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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...
Can I use all three Pure Pond products?
Yes, Gel to start your filter, Bomb for rapid bacteria replacement, and Pure Pond for regular addition and maintenance.
Can I place Pure Pond 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...
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.
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...
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.
Where can I buy Pure Products?
Every Evolution Aqua stockist will either have them in stock, or can order them in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the expiry date of PURE Pond?
PURE Pond has a shelf life of 2 years. There is a label on the bottom of the tub which clearly displays the expiry date and batch number. Please store all PURE products out of reach of children, in a safe place, with the lid tightly closed and in a cool...
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. Please follow...
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.
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...
Can I use Pure Products in a pond that has been salted?
Yes, you should be find to do so.
My ammonia and nitrite levels are high, will Pure Pond work in winter?
Unless your pond is heated, the pond bombs will be less effective in cold water temperatures. The nitrogen cycle will also be slower as the bacteria levels in the pond are very low at this time of year, therefore it will take longer for ammonia to convert...
Will I need to remove the sludge before adding Pure to my pond?
Yes, you will need to clean your pond first and remove as much sludge as possible then use the pond Bomb once the remaining sludge has settled.
Will Pure Pond/Bomb help with blue-green algae?
Pure Pond should definitely help. Bacterial blooms only happen in response to a food source, and the dominant bacteria will win the fight for the food. There is such a high concentration of bacteria in Pure Pond Bomb, that this should outcompete the&...
When should I clean my filter after using Pure+ Filter Start Gel?
If you have a brand new filter you can leave it for the first few weeks, as with any new filter, to allow the gel to coat the surface of the filter media and circulate around the pond.If it's an existing filter that you have a cleaning regime for, then...