Kata Kamiac

IMG_9050How to cultivate your own living bacteria. Keeping Nishikigoi starts with creating a good environment for your fish to live in. An excellent biological balance is an absolute demand for the quality of live. On the basis of all this is good water quality.

Results of scientific research: The sole device with successful testresults for the fast activating of living bacteria. An find, unique in its kind, with spectacular results for cultivating living bacteria. The constant, temperature controlled climate ensures good fermentation and therefore rapid development of the Micro Bacteria. http://www.houseofkata.nl/wetenschappelijkhokkamiacengels.pdf

The multiplying of the Bacteria will already start at a temparature of 5°C. Cultivated from the natural strains, no gene manipulation, Fights off harmful bacteria as well as (pathogenic) fungi. Gives anti bodies against harmful organisms Immune against certain chemicals (Potassium Permanganate) Rapid diversion of ammonium and nitrite Helps breaking down blanket weeds Clear water

Bacterial Nutrient is a nutrient and contains 8 natural elements that are needed for the natural process. These natural elements support the development of nitrifying bacteria.
Suited for: Heated and non-heated quarantine facilities Trickle systems. Gravity and pumpcirculated filtersystems. Natural ponds with plants.

Existing pond Restarting your filtration as quickly as possible at the beginning of the season proves to be a challenge every year. By doing so you are improving the natural habitat thus giving the Nishikigoi the opportunity to rebuild their resistance at the earliest moment possible. That way Nishikigoi will be better equipped to pass the warmer summer season and because they are in optimal condition, they can develop during this wam period in size, colour and pattern without problems.

New filtration systems and refreshing of water When building a new pond, after cleaning the filtration systems, or after refreshing a percentage of your pond water it is advised to add micro bacteria  to your system.

Starters unit 250 ml Micro-bacteria + 250 ml Bacteria Nutrient. Sufficient for 200.000 litres of pond water.
Preparation: The Micro-bacteria that contain six different, carefully selected, heterofic bacteria,  should be activated for use in your filters or pond by adding water and nutrition. A mix of 1 litre (water, Bacteria Nutrient and Micro-bacteria) is  sufficient for 40.000 litres. Above 5°C  living bacteria will start to multiply.

  • 1  Use the inner bowl if the Kamiac of  1 litre (1000 ml.)
  • 2  Pour a ½ litre (500 ml) of warm water in the measuring glass
  • 3  Add 50 ml of Bacteria Nutrient. Str gently.
  • 4  Fill the bowl further with warm water till 950 ml.
  • 5  Add, whilst gently stirring, the Micro-Bacteria.
  • 6  Place the inner bowl in the holder of the Kamiac.
  • 7  Then place the lid on the inner bowl. The lid is provided with an valve.
  • 8  Now pour hot water in the space between the holder and the inner bowl
  • 9  Close the Kamiac completely with the transparent lid.
  • 10 Switch the Kamiac on.
  • 11 The Kamiac will provide a constant temperature
  • 12 Leave this mixture to activate for one day (24 hours).
  • 13 Then pread the mix on to your filters, including the residue.

Attention. Rinse the inner cup thoroughly with hot water. Never place in the microwave!
Maintenance of pond and filters If after using the Kamiac no ammonium or nitrite is tested , it would be sufficient to add the Bacteria Feeding on a regular basis (weekly). However if you do test positive for ammonium and nitrite, repeat treatment. Weekly Should you wish to keep your pond water in the best condition possible, as clear and blanket weed free as possible, using the Bacterial Feeding on a weekly basis is advisable.

Medication After using medication in your pond it is highly recommendable to support your filters with the bacteria from the Kamiac. The bacteria of the Kamiac are resistant against Potassium Permanganate, so should you treat with this substance, you can leave your filters on. Short-circuiting will not be necessary and there for optimal treatment is possible. Besides this the Kamiac Bacteria have the unique ability to clarify the water. This second quality means that you will not have to discolor the pond with hydrogen peroxide or Oxy-P.  Just add 1 liter of Kamiac Mix to the filters, 12 hours after the last dose of Potassium Permanganate. Your pond will clarify as if you had discolored. Should your pond be over 40.000 liters, you will have to add a second liter of Kamiac Mix.

Kamiac Bijsluiter Download de instructions for the Kamiac in PDF Format: http://www.houseofkata.nl/KamiacEngels.pdf

Kamiac Refill
Productfotografie, House of Kata, Gerrit Arends.For those who already own the Kamiac Activator a refill is available. The refill containts 250 grammes Micro Bacteria and 250 millilitres Bacteria Nutrient. For a total of 200.000 litres water. Preparation: The Micro-bacteria that contain six different, carefully selected, heterofe bacteria,  should be activated for use in your filters or pond by adding water and nutrition. A mix of 1 litre (water, Bacteria Nutrient and Micro-bacteria) is  sufficient for 40.000 litres. of pond water. Above 5°C living bacteria will start to multiply.

