Maintain the clear and healthy water you demand for your Koi & Gold Fish Pond.
I have 4 large koi in a 1000 gallon pond. We put this pond in 10 plus years ago and now we would like to redo it. Over the year the rocks we put to hide the liner have shifted and moved and the koi have grown to an extra large size and could use more room. My question is….how do we move them into a horse watering tank for a week or so while we completely redo our current pond. We’d like to put in a purchased biofalls and skimmer box. What do you recommend? Originally my husband built a bio falls and skimmer box out of rubber maid containers which have worked well but we’d like something better for our fish going towards our old age. We know the rubber maid will not last forever. I’m worried for my fish moving them out of their environment even for a short time. Suggestions?
We recently bought a house that has a Koi pond with 4 Koi ranging from 8 to 24 inches. It has a 30 foot water fall feature. I dont want to run the waterfall all the time because of the cost of electricity. The pond is about 1300 gallons. I purchased a water feature pump that does 285 gph and splashes back on top of the water to put oxygen back in the water. Would that be ok to run that for about 10 hrs a day and then use my pump that runs through the filter and waterfall for the rest of the time? I just want to make sure the fish are getting enough oxygen.
For my Koi Fish pond one day. ;)
Try some unique pond fish, instead of koi and goldfish for your pond.
A koi pond is a purpose built habitat for those lovely fish we call “Living Jewels” and as such, differs from any other garden water feature. To introduce koi into other types of water features is usually a disaster waiting to happen and though one can get away with it for awhile, the end result is predictable. So, instead of doing what so many do, that is dig a hole, throw in a liner, add water and a few fish, and call it a koi pond, we want to help to get it right the first time. You only need to do it right once but you can get it wrong over and over.The Koi is a carp that was selectively bred originally in Japan for desirable colors. Koi can get to be very large with 2 feet plus being a common size for adult fish. Because of their large size Koi are pond fish and they do best in large outside ponds. Each fish needs several hundred gallons of water to adequately care for them. A common mistake is to buy too many fish for your pond. While young, the volume of water in the pond may be fine, but as these fish grow they will need larger volumes of water to prevent growth stunting.To determine which fish are able to share a pond with koi carp, it is first important to consider the characteristics of koi and their environmental requirements. Koi carpÂ are ideal for ponds that have a large capacity, plenty of cover and an efficient filter system. They require excellentÂ water conditions and only thrive in large, deep ponds. They are very resilient and can withstand winter in a frozen pond, as long as you provide and maintain an air stone or floating heater to promote exchange of gases.Koi For Dummies by R. D. Bartlett... shows you how easy and fun it can be to own and care for these delicate fish. Whether building a pond or aquarium for the indoors or outdoors, this easy-to-understand guide explores all of your options.