Fish Ponds

Koi Pond Filters

In order to provide koi with a proper environment, you will need to incorporate several koi pond filtration elements to ensure good water chemistry. (Looking for information on fish tanks? Check this out.) Before you build a pond, it is critical to properly plan your koi pond filters. If you are getting ready to upgrade, …

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Koi Fish Pond Basics

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**Post contains affiliate links where we make $$ for our product recommendations.** What are the basic requirements for a koi fish pond? What can be kept in a pond besides koi? How do you breed koi fish? What do koi fish in a pond eat? We’ll answer all your burning koi fish pond basic questions …

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Best Spring Pond Treatments

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Many pond owners will prophylactically treat their ponds every spring, regardless of many criteria. Whether it’s an anti-parasitic, a “clarifier” or a “refresher” treatment, you probably DON’T need to be adding most pond treatments. Using unlicensed products is a dangerous idea and if you aren’t sure of your total pond volume, you can severely hurt …

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Algae Effects on Fish

Sorry to tell you that if you add fish to water, you will get algae. No matter how diligent your quarantine, you can’t avoid it. So what can you do to minimize your algae effects on fish? Should I be worried about algae effects on fish? Remember: people hate algae; fish don’t really mind it. …

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How to Add Aquaponics to Your Fish System

Looking to decrease your water changes and grow some delicious veggies for your family to enjoy? Then you need AQUAPONICS! What is “aquaponics?” Aquaponics utilizes “natural” fertilizers in water to grow plants. It is similar to “hydroponics,” which uses synthetic fertilizers to grow plants. Aquaponics most often refers to growing fish and plants simultaneously, using …

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Best Plants in Koi Ponds

We have had several of our clients ask us if it is okay to put plants in koi ponds. Simple answer? Yes! Read along for our recommendations for the best plants in koi ponds. But aren’t plants bad for fish? Not one published scientific study has shown any plants attacking fish. Yes, they may be …

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