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SOLIDS - ORGANIC & INORGANIC SOLIDS

If we can identify the sources of organics and solids we can begin to control them and in this way bring some relief to the filtration system early on in the battle for clear water.

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Using Salt in Koi Ponds

There are many myths and half truths surrounding the use of salt in koi ponds. This essay deals with different viewpoints and realities.

 

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Hydrogen Sulphide in Koi Ponds

A build-up of dirt and decaing organic matter is undesirable in koi ponds.

 

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CONTROL OF ALGAE WITH BARLEY STRAW

Algae is essential in a koi pond. The biological balance in a koi pond will be negatively affected if the algae is removed by killing it with chemicals or physically removing it

Algae can cause a number of problems in pond water. Single cell algae reproduce quickly and can prevent you seeing your koi. String algae is essential on the walls and floor of the pond but can, in some circumstances, grow to a long length, break off and clog the pumps.

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Montmorillonite / Bentonite Clay in Koi Ponds

The addition of montmorillonite clays to fish ponds have proven benefits. Many koi keepers used these clays with great success. Montmorillonite clays are commercially available under various brand names depending on the country of origin.

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Koi Ponds and Drought Situations

 

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