Carbon Dioxide pH Control System for Pond
ECOsmarte Planet Friendly, Inc. Eliminates ACID By At Least 90%
ECOsmarte offers you the only option to provide water without scale, algae or cloudiness for your pond, waterfall or water feature. Natural oxygen and ionic copper with proper filtration combine for many years of clear and trouble-free water. We specialize in ponds with fish and water gardens. We can automate the pH with carbon dioxide as used in commercial aquariums.
ECOsmarte Glasspack® media in a sand filter will outperform biological, bubble bead, cartridge or diatomaceous earth filters. Glass can be a part of a redundant strategy also.
Ionization was developed in 1967 for NASA's Apollo Space Program to insure safe drinking water free of moon microbes and to control scale in the cooling systems on the three week mission.
Our system will work great with UV or OZONE. Usually standalone.
No algae, string algae or murky water.
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ECOsmarte has enhanced this technology with natural oxygen configured for add on water features. The oxygen when combined with the carbon dioxide pH control is a natural for ponds with or without fish.
ECOsmarte technology has no toxic discharges, requires no replacement parts for at least three years, and has demonstrated substantial savings on electricity, water and chemicals. The technology is proven and the water feature and pond applications are brought to you by the leading developer of non-salt, non-chemical water technology on the planet.
No scale or algae buildups on either the rocks or the fountain's statue.
All of ECOsmarte's products are easy to install and come with clear installation instructions and an operating guide.
Units are backed up by ECOsmarte's 60-day satisfaction guarantee, a 3 year factory warranty and 24/7 FREE Interactive cloud help with ECOsmarte's Cloud Phone App available for download on Apple's App Store and Amazon.
The ECOsmarte system can complete the purification shortfalls of UV, Ozone, or "biological" systems.
Mirror Water Quality.
What should we test in a fish pond water before introducing ECOsmarte?
We always want to test the water everyday pH, copper, phosphate, calcium. We may want to test for ammonia as well. Oxygen is the best way to neutralize ammonia, oils, and other contaminants that fish put into the water. Ammonia at high levels can harm or kill fish.
Why should we test the water?
It is good to do tests for pH, copper, phosphate, and calcium usually when you are doing your feeding. Anytime the fish eat or go to the bathroom the pH will move. This is why copper and oxygen are important here and the CO2 pH control is critical. As well as the extra cells to boost the dissolved oxygen if your pond is over 35,000 gallons.
Should or can we leave the fish in the pond when dropping the phosphate level?
The aluminum sulfate drop can be done with the fish in the pond. It will drop the algae and phosphates. Use one pound per 1000 gallons. Set the filter to recycle for 2-4 hours then stop the pump for 24 hours to vacuum the waste the following day.
Should we or can we use algaecides to treat the water before?
We want to go as chemical-free as possible here. Algaecides are a no go with fish. Brush regularly, test weekly, and vacuum the pond regularly. Ponds can require daily attention no matter what system you use. Fish are great animals that require regular maintenance.
Can we use borehole water?
Bore water is fine.
What should we do before introducing ECOsmarte in a fish pond?
Just like with a pool we want to start with clear water.1. Balance the pH to a 7 (only use sulphuric acid muriatic has a trace chlorine residual which can kill fish).2. Get the phosphates down to 200 or less. Get the calcium up to 400 ppm. Once those are balanced we want to start ionizing. For the tilapia application, we want 0.4-0.5 ppm copper. If the pH is high, or we have low calcium or high phosphate we will not be able to raise the copper level. Maintaining the ph is critical and regularly checking phosphates. Depending on the size of the pond and the amount of fish, the oxygen demand will be around the clock. If you provide us the size of the pond for the tilapia, type of filtration, size of filtration, as well as the size of the pump in hp, I can give you some more insight into the operation. Ponds are a 24/7 operation and need daily testing done to run.
What are the benefits of using ECOsmarte for a fish pond?
ECOsmarte copper kills E. Coli, bacteria, single-celled organisms, and algae. At 0.3ppm copper, we kill algae. For Tilapia, the recommended 0.4-0.5 ppm copper it will also kill algae. We need good filtration on these sites. Sand filtration with glass media running the pump around the clock is required.
What type of filter is best?
We recommend a sand filter with glass media. Glass media will filter 2-5 microns (same as DE but with less maintenance). We will get 5-8 years out of the media it will only require backwash at 1-3 weeks or 6-10 pound pressure rise. We will filter out skin cells, blood cells, fish scales, 70 percent of the bacteria, as well as algae spores. Getting a glass filter on these sites will make maintenance a lot easier.
Should we use CO2 with ECOsmarte?
CO2 is integral for the maintenance of a pond. We strongly recommend that you get a programmable system for your pond. It will automate the oxygen cycles and copper cycles and inject CO2 every day. Not only that you have the ability to run multiple chambers and increase the dissolved oxygen and neutralize ammonia or other compounds that can kill fish. CO2 will give you the ability to hold the pH in range.
What are the technical arguments for ECOsmarte use in a fish pond?
ECOsmarte utilizes copper ionization and oxidation. The argument here is that you are not using harsh or toxic chemicals and is a great environment for animals people and plants. We create more oxygen in a few minutes than ozone can in an hour (about 40 grams per minute). The water molecule splits into hydrogen and OH (hydroxyl radicals) which have the highest oxidation potential of almost any chemical. The free hydrogen bonds to minerals When there are two OH’s available it creates H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) in low residual. When the OH oxidizes, it releases oxygen that expands particulate for filtration or neutralizes ammonia, some nitrates, body oils, and uric acid. All of which can be toxic at high levels. The ionic copper kills, E. Coli, staph, poliovirus, microbes, bacteria, single-celled organisms, and algae at 0.15 ppm (at 0.3 we will kill the algae). The end result provides the beautiful mirror quality water clarity.
What chemicals or products should we use to change from chemicals?
The chemicals we would use for a fish pond would be as follow:1. sulphuric acid and CO2 for pH control.2. Ionization to raise copper.3. Aluminum sulfate to lower phosphate and drop algae out of solution.4. Vacuum the waste to clean the bottom.5. Calcium flakes to raise the hardness. We want to run as chemical-free as possible this will ensure that the fish live a long life cycle and are healthy. The calcium will buffer the pH.
What would you recommend for Koi or any sensitive type of fish?
Koi and conventional goldfish are extremely pH sensitive and the pH control through CO2 is needed on the pond. The Programmable system is also the only one that will run two cells, often need to increase dissolved oxygen All of these are limited to 35,000 total gallons on a pond or any pool with an infinity edge. We set copper maximums at 0.25ppm which is easily managed.
What copper level would you recommend for fish ponds? Run the KOI and regular goldfish to 0.25 CU ppm and no higher than 7.4 pH, Tilapia can operate at 0.4-0.5 ppm.