Siltex

Siltex is a natural and inexpensive way to reduce organic silt and improve water quality in both lakes and rivers, in private and public waterways. It is environmentally friendly and is harmless to plants and animals, and because it recycles organic material, it is a great benefit to the aquatic ecosystem. SILTEX also stimulates the aquatic food chain and helps to increase biodiversity.​

New Improved Quality
This new variety of Siltex is a softer and more soluble type of chalk that will continue to dissipated unwanted organic matter. Just see the difference!
What is Siltex?
SILTEX is a highly porous form of Calcium Carbonate, or chalk, made up of minute particles. Being Calcium Carbonate it is completely harmless to plants and wildlife.

What are the main benefits of using Siltex?
It decreases organic and oxidisable matter which is displayed as
a reduction in silt levels
It increases oxygenation and stimulates aerobic micro-organisms
It improves water clarity by settling suspended waterborne solids
It reduces methane production by silt body
It counteracts acidity in the water and the silt
It provides essential Calcium for plants and wildlife
It increases biodiversity within the water bodies

Where can Siltex be used?
SILTEX can be used in freshwater environments such as ponds, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, canals and fisheries where organic silt accumulation is a problem. It can also be used to raise the pH value of water bodies suffering form acidification.
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1 tonne delivered - £252 inc vat
2 tonnes delivered - £504 inc Vat
3 tonnes delivered - £690 inc vat
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Carp Clay

We have been working hard over the last few years to improve our fish stocks in our fisheries and fish farm. One area that we have been closely looking at is skin, scale and fin quality. Our research has led us to a very special type of clay regularly used by top koi breeders and keepers.​​

The clay has a very high mineral and trace element profile and can really help the condition and quality of your stock.

We have been using the clay under our automatic feeding
units and a 25 kg sack disappears within days of its introduction.
I am convinced that the fish pick the clay up whilst feeding
and also there is important ion exchange across the gills as
the fish disturb the clay whilst feeding.

In my opinion the clay helps with food digestion and also by
providing essential minerals and trace elements hence
​promoting growth and fish health.

I would recommend anyone to try it and see the improvements in their stock.

Prices
25kg Carp Clay:                               £25
10 bags:                                                         £190
1/2 tonne:                                      £350
1 tonne:                                                         £550

(Prices are all plus delivery and vat)
Rock Salt

Carp naturally require minerals found within Rock Salt and they find it very attractive, almost irresistible at some times of the year.

It may be that the carp are able to mitigate osmotic loses via seeking out Rock Salt. It seems particularly effective in spring time when the fish may use it for physiological support and to help rid themselves of ecto parasites, such as leeches and fish lice, that have built up over the colder months.

One thing is clear carp find Rock Salt very attractive.

If using Rock Salt in your fishery for management or angling
​please use it sensibly. Too much salt can be detrimental to the aquatic ecosystem.
Prices
5kg                                              £10.00
10kg                                            £15.00
20kg                                            £20.00

(Prices are all plus delivery and vat)
Hydrated Lime

Hydrated Lime or Calcium Hydroxide is used to breakdown organic silt in situ. The dose rate is 250-300kg per hectare or roughly 250-350lbs per acre.​​​​​​​​

The best time to apply hydrated lime is December through to March.

Hydrated Lime should be evenly applied to the waters’ surface where required. We would suggest that a maximum of 20% of the water area is treated at any one time.

Hydrated Lime can be harmful to aquatic life.
It is ideal for spot treatment of small silty areas within lakes and ponds.

Liming To Sterilize
Hydrated lime, or calcium hydroxide, is also used in commercial fish production ponds. While it will increase total hardness (the calcium component), and temporarily increase the total alkalinity (the hydroxide component), its primary effect is to raise the pH of mud and water quickly and dramatically.
Ponds should be drained and cleaned prior to applying this product. Enough hydrated lime should be added to cover the entire pond bottom with a thin layer (approximately 900kg per acre), and then water added. The pH in the upper layer of the mud and in the water will rapidly rise to 12 or higher, a level which will kill most disease agents and/or pests. The elevated pH will last for about a week, prohibiting any stocking of fish. Always check the pH before stocking.

Adding hydrated lime is not recommended when fish are present in the pond. The rapid increase in pH is almost always lethal to fish.

The use of hydrated lime is recommended when there is any concern of carrying diseases or pests over to the next crop. It has limited, long-term impact on total alkalinity and pH.

Appropriate safety measures should be taken to prevent he inhalation of its dust, those applying it should wear hooded suits, gauntlet gloves, face masks and goggles.

Liming should not be carried out in wet or windy weather.
Prices
1 bag (25kg)                               £25.00
10 bags                                     £120.00
½ tonne                                    £200.00
1 tonne                                     £330.00

(Prices are all plus delivery and vat)
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