Category Archives: Pond Care

Why Algae Occurs and How to Get Rid Of It

It is the case that every spring, as temperatures rise and daylight hours increase, an algal bloom occurs in almost everyone’s koi pond.  Dreaded algal blooms, like green water that make koi disappear from view or unsightly string algae that … Continue reading






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Understanding the Biological Cycle of Your Koi Pond

The biological cycle is really better defined as the “nitrogen cycle” because primarily what pond keepers are concerned with is nitrogenous waste.  When it comes to elements, nitrogen is pretty common. In fact, it makes up almost 80% of our … Continue reading






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What are the ideal water conditions for healthy koi?

There will certainly be a lot of differing opinions on the best water conditions for koi but one thing remains constant: poor water quality leads to a host of other health problems that are certainly avoidable with proper care.  Because … Continue reading






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