The Koi Forum

The place where koi hobbyist's and dealers meet
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Keywords
cape electricity disease profidrum media pump List dropsy Bobby dealers spawn Chris SPOTS pumps airlift lice Waterplants drum western BLACK vacuum nexus Bead supaverm shimmies filter
Latest topics
» Help! What do o do with fry??
Water lillies Icon_minitimeSat Jun 01, 2019 2:34 am by Zombolina

» A magical Japanese garden
Water lillies Icon_minitimeFri May 24, 2019 1:45 pm by atb tv

» Nogyosai Nagaoka koi show 2018 The vats part 2
Water lillies Icon_minitimeSun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 am by atb tv

» Nogyosai Nagaoka koi show 2018 the vats part 1
Water lillies Icon_minitimeSun Nov 25, 2018 10:58 am by atb tv

» Pump size relative to the rest of my equipment
Water lillies Icon_minitimeFri Aug 31, 2018 10:04 am by Bilaal

» Off the grid
Water lillies Icon_minitimeSat Aug 25, 2018 5:53 pm by GREGB

» Japan souvenir 2017 part 1
Water lillies Icon_minitimeSun Jan 21, 2018 12:59 pm by atb tv

» Ikeage 2017 of 80cm+
Water lillies Icon_minitimeWed Dec 27, 2017 1:58 pm by atb tv

» the ponds in 2017
Water lillies Icon_minitimeTue Dec 26, 2017 3:14 pm by atb tv

August 2019
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
CalendarCalendar
Affiliates
free forum


Share
 

 Water lillies

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Chris Maritz

Chris Maritz

Posts : 357
Reputation : 8
Join date : 2009-10-06
Location : Port Elizabeth

Water lillies Empty
PostSubject: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeSat Jan 30, 2010 9:05 pm

Hi

What chemicals would be the best for sterilizing (killing harmful bacteria and parasites) water lillies before adding them to a pond and how much of the chemical should one use?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Neville

Neville

Posts : 1643
Reputation : 1
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 72
Location : Krugersdorp

Water lillies Empty
PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeSat Jan 30, 2010 9:21 pm

Hi Chris

I am sure there are a few things one can use, but I have been using Potasium Permanganate. I make a rather strong mixture about 2 teaspoons to 40 lt water and then place them in there for about an hour. Make sure you also submerge the plants a few times to cover all areas.
I have heard some guys also do a dimmilin treatment but I suppose it depends where the lillys come from.
Best of luck
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Chris Maritz

Chris Maritz

Posts : 357
Reputation : 8
Join date : 2009-10-06
Location : Port Elizabeth

Water lillies Empty
PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeSat Jan 30, 2010 10:36 pm

Thanks Neville, will give it a go. Wasn't sure if PP would kill the plant as well.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Admin
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2521
Reputation : 46
Join date : 2007-07-25
Age : 57
Location : Cape Town

Water lillies Empty
PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeSun Jan 31, 2010 7:00 am

I have always used only PP until I found that it does not kill leeches/fish lice effectively. I am now using PP and Trichlorfon(Dipterex) or Dimmilin.

_________________
Paul Viljoen
E Mail: koi@absamail.co.za ; http://www.koionline.co.za

Koi are not my whole life but make my life whole
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.koionline.co.za
Adi

Adi

Posts : 330
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2009-10-13
Age : 47
Location : Midrand Gauteng

Water lillies Empty
PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeMon Feb 01, 2010 8:45 am

Just for good measure PP and lots of salt, let plant stand for a few hours.....plant should be submerged......
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gerald Buswell



Posts : 18
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2008-03-17

Water lillies Empty
PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeMon Feb 01, 2010 10:55 am

PP will not kill plants but salt will.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Adi

Adi

Posts : 330
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2009-10-13
Age : 47
Location : Midrand Gauteng

Water lillies Empty
PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeMon Feb 01, 2010 11:12 am

If you do it for an hour or two no damage...
Living proof

Water lillies Fish020-1

Water lillies Fish019-1

Have got pink and yellow too, missing dark blue and purple, on any given day up to 10-12 flowers open over pond
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




Water lillies Empty
PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 

Water lillies

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Soft water in the yard? (Smacking forhead)
» Lack of water
» Water pump and tap
» Muskrat in my yard!
» What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Koi Forum :: Ponds and equipment :: Water Plants-