This post is from the website of a professional pond builder, so we know his goal is to sell ponds! But his comments come directly from 100's of clients that he built ponds for. I've removed specific products that he mentioned so this article would have more meaning to our readers (and K.O.I. does not tout any for-profit businesses) - but the link to the original article is at the bottom. Read the 8 Things by clicking on the title or picture...
In Connecticut, the deadliest creature is common White-Tailed Deer, cause people in cars are killed when they hit them. But worldwide - it's Mosquitos! Our ponds can be a haven for deadly mosquitos. Read the story (by clicking on the picture or title) to find out what you can do to eliminate mosquitos from your ponds and water features. Story submitted by Ralph Smith, aka 'Smitty' from Southwest Koi and Pond Association, El Paso, TX.
Many Koi keepers will tell you that you need to add clay to Koi ponds. Bentonite or Mortmorillinite clay are what's sold as Koi Clay. Here's a short article by Syd Mitchell about benefits and disadvantages of using clay. If you can't come to the PNKCA Convetion June 19-21, 2015 - then take our ON-LINE Lab #220 from the comfort of your own home! CLICK HERE for more info about the lab. Full article after the break.
!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right