Pond NovAqua® Plus - Concentrated
CONCENTRATED INSTANT TAP-WATER CONDITIONER
- Complete Instant Pond Conditioner
- Formulated with echinacea
- Formulated with vitamins
- Incudes vital electrolytes
- Detoxifies heavy meals
- Detoxifies free copper ions
- Adds protective slime coat
- Amine Free
- Made in U.S.A.
Tap water may be safe for humans, but in most localities it is not safe for fishes and aquatic invertebrates. Tap water needs to be modified by using Concentrated Pond NovAqua Plus when setting up aquariums and ponds, when making water changes, and when preparing salt water for marine aquariums.
Concentrated Pond NovAqua® Plus is a concentrated-formula advanced water conditioner and fish protector. This instant acting water conditioner supplements the natural slime coating of fish - protecting wounds and preventing loss of internal fluids and electrolytes. Safe for invertebrates.
ConcentratedPond NovAqua Plus utilizes inorganic salts, organic polymers, herbal extracts (i.e. echinacea) and electrolytes to produce safe and beneficial water conditions. Pond NovAqua® Plus breaks apart chlorine molecules which eliminates chlorine from the water - actually detoxifying twice as much chlorine and chloramines as original Pond NovAqua.
Detoxifies heavy metals including copper, lead and zinc.
Concentrated Pond NovAqua Plus is the latest stage of technological development in water conditioners for aquariums. Concentrated Pond NovAqua Plus is the most effective of the tap water conditioners for benefiting aquatic life, but it goes far beyond that... provides everything necessary to handle all of the needs when treating tap water for aquatic life.
Item #30006 Concentrated POND NOVAQUA® PLUS - 16 fl. oz. (473 mL) bottle - treats 2400 gallons
Item #30011 Concentrated POND NOVAQUA® PLUS - 1 gallon (3.78 liters) jug - treats 19,200 gallons
Item #30015 Concentrated POND NOVAQUA® PLUS - 5 gallon (18.9 liters) - treats 96,000 gallons
Benefits & Purposes
- Pond NovAqua Plus provides multiple protective colloid coatings on the fish's body to replace or reinforce the natural slime coating that is essential to counteract injury, infection, and adverse environmental exposure.
These organic polymers effectively shield wounds on fish, prevent the loss of internal fluids and electrolytes, and protect fish from external toxins and pathogens. The skin of fishes and many aquatic invertebrates is naturally fragile. It is covered by a protective slime coating that helps keep harmful bacteria and viruses away and aids the animals in their swimming ability by reducing surface friction. Any lessening of the slime coating, such as by abrasion and wounds can allow harmful pathogens to enter the skin. Fishes and invertebrates can sense when their slime coating is lessened or missing, and this can be very stressful to them. Fish being introduced to aquariums or ponds, or being transported, are particularly prone to losing natural slime and needing Pond NovAqua Plus .
- Pond NovAqua Plus neutralizes chlorine and the full effect of chloramines
Chloramines in municipal water supplies are a very serious problem for aquarists and pond keepers. Chloramines are a combination of chlorine and ammonia that together make a chemical compound that is much more stable and highly toxic to viruses and bacteria than either is alone. Chloramines are also very toxic to fishes and aquatic invertebrates.
Over 50% of all municipalities in the U.S. now have chloramines added to the water supply. The American Water Works Association now strongly recommends that all municipal water suppliers add chloramines to their water supply, because of increasing amounts of pathogens in water sources due to water pollution. Chloramines are are lethal to all water-breathng aquatic animals. It is becoming essential that aquarists and pond keepers use a chloramine remover in all water that they take from the tap for their fishes and aquatic invertebrates.
Pond NovAqua Plus neutralizes up to 3.75 ppm of chlorine (free and combined as chloramines), twice the amount that regular Pond NovAqua removes. What Pond NovAqua Plus does not do is take out the ammonia that comes in the chloramines. This should be done by using Kordon's AmQuel Plus (or original AmQuel) with Pond NovAqua Plus .
EPA Guidelines set a maximum allowed level of chlorine of 4 ppm in public water supplies. Most water suppliers target 2-3 ppm chlorine. Note that 4 ppm of chlorine is actually 5.8 ppm chloramine. (The chlorine is 69% of the chloramine molecule, ammonia is the other 31%). So, with a possible 5.8 ppm chloramine, there is 4 ppm chlorine, and 1.8 ppm ammonia. At the extreme 4 ppm level of chlorine in chloramine, a 1.5 standard dose of Pond NovAqua Plus is recommended. Check with your local public water utility for the level of chlorine that they are adding to tap water.
