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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.
Pollution of the aquatic environment by sodium fluoride from some industrial processes has been linked to delayed hatching of fish eggs and reduced growth, which is why, when I clean my teeth, I rinse my mouth into the sink, not my Koi pond.
Manufacturers of products such as these do not like to divulge their trade secrets, so it is difficult to determine the exact make-up without expensive laboratory analysis.
An interesting question has been asked: “If an air pump is turned off for an hour in the evening, does the dissolved oxygen in the pond water disappear immediately the air pump stops?” (The pond has an aerated bottom drain and I assume the air is being turned off so that the Koi can be seen more clearly).
!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right