Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 18:31
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Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 13:12
In our wonderful hobby – koi keeping – we all tend to fall into a deadly trap, the trap of over stocking our ponds. Koi keepers often keep every koi they buy for as long as possible. Often the quality deteriorates but we still keep them and they keep on growing.
One of the fundamental principles of good koi keeping is good water quality. Look after the water and the water will look after your koi. As we add koi so the pond environment deteriorates as koi are continually feeding and growing. This in turn means that the oxygen is continually extracted from the water and toxic ammonia is added. Consequently the number of koi that can be safely kept in a koi pond (given volume of water) is limited.
Water has a limited koi carrying capacity. The oxygen that is dissolved into pond water being one of the main considerations for life is limited. Further as koi excrete toxic ammonia directly into the water there are limits as to the amount of ammonia koi can tolerate in a given volume of water – even with filtration.
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Published on Thursday, 16 April 2009 21:31
About 8 - 10 years ago I really battled to get good growth out of my koi collection. The reason? - The high cost
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Published on Thursday, 18 November 2010 21:34
There seems to be only one side to koi keeping - a serious side. The days of fun and humour in the hobby seem to have escaped us. Therefore, I would also like to add to the situation - the HEAVY side of koi keeping or HSOKK for short. We should never take our hobby too lightly. There is a very serious side to koi keeping - long unpronounceable Japanese names, blood lines, future potential and the often used "oh no, no what have you done" look when you describe your filter system to some one who has other ideas. Slapping of the forehead or placing the hands over the mouth or raising the eyebrows whilst whistling between the teeth often accompanies the “ONNWHYD” - oh,no,no what have you done - look. False teeth can be detected by a gentle rattling that accompanies the whistle. Cavities in the teeth create a melodious soft echo reminiscent of a dolphin’s mating call.
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Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 15:13
Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2009 10:04