
Ultimate Koi 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 Ultimate 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.
VISIBLE BENEFITS TO YOUR FISH
Within 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.
BENEFITS TO PLANTS
Ultimate Koi Clay can be added to your potting soil or garden dirt. You can sprinkle it on the surface of potted plants or mix it with the water when watering your plants. Ultimate 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 plants.