KoiMedic can measure the salt concentration in ponds and tanks.
KoiMedic tester was specially designed to measure the delicate salt concentration in the pond.
The tester offers two choice of measuring in percentage (%) or part per thousand (ppt).
The testers are accurate and easy to use. All you need to do is turn it on and dip into the pond water and press the “READ” button.
Units of measurement %
Range: 0.00 to 1.00%; 0.0 to 10.0 ppt
Resolution: 0.01% 0.1 ppt
Accuracy: ± 0.03% ± 0.3 ppt
Battery Type: 4 x 1.5V button cell (Alkaline A76 or equivalent)
Battery Life: Approx. 150 hours
Automatic Temperature Compensation: 0 to 50°C or 32 to 122°F
Packaging Dimension Size (LxWxH): 185mm x 65mm x 25mm
Packaging Weight: Approx. 135gm
Product Dimension Size (LxWxH): 170mm x 32mm x 15mm
Product Weight: Approx. 70gm
Common salt, Sodium Chloride (NaCl) is commonly used in the health care and maintenance of fishes especially Koi.
Salt is useful in killing parasites. It will help eliminate 7 out of 9 parasites that are commonly found in Koi pond.
Most fish have an internal salt concentration of 1.0% or 10 parts-per-thousand (ppt) which is higher than their water environment.
Osmosis causes water to transfer from the lower salinity of the pond water into the tissues of the fish.
Addition of salt will lower the osmosis pressure. This reduces the effort of the fish in eliminating the excess water.
The saved energy is then available for use by the fish’s own immune system to fight diseases.
On the hand, if the salinity of the water environment is close to the internal tissues of the fish, the osmosis pressure will reverse and cause the fish to die of dehydration.
Salt concentrations between 0.3% and 0.5%(3 to 5ppt) will upset the osmotic balance of some parasites i.e. the parasites’ cells will dehydrate.
Salt concentration of 0.3% are effective at detoxifying nitrite and concentration of 0.25% or higher has been used to control string algae.
Nevertheless, salt can cause pond plant damage as the concentration increases. Floating plants (water hyacinth, water lettuce, etc.) are affected at lower concentrations than most bog plants.
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