Maintenance of pond and filters If after using the Kamiac no ammonium or nitrite is tested, it would be sufficient to add the Bacterial Feeding on a regular basis (weekly). However if you do test positive for ammonium and nitrite, repeat treatment. Weekly Should you wish to keep your pond water in the best condition possible, as clear and blanket weed free as possible, using the Bacterial Feeding on a weekly basis is advisable.
Medication After using medication in your pond it is highly recommendable to support your filters with the bacteria from the Kamiac. The bacteria of the Kamiac are resistant against Potassium Permanganate, so should you treat with this substance, you can leave your filters on. Short-circuiting will not be necessary and there for optimal treatment is possible. Besides this the Kamiac Bacteria have the unique ability to clarify the water. This second quality means that you will not have to discolor the pond with hydrogen peroxide or Oxy-P.  Just add 1 liter of Kamiac Mix to the filters, 12 hours after the last dose of Potassium Permanganate. Your pond will clarify as if you had discolored. Should your pond be over 40.000 liters, you will have to add a second liter of Kamiac Mix.

Bacterial Feeding
Natural product for bacteriologic maintenance. Indespensible when starting a pond/filtersystem without fish. Bacterial Feeding is a nutrient and contains 8 natural elements that are needed for the natural process. These natural elements support the development of nitrifying bacteria. Helps to break down blanked weeds and provides clear water. 1 liter is sufficient for 400.000 liters pond water.
Suited for: Heated and non-heated quarantine facilities Trickle systems. Gravity and pumpcirculated filtersystems. Natural ponds with plants.
Pondcontents: Calculate the pond contents; Length x Widht x Depth Doses/Use: Weekly mix Bacterial Feeding in a bucket of water en pour on to your filtersystem. 50 ml Bacterial Feeding is sufficient for 20.000 liters pond water.

The Kamiac bacteria produce enzymes. Bacterial Feeding contains anorganic ions that act as activator. Besides that the enzymes use these activators, this is amongst others depending on fish population, feeding schedules and temperature. The bacteria multiply, causing the reduction of the enzyme production. Two weeks after the first adding of the Kamiac mixture it is advisable to ad Bacterial Feeding. Enzyme process In order to continue the enzyme process we advise the weekly use of Bacterial Feeding.  (As mentioned, the enzymes use up the activators)

What are enzymes. An enzyme is a protein that accelerates a certain reaction. (All enzymes are protein). Each chemical reaction in the cell is brought about by a specific enzyme. The enzymes function as catalyst. They speed up the chemical reactions and cause these reactions to take place at (lower) temperatures, at which these reactions usually could not occur. Enzymes accelerate the speed of a reaction by lowering the activating energy. In physiological circumstances the molecules almost never appear in activated state. The high activating energies could therefore be considered to be barriers, these barriers prevent the molecules in the cell to react spontaneously. Life itself would be impossible without these barriers.

The number of enzymes known to man is great. Enzymes are subdivided in a system that considers the type of catalyst reaction. The combination on which enzymes are active are called substrates.  Manu reactions catalyzed by an enzyme need, besides the enzyme and the substrate, another extra component to elapse this reaction. After ending the reaction, these co-factors can be found back unchanged and can therefore be considered to be an essential part of the catalyst mechanism.

One distinguishes co-enzymes, prosthetic groups and activators. The activators are usually an-organic ions, these ions can bring the enzyme in a catalyst active state in different ways. For example: certain enzymes need the MG-ion (Magnesium-ion) for their activity. Other certain enzymes need the Fe-ion (Ferro-ion), Zn-ion (Zinc-ion). Without these ions the enzymes cannot be active!. The spore elements that are present in food solutions should function as activator in certain enzyme reactions. Co-enzymes and prosthetic groups are co-factors with a more complicated structure. Often the same basal structure can be recognized, namely the that of a nucleotide. They often play in important part in the energy transformation of the cel.

Black Velvet  Start & Go Gel

Productfotografie, House of Kata, Gerrit Arends.For a quick start up your filtration system.

Start & Go Gel helps you start a bacteria colony  or expand an existing colony in a short period of time. The biopolymers in the gel provide quick attachment to your filter medium. The gel makes it easy and convenient to use.

Use: At filter startup or elevated ammonia / nitrite levels​​: 50 ml per 1000 liters of water.

Black Velvet Sustenance Bacteria

Productfotografie, House of Kata, Gerrit Arends.For optimal filtration and removal of sludge and natural faeces. Decreases ammonia, nitrate and phosphorus. Reduces organic waste, odors, pond foam and improves water quality.

A unique formula of dried bacteria and minerals once added to the pond or filter awakening the bacteria and multiply.  Organic waste, leaves and debris are rich in nutrients accumulation can cause major problems. A combination of the wide range of nutrients and heat will accelerate this process there arises algae growth and coloration of the water. The water quality will deteriorate resulting in a disturbance in the healthy environment of your pond inhabitants.

Dosage: At baseline 50 grams to 1000 liters of pond water. 25 grams per week for maintenance.

White Powder

By far the best and most natural water improver for your pond!

