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Pond conditions 2017

The pond is running smoothly but I have some issues to deal with this year. Filters are doing a great job and the mesh is holding up well, though I must admit I am not cleaning as often as I … Continue reading

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My Pond conditions and expenses for 2014 YTD. Expenses 2014 Water bill – $12 monthly Food – $50 every 1.5 months Koi feeder – $60 New filter pads $80 Coral shells for pH stability – $20 Microbelift PL – $20 … Continue reading

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Automated Koi Feeder

So I’m getting too lazy or too old to remember to feed the fish everyday. The pond is running smoothly so I don’t need to baby sit it every day. I am also considering the fact that the cost of … Continue reading

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Spring maintenance 2014

Ok, so I have been a little neglectful this past winter due to all the cold. I merely dumped the filters every couple of weeks vs truly cleaning them weekly. Now that it is warming up I needed to do … Continue reading

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JULY – Dec 2013 Pond Conditions I forget to log results weekly so am moving to yearly post which will contain summaries for the month. The pond has become relatively stable after 3 years in operation. 07/14/2013 Basic filter clean. … Continue reading

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Koi pond Portland Japanese Gardens

I finally made the pilgrimage from Atlanta to Portland OR to see the koi pond in the Japanese Gardens. The setting was absolutely perfect for a koi pond with streams of water, bridges, and the perfect Japanese Maples and other … Continue reading

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JUNE 2013 POND CONDITIONS 06/09/2013 water temp 71*, Air Temp 60-85*, pH 7.5, ammonia/nitrate/nitrite 0 two weeks without filter cleaning so was a bit gnarly. Otherwise conditions are good. We have had much rain this month so water has been … Continue reading

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May 2013 Pond Condition May 4 water temp 58*- 60*, air temp 50-70* filter dump and minor water changes during the week. May 11 water temp 62*, air temp 50-75* 25% water change and PP treatment. Weather has been cool … Continue reading

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Spring time parasites and treatments

As the water starts to warm up during the spring months so do the parasites and algae. Algae can be controlled by adding Algaefix as a chemical additive or by turning on the UV Sterilizer. String algae will grow well … Continue reading

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April 2013 Pond Conditions 4/6/2013 Water Temp 58*, Air Temp 45-70*, Ammonia/Nitrite 0 Normal weekly filter cleaning with 150 Gallon dump (<10%). Started feeding fish a few pellets per day. Weather is still a mix of cold days and warm … Continue reading

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