KOI PONDS THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
WHAT IS THE BEST SHAPE FOR A KOI POND?
When choosing a fishpond, you do not want any sharp corners, the best option should be flowing and shaped with rounded corners. This is all down to filtering and oxygenating the fishpond water. RotoTank™ has taken this into account with the design of our Koi Pond.
HOW BIG OF A POND DO YOU NEED FOR KOI?
The pond size for Koi Fish Should be a minimum of 3785 litres and at least three feet deep.
RotoTank™ design allows for a comfortable 5000litres.
WHY IS THE SIZE SO IMPORTANT?
Koi fish need ample space the more the space the more your Koi will grow and thrive, the more space the more optimal for breeding.
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED FOR A KOI POND?
Always use filters, pumps, skimmers, and aerators to ensure that your koi fish are healthy and happy. With time, you will have a beautiful pond that you can enjoy by friends and family for years to come.
CAN KOI FISH LIVE IN CLEAN WATER?
Unlike some fish who need optimal water quality at all times, koi fish can survive in water that is not clean. However, it is an innovative idea to clean your tank and remove a little water every few weeks, so your fish do not get sick. Make sure to remove and clean the filter every 3 to 5 weeks.
SHOULD PONDS BE IN THE SUN OR SHADE?
It is advisable to position a RotoTank™ koi pond in a sunny spot. You can, however, site your pond in an area that is in shade for part of the day or sits in dappled shade. It is not a clever idea to put your pond in a very shady area, as it will become stagnant. Your Koi require plants that supply oxygen to the water, these plants will need sunlight.
IS RAINWATER GOOD FOR MY KOI POND?
Rain can be beneficial to your pond by providing a free, soft water supply that does not have chemicals like chlorine or chloramine.
After a Heavy rainfall make sure to remove leaves, twigs or any other debris that made its way into your Koi Pond, this will reduce the possibility of algae growth.
WHY DOES MY POND TURN GREEN AFTER RAIN?
Algae. Rainwater and runoff can also introduce nitrates into your pond water. And this is Food for hungry algae. You might find that you get a quick bout of green water after a rain as your pond water starts to filter out the excess nitrates and other nutrients that the rain has brought in.
HOW DO I STOP MY POND GOING GREEN?
Tricks to Prevent Green Pond Water
1. Keep a Good Number of Fish.
2. Do not Overfeed Your Fish.
3. Provide a little Shade.
4. Use Beneficial Bacteria.
5. Keep the Pond Aerated.
6. Add Plants.
DOES RAIN ADD OXYGEN TO A POND?
Simply, yes; rain will contribute oxygen to a pond. Rainwater is a helpful source of the dissolved oxygen your pond needs to thrive. It is also (usually) a clean and natural water source that can be confidently added to your pond water, due to the absence of harmful substances like chlorine.
WHY DOES MY KOI FISH STAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POND?
Water quality, pH levels, or oxygen levels changing can be the cause of your koi fish always hiding. … This is especially true for the summer when water holds less dissolved oxygen. Without the right levels of dissolved oxygen, your fish can start having health problems. You can easily add artificial aeration if needed.04 Nov 2019
HOW OFTEN DO YOU CLEAN A FISHPOND OUT?
It is not a clever idea to clean them more than once a year, and less than once every three to five is even better. If you keep the pond clean throughout the year by using nets to prevent leaf accumulation and removing plant debris as it begins to wilt, you will need to clean less often.
HOW DO I CLEAN THE BOTTOM OF MY POND?
Gently sweep any debris and algae towards your bottom drain 2 or 3 times a week. If you do not have a bottom drain, use a pond vacuum to suck up all the debris after it settles post-sweep. Be careful with liners not to scrub too vigorously or else you may rip a hole!
HOW DO I KEEP MY KOI POND CRYSTAL CLEAR?
Beneficial bacteria living in the biological filter and throughout the rocks and gravel in the pond are another key component to achieving clear water and reducing pond maintenance. The bacteria, like aquatic plants consume excess nutrients, but are also capable of breaking down organic debris.
TOPPING UP YOUR KOI POND WITH A VERTICAL TANK
To keep your Koi Pond always topped up with clean water, a fantastic addition to your set up is a RotoTank ™ vertical 500lt Water Tank, it can be set up as a reservoir tank to keep your water clean and healthy.