Productfotografie, House of Kata, Gerrit Arends.A pure and natural product, contains clayminerals. Stimulates break-down of feaces and dirt (also inside the plumbing)   Retains binding of oxygen to water. Improves mucus layer as well as the white color of the Koi. Due to better bacterial activity contributes to obtaining the proper PH-value of the pond water.  Clears the water.

Pond contents: Calculate the contents of your pond: Length by depth by breadth.  Use: Put the White Powder in a panty hose and place it in the filter. Choose a spot where the flow is as low is possible. The lesser the flow, the better the product is devided. Shake daily so that a little cloud appears. Oder Mix White Powder in a bucket of pond water en then spread on to your filters.

Dosage: Weekly 7 grams per 1000 liters pondwater. During winter weekly 3,5 gram per 1000 liter pondwater.

Bio Bactimel

1 liter is sufficient for 50.000 liters pond water

Bio Bactimel is a  100 % natural product without chemical additions. The probiotics contain water, milky acid bacteria, selected grains, rice bran, sugars, yeasts and sea weed extract. Optimal working from 10° C water temperature upwards.

Qualities:  limitation of harmful micro organisms. accelerates the degradation of waste materials in youir pond. positive influence on the digestion and metabolism of your fish. stimulates recovery in case of bacterial infections Use: Weekly 20 ml Bio Bactimel per 1000 liters pond water. Turn of UV lamp, ozone installation for 24 hours.

Mixed with the food: When applied on the food, Bio Bactimel has a positive influence on the digestion and metabolism of your fish. Weekly 10 ml on 5 grams food. Once prepared, use the food the same day.

Problems: In case of bacterial problems apply Bio Bactimel on a daily basis: add 10 ml Bactimel on every 5 grams of food for a maximum of 10 days.

KH Balance
Waterquality is of great importance for the growth of waterplants, the developping of micro-organisms andthe well-being of the fish.
Productfotografie, House of Kata, Gerrit Arends.The water should contain all elements necessary for the biological and chemical processes of this environment. This process is the buffering ability of the water. KH Balance is a fast working remedy to increase the value of the Carbonate hardness as  Is used in ponds with too low Carbonate Hardness. Increases the Carbonate Hardness of the pondwater.   The carbonate hardness is an important value in the pond water. It indicates the acidic capacity. A sufficient Carbonate Hardness value prevents the increase of acids. A low Carbonate Hardness influences the acidity of the water (PH) and thus disturbs the living environment of your fish. Your fish will benefit most if the Carbonate Hardness is between 6 and 10 DH.

Warning: KH Balance is non toxic but can cause irritation after eye and skin contact. Wash thoroughly with plenty of water after skin contact. Never combine KH Balance with any other product. Make sure to provide extra air to the pond for at least 24 hours in order to prevent Carbonic dioxide. Store in a dry place, Keep KH Balance out of reach from children. Use: To increase the Carbonate Hardness: dose in small amounts. Dosage: 40 grammes per 1000 litres of water to increase Carbonate Hardness by 1 point) Mix KH Balance in a bucket of water and spread equally on to the pond

GH Balance
Productfotografie, House of Kata, Gerrit Arends.The waterquality influences the growth of plants, the development of micro-organisms and the well-being of the fish. The water should contain all elements necessary for the biological and chemical processes in the pond. This proces is also called the bufferzone of the water. GH Balance is fast working remedy to increase the total hardness. is to be used in ponds with a too low GH. Increases the total hardness (GH-value) of the pond water. The GH-value is the total sum of Calcium and Magnesium salts. These minerals are a must for plants that use it as nutrition. The GH-value decreases due to this natural use by plants and due to filling the pond with too ‘soft’ water. The TH-value also decreases due to rainwater, the pond water softens.

Warning: GH Balance is non-toxic, but can cause irrititation in case of skin contact. Wash hands carefelly after use. Never combine GH Balance with other products. Store GH Balance in a dry place and keep out of reach from children Dosage: Always increase GH-value in small steps. Dosage: 40 grammes per 1000 litres (To increase GH value with a factor 1) Mix GH Balance in a bucket of pond water en spread equally on to the pond

OXY-P
Productfotografie, House of Kata, Gerrit Arends.Improves breakdown of organic waist. Against discoloration of the pond water. To discolor after using Potassium Permanganate in the pond. Effect: Oxy-P increases the oxygen level of the pond water. The active oxygen ensures breakdown of mud on the bottom of the pond..
Pond contents: Make sure to exactly calculate the content of the pont: Lenght x width x depth. Dosage / use: 20 – 30 grammes per 1.000 liter water. Mix Oxy-P in a bucket of water and spread equally on the pond. If necessary repeat dosage after 4 days. Dose only after using of a carbonate hardness increasing product.

Warning: Do not use if PH value is above 8,5. Do not use if Carbonate Hardness is 4 or lower. Wear plastic gloves or wash hands thoroughly after use. Dangerous if swallowed. Avoid eye and skin contact. Flammable in contact with inflammable substances. Store Oxy-P dry and cool out of direct sunlight and other heat sources. Keep out of reach from children.

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