Koi Keepers enrolling in this course will become familiar with:
- The terminology used when discussing the design parameters and functionality of filters and bio-converters
- Principles and practicalities of circulation and flow rates
- Mechanical and biological filtration and how to achieve efficient systems
- The biology behind bio-conversion
- The mechanisms behind mechanical filtration
- Filtration and pond maintenance
All students will need an email address and internet access to the K.O.I. websites
At a minimum, it is recommended that students have reviewed and understand the information presented in the K.O.I. 101 course, available free on this web site to Registered Users. This is an intermediate-level course, and will require some math skills.
Our ponds are a limited volume of water. In order to successfully sustain, in a healthy condition, a large number of koi, we have to re-cycle that water through filters (devices used to remove solids) and bio-converters (devices remove chemicals). The purpose of the Filtration Course is to provide the concepts of the pond equipment used to remove the unwanted substances such as carbon dioxide, solids and nitrogen waste products then adding in vital oxygen. This course provides information on the ever evolving filtration and bioconverter technology without promoting a specific design concept. This course will cover the essential maintenance of filters and bioconverters and will help students develop an ability to analyze pond filtration problems.