Category Archives: Pond News

Top posts for Pond Journals

Thanks for visiting my Pond Journal. The entries in this journal are my personal experiences and the advice I have gleaned from other experienced koi keepers. The pond conditions calendar entries are my ponds weekly water analysis. I hope you … Continue reading

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Spring 2012 pictures of my pond

Here are a few snapshots of the pond. The Whole Pond – You can see how shady it is under the bradford pear tree. a close up of the falls a side shot showing the water lilies blooming and the … Continue reading

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New Showas 2012

I visited Wet Pets today for the spring opening. My intention was to go get a piece of filter matting to replace one that is falling apart but of course the fish were calling my name. I saw several that … Continue reading

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waterco prefilter maintenance

I seem to clean the Waterco pre-filter about 3-4 times per year. Algae grows on the sides of the clear bottom and some sludge seems to stick to it. So I unscrew the treaded clamp that holds the top and … Continue reading

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Visitor Map 2012

Interesting look at the world of people who have found my blog searching various pond related topics. Notice it is mostly people in free countries and developed countries that are researching pond issues. I guess it could be related to … Continue reading

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winter pond cover

Today I built a winter pond cover to help hold in the warmth and reduce air to surface cooling due to wind. Sub freezing weather is expected this week so it will be interesting to see how low the water … Continue reading

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Plumbing failure – Winter clean out

It pays to check your plumbing circuits every now and then to make sure they can stand alone if necessary. Yesterday while cleaning the pond I turned off the line to the bio-filter and let the jets continue to circulate. … Continue reading

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My pond diagram – updated

Here is the latest diagram of my pond with new pipe layouts and UV added. Also updated valve locations and dimensions. The 3 way valve near the skimmer is usually open to both the skimmer and bottom drain in normal … Continue reading

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Pond UV – Jebao CW-55

I finally got around to purchasing a UV sterilizer despite the fact that the cooler weather has been effective in fighting algae. I had the opportunity recently to purchase a 120 watt UV sterilizer at near half price of $700, … Continue reading

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More pond makeovers

I took a couple of days off of work so I could finish my pond makeover before the cold weather sets in. I trenched the intake pipes and reduced the two pipes to one going into the pump. I also … Continue reading

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