Category Archives: Wandering

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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Koi pond at National Zoo

The National Zoo in Washington DC has a Koi pond. No show winners but it is always nice to see them in public spaces. I do not have any pictures of it, but found this video on you tube. Koi … Continue reading

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Books – Live Jewels

Added another book to my now growing collection. Live Jewels – General Survey of Fancy Carp by Masayuki Amano. Published 1968. It is written mostly in Japanese with some english translation. It is a great overview of koi history, development … Continue reading

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Books – Koi2Kichi

I just received a copy of Koi2Kichi and Koi Crazy by Peter Waddington. Peter is a leading authority on Koi in England. His initial book published in 1995 was, and still is the bible for most serious koi keepers. It … Continue reading

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Mechanical Filter in a planter

In thinking about various was to improve the mechanical filtration of my pond and to reduce debris entering my bio filter I have been thinking about various ways to strain the waste. Since my bottom drain is a retro fit … 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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More reading for you koi enthusiasts out there

I have added a few new links to the right under More Blogs for those of you who are seeking more resources on ponds and koi. ThemThereKoyas is a great forum and resource offering many different view points on Pond … Continue reading

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Reading – The World of Koi – Mini encyclopedia

I spent a rainy Sunday afternoon at the library and quickly read though a copy of “The World of Koi” written by Nick Fletcher, Tony Pitham, and Keith Holmes. Though the book was written in 2005, most of the information … Continue reading

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Simple expandable mechanical filter

In seraching for a basic mechanical filter I keep seeing water garden filters that might work for a koi pond but their openings are too small or they are too small to handle the 3600GPH flow I am circulating. So … Continue reading

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Rotary Drum Filtration

In my usual web surfing I came across a couple of discussions about Rotary Drum filters. A RDF is primarily a mechanical filter that uses a rotating screen to remove small and large particles from the water as it passes … Continue reading

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