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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...

Koi Fish Pond SuperCooling: What Is That?

Koi Fish Pond SuperCooling: What Is That? SuperCooling, Common and Preventable Supercooling -- When you want a cup of coffee to lose heat, the fastest way is to pour it through the air from cup-to-cup...

Water Changes for Health, and Ammonia Control

If fish are suffering illness due to any obvious deterioration of water quality, you are well advised to begin a systematic daily changing of 20-40% of the total volume in the system. There are...

Carbon Dioxide in Aquaria and Ponds

Carbon dioxide is produced by the respiration (not photosynthesis) of both plants and animals. When you exhale, you produce Carbon Dioxide. Pretty much the same with fish except they don’t have bad breath like...

Live Plants and Koi For Algae Control

Koi and plants do fine if the plants are abundant enough. If you “try” one or two plants to see how it goes the group of Koi will consider them quite the novelty and...

Veggie Filters: Algae Control Naturally

The prime competitor to algae is simply other plants. All pants consume nitrogen and phosphorus and iron. So, if there are abundant live plants in a system, what’s an algae to eat? “Hey the...

Algae Control: Green Water Algae Bloom

Algae Control, Green Water Bloom. This is an old video with good, current information. Crude in it’s cinematography, but full of good information.  Greenwater is basically just that: Green Water which obscures your view...

Why Algae Matters: Green Algae Blooms

Algae matters because it can obscure your view of the fish and also, string algae can choke a filter. Good Reasons Algae Matters Well Algae seems to have some sort of healing effect on...

What Is Algae?

Algae are single celled plants. They occur in primarily two forms, one form composes strands which can get so long they appear as “hair” or string and is referred to as “String Algae”. Fortunately,...

Tannin Stains or Yellow Water and It’s Treatment

My pond is about 3 months old. The water is clear but has a yellowish tint that I would like to get rid of. I have koi and water plants in the pond. All...

Hydrogen Peroxide to Reverse Potassium Permanganate in Koi Ponds

After a potassium permanganate treatment, you can turn the water back to crystal clear. Be careful though, treating with peroxide prevents the successful deployment of Potassium permanganate the following day! Hydrogen Peroxide to Reverse...