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Inherited a Koi Pond III

Inherited a Koi Pond III We are not going to talk about viruses at this point, you just inherited a pond you have plenty to worry about. But you should know that there is...

So You Inherited a Koi Pond!?

So you inherited a Koi pond? Maybe somebody died, (sorry), or maybe you bought a house that has a fishpond. Maybe you’ve always wanted one and the presence of the fish pond has been...

Stop Breaking Submersible Heaters

So, they finally perfected the “titanium” submersible aquarium heater. You never have to worry about smacking it against the side of a tank or container. Ehhhhhhhhhhh  sort of. I watched someone do a water...

Constant Salt In The Pond: Please Don’t.

I was browsing for a salt document and I found a web site with someone who should know better, recommending that people salt their ponds all the time, to maintain a moderate 0.1% solution...

Making Dechlorinator – Sodium thiosulfate

How should I make a good dechlorinating solution? I have read about some pretty high doses, like 250 grams in 500ml of water to make a stock solution. A: First, let’s tell our reader how...

What is “Flashing” in Koi or Pond Fish?

What is “Flashing” in Koi or Pond Fish? “Flashing” is basically just a fish that is “scratching” itself on the pond / tank bottom, or ornamentation. It USUALLY doesn’t mean anything, unless it’s “more...

Sterilizing The Tank

“I’m going to break down, and sterilize the tank, gravel and plants.” It’s promised often and it’s USUALLY unnecessary. Sterilization of Environments is suggested as “The Way” to prevent diseases. This is widely advocated...

The Two Gallon Fish Bowl: Cool, or Cruel?

Cruel or Cool? The Fish Bowl The two-gallon fish bowl is ubiquitous in our society and has seen the residence of literally billions of Koi, goldfish and pond fish. I would estimate that almost...

Vitamins For Freshwater Fish Are a Waste of Money

Vitamins in teleost freshwater fishes are another way to spend money. But before you buy vitamins for freshwater fish, please put the money in an envelop and mail it to the Department of Labor....

Phosphate Removers Are A Waste of Money

You should be aware that in the normal scheme of things, phosphates cause algae to flourish. As such, phosphates became ‘the enemy’ to marketing weasels who would have you believe that algae are the...

A Topical For Bacterial Sores or Ulcer Disease in Koi

A Topical For Bacterial Sores or Ulcer Disease in Koi With bacterial sores, one of the key elements is killing ALL the germs in the area. removing as much dead tissue and grossness as...