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The feeding of Kois

Referring to their alimentation, Kois are very demanding. It is not sufficient to feed them any ordinary fish food to keep them satisfied. There is a large variety of special diet, helping to promote them with respect to growth and colour, keep them healthy and provide for a good muscle building.

Koi food should contain enough minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Normally, these ingredients are added to the fish food in a sufficient quantity. It is important to properly store the food and not to make use of it after the expiration date. Due to wrong or very long storage the fish food loses a lot of important nutrients. It is the heat for example that destroys the vitamin C, known to be very susceptible to temperature. Make sure that Koi food is stored in an appropriate way, so that it is protected against the light. It should be stored in a dry, cool and hermetically sealed way.

The protein contained in the food provides for the growth and development of muscles. The protein should not be used to gain energy as this would lead to the effect that there is an increased secretion of ammonia through the koi´s gills. Said secretion has not only negative effects on the fish but also on the quality of the pond water. Therefore it is indispensable to ensure that fat and protein are added to the fish food in a balanced way.

Scientific studies have shown that a ratio of 1:2-2.5 fat to protein ensures that the fish obtains energy from fat whereas the protein is used to build muscles. Fat is not only the most important source of energy but also has a positive effect on the koi´s condition, thus making sure that the fish is more resistant and resistant to stress respectively.

Carbohydrates should not be included in Koi food. It may lead to the consequence that the fish becomes fat and suffers from liver dysfunction. Kois utilize carbohydrates in a very limited way, leading to the consequence that the main part thereof remains undigested and is excreted in the feces, thus polluting the water.

Observe carefully the Kois´ behaviour and adjust the feeding accordingly. The feeding should not only depend on the water temperature but also on the Kois´ activity. As for summer time, do not only feed prepared feed but also fresh fruit, vegetables or insects. One fasting day per week during summer time helps to relieve the intestine and provides for healthy and active fish. Feed smaller quantities of food several times a day, corresponding to the natural way of the kois´ feeding. Moreover, it helps to protect the water quality and the pond filter.

Fully programmable food dispense

With respect to the growth and well-being of your kois it is essential that the animals are fed regularly by maintaining a constant quantity. We therefore recommend the use of automatic fish feeders.

Automatic fish feeders offer a large variety of possibilities in order to control the feeding, thus ensuring that an optimal quantity of fish food is released into the water at the right time exactly. Fish feeders are easy to install and operate reliably. The carps get well used to the automatic fish feeder and quickly get accustomed to this way of feeding. Of course there is no argument to go on feeding the kois by hand or to make use of a fish dome. This toy allows a better observation and helps to detect diseases at an early stage.

Choosing the right pond filter system

For a clean and algae-free pond water, a clear garden pond with healthy fish the choosing for  the right pond filter system is essential. Substances just as leaves, pollen and grasses cause the koi pond to fall out of balance, to the effect that the water gets turbid, the soil gets muddy. Normally, the undesired growth of algae is caused.  In the worst case the pond water starts to collapse. In order to prevent this, the pond filter system should be adjusted to the size  and the stocking of the garden pond.

Pressure Pond Filter or Run Pond Filter?

SunSun Pond Filter CBF-550Pressure Pond Filter: are best suited for small to medium-sized ponds with small to medium fish population. When using a pressure pond filter there is no problem to operate a waterfall or stream located in a higher point. Its placement is hidden at the border of the pond, for example by putting the filter into the ground. The integrated UVC-pond clarifier eliminate bacteria and germs, thus contributing to a healthy pond. The devices are easily and quickly to install and can be cleaned easily, too.

SunSun Pond pressure Filter CPF-20000Pond Pass Filter: are used for medium-sized to large-sized ponds and can be easily adjusted to the pond´s size by using additional modules. The multi-chamber filter with a biological filter effect are also suitable for koi ponds with a large fish population. The size of the UVc Pond Clarifier can be adjusted individually to the local conditions.

Both pond filter combine the mechanical and biological cleaning. Microorganisms settle on the filter material and remove germs and bacteria from the water. By mechanical filtering, suspended particles and dirt remain in the pond filter and by this means no longer return to the pond water.

