Water - Water Quality, Algae, Transport, Cohabitation with Other Species

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What’s MOST important to Koi during a power outage?  Quick answer – AIR!  Koi require oxygen to live, and without an air pump or a water fall running, they will quickly consume all available oxygen in the pond and die! 

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Water changes.  Most of us don’t do enough of them!  The list of benefits is nearly endless, and doing more water changes is probably the simplest, cheapest thing we can do to improve any existing pond.

This information was first posted in our "Question of the week."

This information was first posted in our "Question of the Week."

Which of the following is NOT recommended for use as filter media - hair rollers, lava rock, Japanese matting, Kaldness media, Matala or bio balls?

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Water changes improve Koi growth rates due to diluting pheromones.  Water changes dilute toxins, reduce nitrates, decease DOCs (Dissolved Organic Carbons), reduce TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), and increase water clarity. 

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