The dreaded weed is the curse of the
koi keeper, blocking up filters & bottom drains and making
our life a misery.
When we first introduced Deeweed
nine years ago potential customers viewed our excellent
product with suspicion putting it down to yet another gimmick
that surely wouldn’t work. Nine years on those sceptics
are still heaving the weed out of their ponds whilst others
sit back admiring their weed free pond thanks to the success
Putting it in simple terms Blanket weed feeds on Nitrates
and Phosphates, if these are present blanket weed will grow
in abundance. Deeweed
consists of a group of micro organisms which also feed
on Nitrates & Phosphates and as it feeds the level of
the food supply decreases starving the blanket weed which
then dies off. That is a fact – it does work.
However, every pond is different and the Ph, Nitrate &
Phosphate levels vary throughout the country. Our recommended
dosages are therefore only a guide and not all our customers
in the same manner. For example we know that on the South
Coast of England, where the water is hard they are using double
the dosage whilst in some areas they are using half the dosage.
One thing is certain if you use enough of the product it will
get rid of the weed without doubt.
How long you get rid of it is again dependant on conditions,
some people find that one dose will get rid of it for a full
year, whereas other use a “maintenance dose” of
half or a quarter of the dose every so often or at first signs
of it reappearing.
In addition to killing
off blanket weed Deeweed
is also beneficial to our koi’s health, improving growth,
and helping to build up the fish’s resistance to disease
so they are less prone to fungal and bacterial disorders.
The microbes in Deeweed
multiply and also compete with Aeromonas and other
pathogenic bacteria therefore helping to keep the number of
bad bacteria down.
Deeweed is NOT
a chemical, it is an organic compound consisting of a number
of species of micro-organisms and their action is biological.
It will NOT harm plants, fish or other wildlife in your pond.
Method of use
Deeweed is available in packs for the following pond sizes
2500 gallons, 5000 gallons and 10,000 gallons.
Obviously it is always cheaper to buy in volume and many of
our customers with a smaller pond buy the largest size, give
the correct dosage initially and then use the rest as a top
up dose at intervals or when the weed starts to reappear.
Obviously water changes will dilute the dosage and this should
be compensated for.
If chemicals or medications have been used in your pond wait
at least 7 days for the chemicals to disperse before using
as much of the blanket weed by hand before adding the product
to your pond. Deeweed is a dry powder, the appropriate amount
should be mixed with pond water and allowed to stand for a
few hours allowing the dormant microbes to activate. Stir
regularly and pour round the perimeter of the pond ideally
on an evening.
The product can take between a few days and three weeks to
work, when the blanketweed will change in appearance and texture
before falling off the sides of the pond. The dead blanket
weed should also be removed from the pond.
NB Ensure sufficient oxygen levels in your pond, the product
does lower oxygen levels and may cause the Ph to rise as the
blanket weed dies off. Though Deeweed works at all temperatures
it does take longer when temperatures are low.
2500 GALLS £17-99, 5000 GALLS £27-99,
10,000 GALLS £47-99
PRODUCE IS EXTREMELY LIGHT AND EASY TO DELIVER ANYWHERE IN
THE WORLD SO ALL THE ABOVE PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING COSTS