It takes about 4-6 weeks, until Filter Bacteria have sufficiently colonized the bio pond filter. Only thereafter t is advisable to switch on a UVC Pond Clarifier. Starter bacteria help to shorten the start-up phase of a new filter. Starter bacteria refer to microorganisms especially grown in a laboratory. By adding them, you can shorten the start-up phase considerably. Bacteria are active above a temperature of approximately 10°-12°C, the pond filter´s temperature should exceed 40°C. So the pond filter should be placed in the shadow and not be exposed to direct sunlight.

Purchase Agreement – Approval – Planning permission application

We have made our homework, all parties have agreed to the purchase agreement. Any and all possible and impossible cases have been taken into consideration, the notary contract was signed.

6 weeks after signature the corporate group located in the United States has signalized that they approved of the deal by “giving an overall green light”.

Today we were able to instruct the planning permission application (§15 HOAI 1 to 4) that is going to result in the submission of the approval for the construction to the authorities of Eschweiler.

May WilTec do a construction on the property?

The dialogue with the property´s owner has been conveyed via the city of Eschweiler.

The conversation started stiffly because the owner is known as a “global player”. If it hadn´t been because of the city´s pressure, the conversation would probably have ended up in a dead end. Following to the proprietor´s call, it hadn´t taken but 15 minutes to finalize the purchase.

Said and done.

Even with the further steps dragging along, the notary contract was really special because the proprietor reserves the right to withdraw for the eventuality that the corporation in the United States denies their approval.

At the same time, we commissioned an architect to do the development of the project. The property had to be planned in order to avoid any mistakes arising from dimensioning of the road, canal and buildings – mistakes hardly to correct afterwards by considerable efforts or – in the worst case –cannot be corrected at all.

This is the basic planning:

Planning of the project IGP-Eschweiler – Ernst Abbe-Str.
Planning of the project IGP-Eschweiler – Ernst Abbe-Str.

It´s for sure now: Yes … we can !

IGP WilTec Area Ernst-Abbe-Str

New storage areas for WilTec – this is about how it started

A modern, customer-oriented online shop is in permanent need of new storage areas in order to keep growing. After the warehouse located in Königsbenden 28 started its operation in 2010 disposing of a storage of 2900 pallet we already had been looking since 2012 to enlarge the area. Even for the initiation of the “pond season” 2014 we disposed of a merchandise the size of 1332m³. Being erected, the wall measures a length of 133,2m, a height of 10m and a width of 1m. It´s being an open secret – There is no space.

The promotion of economy in Eschweiler was not very supportive in searching to expand. We have been offered areas that even 4 years later have not yet been made accessible. Then there were other properties which had not been offered at all. Being an entrepreneur one had to wonder if this is the right place to settle down? This is why we took a glance at our surroundings. Online trading means logistics, logisticians cannot renounce accessibility for employees, carriers and service providers for express goods. In other words, our goods have to be delivered, distributed, packed and sent via parcel service. This requires highways, the motorway A 4 with its exit Eschweiler-Ost isn´t but 2 km away from our present location, an advantage our neighbours are not able to offer. To move to another city may create further considerable problems with regard to the internal exchange of goods. So the idea has finally been rejected.

The change of personnel at the Office for promotion of economy came to make the decisive change. We were offered 2 properties. While we had been looking for approximately 20.000 qm², now we were offered 26.000 qm² and 34.000 qm². A bit too much but having innovated our economic growth we have come to realize that we can set aside any problems regarding the site for the meantime. In the long run we may combine the location which would simplify the internal flow of goods considerably.

A field of green, 26.000 qm², at the border of the IGP. Easy to make it accessible, easy to divide. Having a height of only permitted 7,50m above road, it is to flat, the hall and shelving areas would definitely be too expensive. This is why the property presumably had not yet been sold before.

34.000 qm² and different planning for construction: just approximately 300 m away from the other property, having a height of 10 m which is dream-like. This means a height of 7,50 m for the pallets, there is neither an alarm system for fire nor an extinguishing system. So our decision has been made in January 2014 – after a 3 years´ search: WilTec goes IGP.