Time and time again we read and are told that water quality is of paramount importance when keeping fish, especially koi.
It should lie at the centre of every serious koi keeper’s plans, from the moment we start to consider the plan and design of our koi . . . → Read More: How to test garden pond water
You can’t smell it, taste it, see it or hear it, in fact you can’t even bottle it – So what is it? – pH
Being aware of the many water parameters which we should test for, such as ammonia, nitrite and nitrate, these are measurements of . . . → Read More: Is a pond’s pH important for fish and plants?
As koi keepers we are more water keepers than biologists, and as water consist of H2O (as well as everything else dissolved within it) we owe it to our koi to understand a little chemistry. This will then increase our success and fulfilment, ultimately benefiting our . . . → Read More: Koi Pond Chemistry
I became a koi keeper by accident two years ago when I bought a house, complete with koi pond.
It is approximately 15 ft long by 8 ft wide and by my reckoning holds about 2500 gallons. It seems quite easy to maintain, especially as it tops . . . → Read More: My pond’s pH is too low and unstable.
What is pH? What causes fluctuations? What effect will these have on a Koi pond?
Being aware of the many water parameters which we should test for, such as ammonia, nitrite and nitrate, these are measurements of a tangible chemical substance (ie you could buy a bottle . . . → Read More: Pond water quality. Will pH affect my fish and pond?
Anybody contemplating whether to take the plunge or merely dip their toe into the world of koi would be well advised to carry out as much research on the many aspects of the hobby as possible before getting wet.
Koi keeping is an alluring hobby and quite . . . → Read More: Using test kits in koi and garden ponds