What is the purpose of a bakki shower?

First developed by the Momotaro Japanese koi farm, the bakki shower attempts to simulate natures way of filtering water. Similar to a mountain stream where water cascades over rocks. Biofilms and algae grow on the rocks and feed on the nutrients in the stream, essentially filtering the water.

What are the best filters for Koi ponds?

5 Best Filters for Koi Ponds Reviewed

  1. Oase BioSmart Koi Filter. Pressurized: No.
  2. Oase BioTec Screenmatic Koi Filter. Pressurized: No.
  3. Goplus Pressure Bio Filter (Budget Friendly Option) Pressurized: Yes.
  4. Bubble Bead Filter XS-1000. Pressurized: Yes.
  5. Aqua Ultraviolet Ultima II. Pressurized: Yes.

How does a pond shower filter work?

The trays are filled with filter media and have the water delivered on top, trickling down through the filter media, and then discharged from the bottom of the tray. The discharge into the pond looks like it is leaving a large shower head. The amount of trays used depends on the size pond you are filtering.

Are bakki showers worth it?

The Bakki Shower is probably the best filtration method for removing nitrate from water as well as having the capacity to deal with huge volumes of ammonia and nitrate, for there size they are hard to beat by any other filtration system when it come to biological filtration.

Do bakki showers remove nitrates?

If a system containing denitrifying media is well set up and maintained, the water quality will be impeccable, if not, the water quality could be very poor. Bakki Showers and their clones are reputed to reduce nitrate.

How often should pond filters be cleaned?

every 3-6 months
Unless you have really heavy debris in your water, you should only need to clean mechanical media every 3-6 months.

How big should a koi pond filter be?

The Volume of Your Pond It is recommended to select a pond filter that can process up to 150% of your pond volume, so for a 9000 litre pond, this would be up to 13,500 litres.

Can you have too much filtration in a koi pond?

The size of your filter should ideally be based on the Koi population and how much waste they are expected to produce. But it is not easy to see the waste volume; so just go at least twice as big as your pond size. You can never oversize your filter.

Are pressure filters OK for koi ponds?

Standard box and pressure filters can be used for koi, but most experienced koi owners, with large fish and large ponds, choose gravity fed koi filtration systems. Koi filters can also be pump fed in the standard way, with a pump in the pond, and hose connecting pump to filter.

What media goes in a bakki shower?

Technically a Bakki Shower filter uses Bacteria House filter media. IMO stage 1 and 4 do not contain “shower filter” media. with a good prefilter you shouldn’t really even need it.