Viresco Digester 100g
Viresco aquatic products for all your pond needs …
For clean, clear water, healthier fish and more abundant wildlife nothing works as effectively and economically as Viresco. It uses a combination of different micro-organisms that clean water by removing the soluble nutrients on which algae feeds and digest the organic matter that makes ponds cloudy. One application can last many months and as a non-chemical product it is completely harmless to wild birds, fish, frogs, newts, pets, plants, insects and humans.
We introduced Viresco Digester which is the third member of the ‘family’. It contains mainly organic waste digester and a small amount of the nutrient remover. Perfect for your aquatic plants. A micro-organism based product for breaking down and removing organic waste and improving the health of fish.
All Viresco products are:
• Non-chemical – totally biological
• Easy to use with a long shelf life
• Long lasting – one application lasts many months
• Harmless to fish, plants and wildlife, even if overdosed
• Full instructions with every pack!
Please note: Product supplied in a sachet.
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Viresco Digester 100g
100g Pond Pack (treats up to 280,000 litres)
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Despatch: Within 7-10 days
What are the benefits of Viresco Digester?
Viresco Digester gives two main benefits to the pond keeper. It will break down and digest waste organic matter in the pond. Secondly, it will improve the health, growth and disease resistance of fish.
How long does it take to work?
Many people see waste matter decrease within 7 to 10 days. It will continue to work whilst the microbes are alive in the pond.
Will it affect my fish or other wildlife in my pond?
All Viresco products are safe for fish. Our key product was initially formulated for use on commercial fish farms to improve the growth, health and disease resistance of the fish. The fact that it suppressed algae growth by removing the nutrients on which algae feed turned out to be a bonus. Viresco Digester was introduced to our range following the success of the algae treatment. The only proviso is that there is plenty oxygen present in the water. There is also no problem for other wildlife, eg newts and, frogs. Additionally, Viresco does no harm to plants.
What about other chemicals?
Any chemical that knocks back the microbes in a filter system will also knock back the microbes in our Viresco products. Wait for around 10 days until these chemicals have dissipated. Be careful if you have recently used salt - any more than half an ounce per gallon may affect the microbes. You should also be aware that Viresco Digester works more slowly in high pH water.
Can it be overdosed?
Viresco Digester can be overdosed with no problem, as long as there is plenty of oxygen in your pondwater. It is organic not a chemical.
What differences do fish stocking and overfeeding make?
The more fish you have, and the bigger the fish, the more waste they produce. Year on year, fish can increase appreciably in weight. Also, where overfeeding occurs or when very high protein foods are used, more waste is produced. If there appears to be a lot of waste, and, indeed, other dead organic matter, use a
double dose of Viresco Digester.
How long will it keep?
Viresco Digester has an unlimited shelf life as long as it is kept dry. We recommend that you seal the pack and keep somewhere dry and cool such as a shelf in a shed or garage.
Viresco Digester was formulated to remove waste and dead organic matter from ponds. The microbes therein work aerobically (using oxygen) to digest away rotting vegetation, fish waste and dead algae.
Rate of use
The amount of Viresco Digester required for ponds is about 10g per 6000 gallons (27,000 litres) of water. To calculate the volume of water in your pond multiply the length in feet by the width by the average depth then multiply by 6.23. This will give volume in gallons. If your pond is round or oval, just “square it off” and use the approximate measurements. 1 gram of Digester will treat 600 gallons, so divide your pack into the required number of portions. You do not need to be exact; just cut the powder on a sheet of paper with a knife.
Method of use
Viresco Digester powder should be added to between half a bucket and a bucketful of pond water and dissolved. Once the powder is in solution, it should be aerated by whisking, stirring with a stick or using an air stone. Leave for a few hours inside a garage or house away from direct light. Pour the solution into the pond at points all around. Reseal any remaining product and store in a dry, cool place. The microbes in the powder have many years shelf life if kept dry.
The importance of oxygen
Viresco Digester is harmless to fish and plants and you can use more than the recommended dose. However, it is important to have enough oxygen in the water when it is used as it contains aerobic microorganisms. Pumps, oxygenating plants, waterfalls and fountains are all good oxygenators. If it is used in a pond without sufficient oxygen, its effectiveness is reduced. It could also deprive fish of oxygen. If there is any doubt about the oxygen levels, start with a reduced application and watch the fish carefully. Then continue to add the full amount over a few days. If the fish move to the surface, they are not receiving enough oxygen and aeration will be required immediately. Remember, in hot weather, water does not hold as much oxygen as in cold weather.
Quantity to use and frequency of use
Our recommended rate of use is normally enough to clear waste in one application. However, there are times when further doses may be required. These usually relate to overstocking or overfeeding of fish. It makes sense to add top-up amounts of Viresco Digester to keep the pond clean. This could be, say, one third or one quarter rate every 3 or 4 weeks.
VIRESCO DIGESTER IS NOT A CHEMICAL. IT IS A BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT CONTAINING MICRO-ORGANISMS.
VIRESCO DIGESTER IS HARMLESS TO FISH, PETS, BIRDS, PEOPLE AND PLANTS.
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