I have purchased koi and supplies from Inland Koi many times. I have never been dissatisfied. It is extremely easy to order from Inland. The shipping cost is fair. Delivery time is fast. They offer quality products. The koi are healthy and beautiful. I would not hesitate to recommend Inland to anyone. THEY ARE FANTASTIC TO DO BUSINESS WITH!
Sept. 13, 2005
The variety of choices that this vendor carries are enourmous and having lots to choose from is very important. Communication is excellent, the vendor is very easy to get a hold of and all my questions have been answered. I recommend anyone interested in acquiring koi fish or supplies to use Inland Koi.
Jun. 4, 2007
KoiMedic Salt Meter
KoiMedic tester was specially designed to measure the delicate salt concentration in the pond.
The tester offers two choice of measuring in percentage (%) or part per thousand (ppt).
The testers are accurate and easy to use. All you need to do is turn it on and dip into the pond water and press the "READ" button.
The auto-off feature shuts off the tester when it is idle.
Even in the event if the tester is accidentally dropped into the water, it will remain afloat so as to enable immediate retrival without damaging the electronics.
Testers are splash proof, allowing easy washing.
Testers are able to withstand falls or drop shocks due to accidents.
Units of Measurement:
0.00 to 1.00%
0.0 to 10.0 ppt
4 x 1.5V button cell (Alkaline A76 or equivalent)
Approx. 150 Hours
Automatic Temperature Compensation:
0 to 50C or 32 to 122F
Packaging Dimension Size (LxWxH):
185mm x 65mm x 25mm
Product Dimension Size (LxWxH):
170mm x 32mm x 15mm
Approx. 70 grams
Common salt, Sodium Chloride (NaCl) is commonly used in the health care and maintenance of fishes especially Koi. Salt is useful in treating parasites. It will eliminate seven out of nine parasites that are commonly found in Koi pond.
Most fish have an internal salt concentration of 1.0% or 10 parts-per-thousand (ppt) which is higher than their water environment. Osmosis causes water to transfer from the lower salinity of the pond water into the tissues of the fish. Addition of salt will lower the osmosis pressure. This reduces the effort of the fish in eliminating the excess water. The saved energy is then available for use by the fish's own immune system to fight diseases. On the hand, if the salinity of the water environment is close to the internal tissues of the fish, the osmosis pressure will reverse and cause the fish to die of dehydration.
Salt concentrations between 0.3% and 0.5%(3 to 5ppt) will upset the osmotic balance of some parasites i.e. the parasites' cells will dehydrate. Salt concentration of 0.3% are effective at detoxifying nitrite and concentration of 0.25% or higher has been used to control string algae. Nevertheless, salt can cause pond plant damage as the concentration increases. Floating plants (water hyacinth, water lettuce, etc.) are affected at lower concentrations than most bog plants.
Display reading in % or ppt.
One touch calibration.
Quickly and accurately measures salt concentration in koi ponds.
Extremely accurate and easy to use; simply turn and dip it in the pond - within two seconds, the LCD displays the salt
One year manufacturer warranty.