Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Yep The Anoxic Filtration System Works…

Yep The Anoxic Filtration System Works…

pH      8.00
Nitrite 0.0
Nitrate 0.0

Happy bunny. Thank you.
from the UK

Hi Rachel,
Did you manage to get read my blog? The Blog has a lot more info on it than the book plus some good reading from an author in the UK Syd.
Some of the best ponds I have seen didn’t have Koi in them but Goldfish; so there is a lot to be said about Goldfish, they’re very much underrated pets.

Yes, long ago many disbelievers were out there on forums thought they knew more about filtration than us scientist, but they were wrong!  Some just like to think they are better than others so I always ask: Why don’t you invent a better filter and bring it out to the public for scrutiny? But they don’t, because they don’t know how to.

It is not easy getting the word out to hobbyist on anything new unless you’re a manufacture of merchandise and can advertise those goods. You’re also right in saying that there is always the hobbyist that says: If you didn’t spend as much as me, then your filter is garbage attitude. However, with what is known today, spending more does not mean better, just that you’ve spent more to do it a different way that’s all.


Friday, September 11, 2015

For a comprehensive look into the Anoxic Filtration System.

For a comprehensive look into the Anoxic Filtration System.

In case you have missed reading any articles or books on the Anoxic Filtration System just click on the links below and they will take you there. Manky from the UK has provided everyone with these easy access links.

As far as I know, the only article about anoxic filtration that was ever published in Koi magazine was the initial one that I wrote in 2008 about reducing nitrate, which introduced the idea of anoxic filtration but only had a brief description of the system. It has been republished on my website here.

If you meant Koi Carp magazine, in 2009 I wrote a more descriptive two-part article for Koi Carp and that also is now on my site.

This year, (after many promises and delays), I finally wrote the most complete description of the system and published it on my site here.

At the end of the article, in the acknowledgements, there are links to Kevin Novak's book, which can be downloaded, for free from iTunes and to Kevin's blog where he gives useful information and answers questions about the system.

If your eyes still aren't bleeding after reading that lot and you want to read the real life experiences of those who have built the system, you can search on this forum for anoxic and you will find many threads over the past couple of years.

Monday, September 7, 2015

This is just a small excerpt from a forum found in Bosnia on the Internet that is talking about the Anoxic Filtration System.

This is just a small excerpt from a forum found in Bosnia on the Internet that is talking about the Anoxic Filtration System.

You really wouldn’t expect Bosnia of all countries  to have Koi much less be talking about using an Anoxic Filter for their ponds. However, it just goes to show that the Koi/pond hobby has no bounds and it’s just not the US and the UK that are interested in Koi and the use of advanced filtration systems, but other countries are advancing their knowledge in filtration methods as well, too.

The internet has made the earth a lot smaller than it looks from space and information that not only teaches us new ways of thinking but new ways of presenting that thinking to others throughout the world. It’s nice to see that all hobbyists have a universal ground when it comes to learning new things in this hobby of ours and not just a few countries or ethnic groups dominate it or its information.

As a scientist it’s amazing that all may benefit from my information that just a few years ago many hobbyist would have like to see this Anoxic Filtration System (AFS) and its complicated Biocenosis Clarification Baskets just “go away” and let the manufactures of pond products just take over our ways of thinking. Nevertheless, the worm has turned and now instead of being a slave to high priced pond products we have choices that can and will make better use of our wherewithal’s.

Today there are still those that would like to see the Anoxic Filtration idea just go away but they cannot fight the entire world and its informational highway of knowledge called the ‘Internet!’

QUOTE from forum:

Eto ljudi dobio sam odobrenje od dr. Kevina Novaka covjeka koj je osmislio i razvio ovaj nacin filtracije pa da vam ga predstavim.
Vec sam nesto bio spomenuo u jednom prijasnjem postu. Rijec je o bioloskoj filtraciji koja se odvija u uvijetima sa vrlo malo ili gotovo nista kisika.  Samo da napomenem Dr. Novak je Phd biologije dakle strucnjak u ovom podrucju.

Napraviti Anoxic-nu filtraciju i nije neki problem. Sve sto nam treba je pred filter (sieve ili nesto slicno) da sprijeci dolazak grube prljavstine do "biocen-kosara".

Biokosara je mjesto gdje se odvija bioloska filtracija. Da bi je napravili trebaju nam: pijesak za macke (koji se ne gruda), Laterit ili JBL Aquabasis i perforirana kosara za bilje (ako je nemate izbusite kantu kao sto sam ja).

Kosaru punimo sa pijeskom za macke a u sredinu stavljamo Laterit ili JBl Agb (200-400 gr po kosari).

Biokosare su negativno nabijene i rade na taj nacin da usisavaju u sebe amonijak (pozitivno nabijen).  A ako smo iz vode uklonili amonijak onda smo sprijecili oksidaciju u nitrite i nitrate. Nitrati su hrana za algu. Nitriti su smrtonosni.

O samoj teoriji filtracije cu nesto kasnije.
Vazno je napomenuti da je ucinak Anoxicne filtracije u rangu sa skupim sistemima koji kostaju od 5000-7000 €.

Danas sam napravio prvu biokosaru i stavio je u malo jezerce u kojem su dvije zlatne i jedan rak.  Trosak za jednu kosaru je: 9 kn kanta, sat vremena utroseno na busenje kante, 29 kn 10 litara pijeska u DM-u i 94 kn 5 litara JBL Aqb (dovoljno za 11 velikih kosara). Jedna biokosara od 400gr laterita je dovoljna za jednog velikog koia (70 cm pa na vise).


Country of Origin: Bosnian
Translation by Google,

That people got the approval of others. Kevin Novak, the man who designed and developed this method of filtration and to introduce him to you.

I have already been mentioned in a previous post. It is a biological filtration that takes place in conditions with very little or no oxygen. Just to mention Dr. Novak's PhD biology so expert in this area.
Making a Anoxic filtration is not a problem. All we need is to filter (sieve or something similar) to prevent the arrival of all rough dirt (detritus) to "BIOCAM-Pulpit".

Biocenosis is where the biological filtration occurs. To build it we need: cat litter (not lump), Laterite or JBL AquaBasis and perforated baskets for plants (if you do not punch a bucket like me).

The basket is filled with sand for cats and in the middle we put Laterite or JBL Agb (200-400 g per basket).

Biocenosis is negatively charged and is working in ways that suck themselves into ammonia (positively charged). And if we remove ammonia from water then we prevent the oxidation of nitrites and nitrates. Nitrates are food for algae. Nitrites are deadly.
About the theory of filtration I'll find something later.

It is important to note that the effect Anoxic filtration on a par with expensive systems, which cost from € 5000-7000.

Today I made the first biocenosis basket and placed it in a small lake in which two gold and one cancer. The cost of a basket is: 9kn bucket, an hour spent on drilling buckets, 29 10 liters of sand in DM and £ 94 5 liters JBL AQB (enough for 11 large baskets). One biocenosis of 400gr Laterite is enough for one large Koi (70 cm or better).