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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...

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...

Aquarium and Tank Heaters (Glass Ones Suck)

Cost-Effective Titanium Aquarium and Tank Heaters If you’ve been using glass heaters, or you’ve ever lost a tank to an exploding heater or a failure that boils your fish, then this is a good...

The Importance of “Light” to Koi, Goldfish and Aquarium Fish in General

Why Can’t Koi and Goldfish Live in the Dark? Is “Sunlight” Absolutely Necessary? It bears mentioning that light has several effects on fish which can ensure your success or failure. Full spectrum lighting with...

What Size Tank Should You Keep Goldfish In?

How To Keep Goldfish Happy – All About Their Tank – Bigger is Better. Outlaw the Goldfish Bowl Invest in at least a ten or twenty gallon system. The bigger the tank, and the...

The Best Aquarium Filters, EVER

Sponge Filters are the BEST There are two reasons for this article. First, I use sponge filters in all my tanks and I’m not ashamed. They’re soft on fish bodies, easy to clean, effective,...

Goldfish Care and Success for the Beginner

Many Goldfish keepers are unaware that the highly selected Asian “carps” are very well suited for warmer waters. Ranchus, Orandas, Bubble eyes, etc all do better in heated systems, e.g. 74-78 degrees at a...

Getting Ponds and Koi Ready for Wintertime

Getting Ponds and Koi Ready for Wintertime By Bonnie Hale Guest Author Koi MOVING KOI INSIDE FOR THE WINTER If you must move fish inside for the winter, do this gradually. Move a few...