- Pond NovAqua Plus buffers tap water
When tap water is used, it comes out of the tap greatly reduced in oxygen. When tapwater that is low or devoid of oxygen comes in contact with the air its pH fluctuates rapidly while it is picking up oxygen and carbon dioxide. If tap water is added directly to the aquarium in which fishes and aquatic invertebrates are living, the fluctuations in pH can be very stressful, and may be lethal. Pond NovAqua Plus contains a high capacity buffering system that stops pH fluctuations in the water, stabilizes acidity/alkalinity to avoid pH shock, and allows fish to adapt safely to new environments.
- Pond NovAqua Plus detoxifies heavy metals that can be toxic to many aquatic organisms.
Toxic metal ions in water can come from various sources, including home and commercial plumbing, medications, decorations and metal objects placed in the aquarium or pond, etc. It is essential to detoxify heavy metals in the water supply for the fish to survive. The detoxifying capability of Pond NovAqua Plus precipitates the metal ions into harmless compounds, rather than chelating them. Pond NovAqua Plus forms a unique insoluble, polymeric salt with heavy metals that is stable under conditions of both high and low pH. This is a notable advantage over other products that rely strictly upon the chelation process. Such chelates are unstable, pH dependent, and can exchange their "bound" metal ion for another, releasing toxic ions into the water. Pond NovAqua Plus capable of precipitating up to 1.17 ppm free copper ions (Cu++) from solution. When copper medications are used, the copper ions can combine with glass, plastic, rock, gravel, and other objects and remain indefinitely in this state, variations in pH (acidity/alkalinity) may cause the copper to come back into solution and be toxic to fishes and invertebrates. Pond NovAqua Plus permanently detoxifies copper and can be used to eliminate copper ion medications after their use as a treatment is completed.
- Pond NovAqua Plus increases available electrolytes.
Certain kinds and levels of electrolytes are necessary in the water for fishes and aquatic invertebrates to breathe through their gills. Pond NovAqua Plus contains these elements (cations and anions) in the amounts that fishes and aquatic invertebrates require.
Marine fishes and invertebrates obtain their required ions by "drinking seawater". However, freshwater fishes and invertebrates do not have this capability. Freshwater fishes selectively remove required ions from water via the gills. The need for certain ions is increased during times of stress. Pond NovAqua Plus provides the electrolytes needed during periods of damage and shock in freshwater fishes. Also, Pond NovAqua Plus allows the use of bottled drinking water for aquarium use, that otherwise would be too deficient in ionic mineral content for the fishes and aquatic invertebrates to survive satisfactorily. Pond NovAqua Plus should be used when using RO (Reverse Osmosis) water, because efficient RO systems take out too much of the mineral/electrolyte content of the water for fish and invertebrates to remain healthy.
Pond NovAqua Plus should be used when using well water or other natural water source, because they can vary greatly in quality, which is brought into proper balance for fishes and invertebrates by Pond NovAqua Plus ..
- Pond NovAqua Plus provides beneficial organic herbals and vitamins
A unique new function of Pond NovAqua Plus is in its use of herbals and vitamins. More and more is becoming known in scientific aquaculture about the value of specific soluble herbals and vitamins for improving the health and immunity of fishes and invertebrates. Kordon is now applying this knowledge in aquarium and pond keeping. Pond NovAqua Plus contains herbals and vitamins that are soluble in water and absorbed by fishes and invertebrates; these have been recently accepted to be effective for their health and immunity. For examples, the vitamins used in Pond NovAqua Plus are capable of boosting disease-resisting immune functions, healing open wounds and sores, slowing the spread of infection, and promoting cellular regeneration such as in the formation of blood cells, etc. Echinaceas are in Pond NovAqua Plus for improving phagocytosis and as immune stimulators to help the fishes and invertebrates rid themselves of microbial infections both viral and bacteria, as well as tumors.
- Pond NovAqua Plus enhances biofiltration in new aquariums and ponds
It does this by coating the filter media with a slime coat that aids nitrifying bacteria in forming colonies, and in being more effective in carrying out biological filtration.
- Pond NovAqua Plus reduces toxicity of nitrite.
Pond NovAqua Plus 's special chlorides help reduce the toxic effects of nitrite in the water by blocking the uptake of nitrite by the animal. For extensive removal of toxic nitrites in the water, use Kordon's AmQuel Plus .
- Pond NovAqua Plus removes iodine
When using iodine as a treatment, its effect can be reduced or eliminated by using Pond NovAqua Plus .
- Pond NovAqua Plus works with all filters, aerators, and protein skimmers
There is no interference between Pond NovAqua Plus and all types of filters, protein skimmers, and aerators.
