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winter pond preparations

Winter Pond Preparations

Ponds in areas that can reach freezing temperatures need special attention to ensure any fish can survive the winter. If this is your customer’s first winter with their beautiful koi pond, they need to know that there are some changes in the pond that cannot be avoided as the fall season heads into winter. In …

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How Many Koi Can I Have in a Pond?

This seemingly simple question is actually very complicated. Based on size and design, each ecosystem must have its own distinct fish load, water flow rates, oxygen levels, filtration system, the number of aquatic plants, the types of plants involved, feeding schedules, food types, the frequency of water changes and ratios… and the list goes on. …

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Koi Diah

Why Koi Fish Die and How to Help Them

SPONSORED CONTENT Koi fish do not always die from parasites, worms, or disease. In fact, one might be surprised to know what one of the leading causes of koi fish death is. This might seem like something small at face-value, but the reality is that stress is a major perpetrator in what may end up …

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Koi Pond Renovation & Rescue

Apple Ponds & Water Features completes large-scale koi pond renovation A potential client called one evening and stated that her pond was leaking water. Approximately 1,000 gallons of the 5,500 gallons that originally had been delivered into the pond were lost. There was limited information on what causing the leak, who installed the products, what …

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Varieties of Robed Koi

Koromo or ‘Robed Koi’ Dazzles Collectors

Language of Koi The Koromo or Robed Koi is a fairly new variety. Developed between 1945 – 1950 in Japan, the variety emerged as a by-product of Goshiki breeding. Both varieties, Koromo and Goshiki, are grouped together for judging purposes and compete against each other at most koi shows. Koromo are white, non-metallic koi having …

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Kent Wallace Road to Innovation

Pond Product Evolution … the Road to Innovation

Publisher’s Note: A previous version of this article was originally published in January 2020 . Kent Wallace has updated the original piece with additional information and photos. Enjoy this “updated flashback!” After over 20 years in this industry, I have found that many products manufactured for pond construction are just new versions of components and …

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