Taking Proper Care of Your Koi Pond
Keeping your pond in good condition should be your number one priority. Once your pond starts developing problems, you will find that it will incur more time and money than you would spend in preventing these problems from happening in the first place.
Taking care of the water quality of your pond is of paramount importance. For this, your filtration system is extremely important. There are 2 types of filtration, the mechanical and biological systems. The Mechanical filtration relieves the pond of solids such as dead algae, insects and Koi wastes. It is important to have enough filtration to sustain the size of the pond and the number and size of your Koi fish. The Biological filtration removes poisonous nitrogen compounds that come from dissolved wastes in your pond. Without biological filtration, built up waste will turn into ammonia and kill your Koi within just a few days. You can find out all the tips on how to filter and maintain your koi pond water in What Your Pet Shop Owner Won’t Tell You About Keeping Koi and my FREE bonuses.
Keeping your Koi pond clean should be one of your foremost priorities. A clean pond could mean the difference between your Koi living a beautiful stress-free life and potentially suffering until they ultimately die. The water in your pond should be almost completely clear. Your pond should contain no floating or suspended debris and your Koi fish should appear to be floating in the air. If you are unable to see the bottom of your pond, then chances are your pond is not clean enough.
Keep Supplies On Hand
As a new Koi pond owner, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of supplies needed to properly maintain your Koi pond. But simply knowing the function of each item can help you understand why they are needed.
Among the essential supplies you need are pond salts, baking soda, dechlorinator, equipment for pH testing and of course, koi food. These are the items that you need to have on hand at all times. Because your pond is outdoors, emergency situations do occur. Nature is simply unpredictable at times and you do not want to be caught in a situation where an item is needed, but there is no way to obtain it.