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

Conventional wisdom says that the turnover rate of a Koi pond should be at least once every hour. 

Below is the text of a recent study that evaluated the use of Vitamin C to de-chlorinate water.  They found it much cheaper and more effective than many other chemical solutions.  This study was done for municipal water systems, but has direct benefits for Koi ponds as well!  Full methodology, as well as recommended dosages are given.  There are additional benefits to using Vitamin C as well.

This is an excellent, albeit long, article about how to mimic the features of mud ponds, and explains why a more controlled pond may actually be better!

This is a wonderful article about ways to beautify your pond by concealing all the plumbing and filtration required to keep it healthy.

This article suggests some features and symbolism taking from Japanese Gardens that you can use to beautify your pond surroundings.

Ever found a predator in your Koi pond?  A woman in Montana got a HUGE surprise!  Luckily, the visitor seemed more interested in eating the vegetation...  You gotta watch this video!

Public Koi ponds in malls have always been very popular, and a very big problem as well...

This article is by Syd Mitchell, our Water Quality instructor extraordinaire!  In this article, Syd discusses various techniques that work with different predators.

Article by Paula Reynolds

Tap water contains chlorine, a disinfectant that makes water safe for humans, but is harmful to fish. It is removed with a purifier, a dechlorinator, or a water treatment product from an aquatic outlet.

  Article by Paula Reynolds

Water from a household tap, a borehole or well, or rainfall will have unique properties and individual chemistry influenced by the location.

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