BioClean – Koi Pond Filter System

The key to raising healthy & beautiful koi is healthy water!

Less clogging, regular maintenance, or moving parts. Buy Online or Call Us: 808-354-7031

Taro Kodama explains more about how this pond filter was developed in Japanese style with easy access and it’s overall simplicity for a better koi pond filter. Contact us to learn more.

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A Proven Filter in Japan by Mamoru Kodama

Water is the Koi’s environment, much like air for us. When the water is healthy, Koi are healthy. Often it is thought that crystal-clear water is healthy water. It is not.

I was very surprised with the difference in koi pond filter systems from US to Japan, origin of Koi. All the filters are very similar to pressurized mechanical filters for swimming pools. The bead filters will keep the water crystal-clear, but I doubt how healthy the water will be to make Koi healthy and beautiful.

It is not much of an exaggeration to say the competition at All Japan Koi Show, the world’s largest Koi show, is in reality a competition of how well you can manage your Koi pond water. Only healthy water will grow healthy, beautiful Koi. I can guarantee this, as I have won five grand champions at the All Japan Koi Show.

Koi are our pets and living jewels. We want them to be HEALTY & BEAUTIFUL. Your Filter System must enable this. The idea behind the BioClean can be seen at any Koi pond or breeder in Japan. This simple biological filtration concept has proven to make healthy water for our Koi, so their health and beauty will blossom to the highest level.

Less Clogging, Regular Maintenance, Or Moving Parts. Buy Online Or Call Us-808-354-7031

BioClean Inventor

Mr. Mamoru Kodama

Why did Mr. Kodama make BioClean pond filter for koi?

After I have visited many clients in the USA, I realized that many of them are using the same type of filter system. With this system “you collect the koi waste, clean the filter and throw the waste away.”

Throwing away the waste means that you are throwing away the nutrients for bacteria. Also, you must keep cleaning the filter regularly. If you forget to clean it, the wastes will become sludge that produce methane gas, and that makes the water bad. That could also cause the koi to get sick or even could cause them to die. When you restart the filter system in spring is an especially risky time.

If you fail to clean the pond filter system correctly, the gas that was kept in the filter will be released to the pond. This could make the koi sick.

My “BioClean” koi filter system isn’t structured for the collection of wastes. Therefore, you don’t have to clean the system regularly, and it won’t make water bad when you start using it again in spring.

I have spent over 30 years creating this filter system. The system can be designed according to the size of your pond and amount of koi you will keep in your pond. I invented this filter system so that you can have it set right next to your pond and provide the best water for your koi.

BioClean Product Details – Why it is the best koi pond filter

BioClean returns koi pond filtration to the basics. It’s simple gravity-flow design eliminates all moving parts from the filter, therefore eliminating all common points of failure, such as those found in pressurized filters. This means that the filter will last for the lifetime of your pond, easier maintenance, and peace of mind for you: allowing you to simply enjoy your koi.

No Moving/Mechanical Parts

No more worrying about your filter: because there are no moving or mechanical parts to wear or break, you can rely on BioClean for the lifetime of your pond.

No Clogging: Specially designed

“EvenFlow” Japanese-Mat filter media prevents clogging & guarantees even water flow at all times. Which in turn promotes highly efficient growth of beneficial bacterial colonies.

No Clogging: Specially designed

“EvenFlow” Japanese-Mat filter media prevents clogging & guarantees even water flow at all times. Which in turn promotes highly efficient growth of beneficial bacterial colonies.

We…have a 35,000 gallon Koi pond. The water quality and clarity were consistently a problem…. We really could not appreciate the beauty of our Koi. (After installing BioClean,)… in about a week… the water is so clear that we can easily see right down to the bottom of our five-foot deep pond! We are so happy to be able to enjoy viewing our Koi, but also that we know they are in a pond with superior water quality. Our Koi are flourishing in their new healthy and clean environment. We would highly recommend Mr. Kodama’s new BioClean filtration system for your pond.

