Ponds - Construction, Filtration, Retrofits, Biosecurity, Keeping Koi

If you have chlorine or chloramine treated water, K.O.I. has always recommended the use of a water shut off timer whenever doing a pond refill.  In fact, they are so cheap (and they do sometimes fail, that Spike now recommends using 2 of them, one after the other.

But there is another way that doesn't involve the use of ANY device.  Read what the Fish Vet in Australia recommends.

This study reviews the effects, mechanisms, factors affecting and other water quality considerations of Nitrite Toxicity.

NEW PRODUCT - for those of you that have Chlorine or Chloramines in your water supply.

While this article by Taro Kodama is a bit commercial in terms of recommending their own products, it does have very good info, and is worth the read!  I did not include, but they do sell, a complete Q tank kit and a complete accessory kit – the both contain a good group of items.

These are some useful tips from Kodama Koi.  Their FL facility was hit by a hurricane last year, and this year, their Hawaii facility was hit, so they have some good advice!

Here is a very simple solution to a dry pond caused by a plumbing break.

If you are drawing water direct from your bottom drains.

Advice by Chris Neaves.

Chlorine is a toxic element, and excess chlorine could be harmful to fish and crustaceans, so it is important to remove chlorine from the water before introducing the stock.

Many Koi keepers look forward to spending some time either relaxing at home or going away for a well-deserved rest. Being a Koi keeper does not mean that you cannot go on holiday! If that was the case, many people will opt not to keep Koi.

For the inexperienced
One word: Don’t.

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