Compatabilities & Contraindications
Directions for Use
Standard doses for Pond NovAqua Plus : Use 3-6 drops per gallon, or 1 teaspoon (approximately 5 ml) per 30 gallons of water, or 1 tablespoon (approx. 15 ml) per 90 gallons of water, or 1 fl oz for 150 gallons. When used at the recommended standard dose, 4 ounces of regular Pond NovAqua Plus will treat 500 gallons of water, 1 gallon of regular Pond NovAqua Plus will treat 19,200 gallons of water, 5 gallons of regular Pond NovAqua Plus will treat 96,000 gallons of water.
It is recommended that Pond NovAqua Plus be used, rather than the original Kordon Pond NovAqua, because Pond NovAqua Plus carries out much more in beneficial functions that improve aquarium and pond keeping. The use of Pond NovAqua Plus is suggested for the following conditions at the Standard dose (see also NOVAQUA STANDARD DOSAGES above).
New aquariums and ponds and water refills. Use at recommended standard dose. Add to the water when setting up a new tank or pond, preferably before the fish are added. Add to new water each time a water change is made. The amount of Pond NovAqua Plus to be used is determined by how much new water is added, not by the total amount of water in the aquarium or pond. The Pond NovAqua Plus will act quickly, normally within seconds, and at most a few minutes in conditioning the water. If water is suspected of containing chloramines (a chemical combination of chlorine and ammonia added by water utilities to the tap water) or natural ammonia (such as from animal excretions), the following procedure should be used to protect your fish and invertebrates: (1) Add Pond NovAqua Plus to protect the fish from stress, provide a protective slime coat, prevent shock; and remove the chlorine. (2) Add Kordon's AmQuel Plus to remove all ammonia, including the ammonia in the chloramines, as well as to remove the nitrites, nitrates, toxic pheromones, and other toxic nitrogen compounds. (3) Add Kordon's Prevent Ich® to new aquariums or when adding new fish to act as a preventative for protozoan, dinoflagellate, and fungus infections.
Fish and invertebrate shipping/receiving. Pond NovAqua Plus can be added at the standard dose to the shipping water before fish or invertebrates are shipped and after receiving them. The use of Pond NovAqua Plus will reduce stress, osmotic shock and in some cases chemical poisoning. The use of Pond NovAqua Plus also reduces the probability of infection and increases the chances of recovery. It is recommended that Kordon's AmQuel Plus also be added to shipping water to reduce toxic effects of free ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and pheromones during shipping. Kordon's Prevent Ich or Ich Attack® should be added to control external single-celled infections.
Fish transport from shops. The use of Pond NovAqua Plus at the standard dose will reduce stress and osmotic shock. For regular Pond NovAqua Plus use at the recommended dosage (2 drops will treat 1 gallon). Add to the water in plastic bags containing the fish, before transporting from shop to home aquaria or ponds.
Transportation of aquarium and pond plants. Mix a solution of Pond NovAqua Plus at one-fourth standard dose. Dip each plant into the solution. Wrap for shipment. Pond NovAqua Plus acts as a humectant, holding moisture in the plants over extended periods of shipment. For a greater protective coating on the plants, such as in long-distance shipping, use Kordon's PolyAqua®.
Field collecting. Fewer losses will be incurred due to stress, osmotic shock and chemical poisoning, if newly captured fish and invertebrates specimens are transferred immediately to water pre-treated at the normal dose with Pond NovAqua Plus and Kordon's AmQuel Plus . If the fish or invertebrates are substantially abraded or wounded, the use of Kordon's PolyAqua is recommended. If the fish are suspected of being infected, the use of Kordon's herbal Prevent Ich or Ich Attack® is recommended.
Specifications & Stability
NovAqua Plus is a unique liquid combination of electrolytes, inorganic salts, buffering system, reducing agents (dechlorinators), synthetic polymers, vitamins, product stabilizers, Edetates for heavy metals removal, and organic herbal extracts containing polysaccharides, alkylamides, and phenolics -- all of which variously produce highly desirable results in freshwater and marine systems for keeping fishes, invertebrates and plants alive and healthy. None of the NovAqua products, now or in the past, contain any phosphates.
STABILITY Properly stored, Pond NovAqua Plus is stable for up to 5 years in its original solution. Pond NovAqua Plus must not be frozen. If the product is suspected of being frozen, inspect the contents for evidence of crystals. If crystals have formed, the product should be discarded.. Normally Pond NovAqua Plus should have a clear to slightly cloudy appearance. Do not use if it has a milky appearance. Pond NovAqua Plus does not become toxic with age or freezing, but its effectiveness is reduced.