Kusuri Potassium Permanganate is another popular powdered chemical for various applications.A good disinfectant for ponds and nets. Excellent for the eradication of Trichodina & Costia, and other parasites.
It will discolour water for up to 7 days, and can be used down to 10°C (50°F).
At higher temperatures Potassium Permanganate removes oxygen from pond water, it is advisable to keep an air stone running and add more air if possible.
Kusuri Hydrogen Peroxide 6%
can be used to increase the oxygen levels in pond water and also remove the discolouration from the pond water after a course of Kusuri Potassium Permanganate
has oxidized from pink to brown.
Kusuri recommend NOT using Potassium Permanganate with salt.
Please ensure that you read, understand and follow, all Health and Safety guidelines on the packet.
Dosage: 6.8gms per 1000 gallons (4546 Litres) of pond water.
Do not use below 10°C (50°F).
Directions: Measure the correct dosage for your pond. Add to a bucket of hot water and aerate for 20 miniutes to gas off any impurities. Fill a clean watering can with solution from the bucket, slowly apply to the pond over a 1 hour period. This will prevent shocking the pond with a highly concentrated dose.
Please do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling chemicals.
Wear disposable vinyl or latex gloves and appropriate eye protection.