Laura and Paul - NY

The secret of the BioClean filter mats for biological filtration

Usually there are 2 types of bacteria that grow in the filter systems. One is aerobic bacteria that likes oxygen, and other is anaerobic bacteria that doesn’t like oxygen. What koi needs is aerobic bacteria. As you can see in my “BioClean”’s filter, there are 3.5mm x 3.5mm holes on the mats. This way, only aerobic bacteria can grow on the filter.

In the past, we used sands and pebbles in the filter system to filter the water. When the wastes were deposited in the layer of the sands, anaerobic bacteria grew and ate the wastes. This actually made the water clear.

However the anaerobic bacteria produced methane gas that causes koi to get sick.

“BioClean” doesn’t grow anaerobic bacteria on its filter because of its structural design.

The secret is the holes on the mat. The water flows rapidly through the holes, but it flows slowly through the mats. That’s how it grows aerobic bacteria and not anaerobic bacteria.The filter system that used sand and pebbles were good. Sand and pebble didn’t deteriorated like other filter materials, so they didn’t affect the pond’s water.

However, it requires cleaning regularly; or the wastes would produce methane gas.

After sand pebbles, we started using rough fiber mats that you see in today’s filter systems. But this filter media is made with chemical fiber and its 40% glue. This glue might have the possibility of making the water bad. This glue is not used in the mats we use in “BioClean”

There are many koi shows in Japan. The person that wins the champion title is better at koi keeping than anyone else. So, everyone wonders how he keeps his koi.

There are several conditions to win the champion title, and the pond water is one of the most important conditions of them all. Creating the filter system that gives better water to your koi is definitely the way to raise a champion.

I have spent over 30 years creating this filter system. The system can be designed according to the size of your pond and amount of koi you will keep in your pond. I invented this filter system so that you can have it set right next to your pond and provide the best water for your koi.

Clog-free

Clogging cause uneven flow patterns inside the filter, ultimately leading to undesirable anaerobic bacterial growth. This creates unhealthy water and will lead to illness in your Koi. The specially designed EvenFlow Bio-Mat used in BioClean prevent over-collection of waste in any particular area so water flow is never obstructed.

Low Maintenance

BioClean eliminates the need for periodic cleaning, such as backwashing, which is necessary on bead filters. Weekly backwashing removes a lot of useful “waste” which is food for beneficial bacteria. The specially-designed EvenFlow Bio-Mat and fully engineered structure collects and evenly distributes waste inside the chambers, allowing beneficial bacterial colonies to grow more efficiently. Excess waste & debris are collected at the bottom, which can be easily flushed via two conveniently located waste valves.

Magnetic Bio-Ball

Magnetic Bio-Ball increases the oxygenation rate in your pond water, encourages good bacterial activity and lowers nitrite concentrations. Magnetic Bio-Ball is made in Japan using a patented, revolutionary manufacturing technology.

Easy Visual Inspection

BioClean also allows easy visual inspection of the inside, so that the level of waste and state of the filter can be easily assessed. No more blindly backwashing your filter every week regardless of actual waste level.

Take a look at this picture below. The pond water comes into the layer of black magnets and filters. There are 20 filtering mats set in there. The water flows through the filter and onto the magnets. Then the water goes into the middle divided section where UV light is set to kill plankton in the water and make water clear. The water then comes out from the top on the other side and flows through the filtering mats and come out as the clean water from the bottom pipe. The water travels down the difference in level in the system. So we can use it forever because it won’t break. This is very good for koi as well!

Specifications of BioClean Pond Filter

BioClean Mini Specifications
Capacity Up to 1500 gallons
Size 24.5″(L) x 20.5″(W) x 22.1″ (H)
UV light optional
MAGNETIC BIO-BALL optional
 

 

BioClean Specifications
Capacity Up to 5000 gallons
Size

Size (Without lid)

51.5″ (L) x 29″ (W) x 31.5″ (H)

51.5″ (L) x 29″ (W) x 36.7″ (H)

UV light 25 W (optional)BioClean Specifications
MAGNETIC BIO-BALL included