RESULTS IN ATLANTA - 1-30-00 through 2-12-00

 System #  Before Application
 After Application
 Special conditions
 One  Aeromonas hydrophila/caviae - Heavy growth  ABSENT  
 Two  Aeromonas hydrophila/caviae - Light growth  ABSENT  Very cold outdoor pond
 Three  Aeromonas hydrophila/caviae - Light growth  ABSENT  UV operational!

 Aeromonas hydrophila/caviae STRAIN 1 - 70,000 CFU/ml

Aeromonas hydrophila/caviae STRAIN 2 - 70,000 CFU/ml

 Five  Aeromonas hydrophila/caviae 70,000 CFU/ml  ABSENT  Sick fish in this tank!




Q: I hear that Total Alkalinity is important to LYMNOZYME. Is this true?

A: Yes, very much so. But remember Total Alkalinity is VERY IMPORTANT to all the benificial bacteria in our ponds. Total Alkalinity is the "backbone" for our pond to function. Total Alkalinity is the measurement of calcium carbonate in the water. Without a reasonable Total Alkalinity count, none of the benificial bacteria will function properly. ALL biological products, such as LYMNOZYME or Microbe-Lift, require T.A. to do their jobs. Also your nitrifying bacteria in your biofilter require T.A. to oxidize ammonia to nitrite and nitrite to nitrate.

Did you know that for every gram of ammonia that is processed in your biofilter, 2.5 grams of calcium carbonate is consumed by the biofilter. The minimum T.A. count for a pond is 80. Below 80, bacteria become sluggish and do not perform properly. A count of 100 or 120 is really needed for the biofilter or probiotics to function properly.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to know your Total Alkalinity count. See your dealer to get a Total Alkalinity test kit. a T.A. Test Kit by Hach  gives you 50 test strips and takes 30 seconds to get a reading on the strip after dipping it into the pond for one second. Suggested retail is $17.95

Q: Can I use my U.V. Light when treating with LYMNOZYME?

A: You should turn off your U.V. Light when treating with LYMNOZYME for the first five initial treatments only. It is OK to turn the U.V. Light back on for the rest of the season once you get into the "Maintenance" treatment of 1/2 the label dosage.

Q: How long do I treat with LYMNOZYME?

A: You start treating with LYMNOZYME in the Springtime once the water temp reaches 50 to 52 degrees. If you had treated with LYMNOZYME the previous year you would still "start over" and do the five initial treatments at full dosage rate, then go into the "Maintenance" program. You should continue the "Maintenance" program the entire season until the water temp drops back into the low 50 degree area.

Q: I have heard that water temperature affects the dosage rate. Is that true?

A: Yes. Water temp does have an affect on the dosage rate. This is because the LYMNOZYME bacteria is not as active (or hungry) at the lower water temps. Here is the dosage rates for the various water temps:

50 to 62 degrees -- Double the label dosage of 20ml (4tsp) to 40ml (8 tsp).
63 to 68 degrees -- 1.5 X the label dosage of 20ml (4tsp) to 30ml (6 tsp).
69 and above -- normal label dosage

Q: Can I use salt when treating with LYMNOZYME ?

A: Yes. LYMNOZYME works equally well in fresh or salt water.

Q: Can I use LYMNOZYME while treating with other pond products?

A: LYMNOZYME can be used while treating your pond with most other products. Other "probiotics" such as Microbe-Lift are OK to use at the same time. This is because no other "probiotic" (bacterial based product) consumes the same "nutrients" as LYMNOZYME, therefore they do not compete with each other.

If you are going to treat your pond with a chemical product such as a parasite product, wait until you have completed the first 5 initial treatment of LYMNOZYME. Most chemical based products will kill the LYMNOZYME bacteria, but once you are into the "maintenance program" of LYMNOZYME, thats OK. This is due to the fact that LYMNOZYME only lives in your pond for 3 to 4 days (it has gone through it's complete life cycle at that point). And in the "maintenance program" you are simply keeping the bad "nutrient" level down so that Aeromonas does not return.

If you kill the LYMNOZYME bacteria one week during the "maintenance program" the bad "nutrients" will not build back up that quickly. Simply continue on with the "maintenance program" after treating with your chemical product.

"Do not use liquid antibiotics during the "initial treatment" period with LYMNOZYME".

Q: I currently have a Aeromonas problem, should I increase the LYMNOZYME dosage and is that safe to do?

A: We strongly recommend that you double the dosage rate if you have a existing Aeromonas problem. By doubling the dosage rate, you will speed up the rate that the LYMNOZYME will consume the bad "nutrients" from the pond water, thus starving out the Aeromonas sooner.

It is almost impossible to overdose with LYMNOZYME. I have dosed my hospital tank, with 9 Koi in it, at the rate of 200ml (over 6 oz.)/1,000 gallons for a period of three weeks with no affect on the fish or the biofilter. Also, by increasing the dosage rate during an existing Aeromonas problem, LYMNOZYME bacteria will displace the Aeromonas bacteria off the ulcer or infected area of the fish.

You will see the infected area start to "white over" soon after treatment is started. BUT, let me say this, if the ulcer is in an advanced state (into the "meat" of the fish), you should treat that fish with antibiotics because most likely that Aeromonas bacteria has gotten into it's bloodstream.

Q: Does the label dosage of 20ml (4tsp) work for all ponds?

A: No, not all ponds. We have found that by far most ponds respond very well to the label dosage of 20ml (4tsp)/1,000 gallons. Every pond has its own "biological personality" and therefore the bad "nutrient" level in that pond can vary.

We have found that about 85% to 90% of ponds tested responded well to the label dosage rate. If the pond is heavily stocked, or poorly physically filtered (the handling of the fish waste), then the bad "nutrient" level (nutrients given off the fish waste) will be higher in that pond and therefore more LYMNOZYME will be required to lower those bad "nutrient" levels.

The worst pond we have tested had an Aeromonas count of 500,000 CFU (Colony Forming Unit). This is an extremely high count and indicates that there was excessive amounts of bad "nutrients" in that pond, allowing the Aeromonas count to get to 500,000 CFU. That pond, when treated at the rate of 60ml/1,000 gallons (triple the label dosage), responded well, dropping the Aeromonas count to 18,000 CFU within 3 weeks. That pond DID NOT respond to the label dosage of 20ml/1,000 gallons.

Q: Does LYMNOZYME have any affect on my biofilter?

A: No, not at all. The LYMNOZYME bacteria's do not consume ammonia or nitrites, therefore they do not compete with your filter.





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