Nov 20, 2001, 2:44 AM
Post #118 of 312
Hi again, thanks for the interest on my pond. Actually i have been on the wrong side of the road all along. The pond size is if i am not mistaken around 800 gal(i am not sure, i used to just roughly guess, sounds uncaring rite? but i never knew all these things and can say that i am a junior coz of my age?;18). Let me get a more accurate number by this wednesday. I have been keeping koi in this pond since it was build, but i dont think it is build suitable for koi. How i remove the dirt?(manually la of course)i`ve been thinking of getting a vacuum but could not find a good one, any one knows any shop near klang or damansara that sells one? the filter? 3 ft * 7 ft * depth??. after changing to green mattings, cleaning and maintaining the filters are quite easy. based on what i saw the koi`s are healthy and aggressive. except that 2 of them (around 12-14cm) will scratch their bodies(i dont know how to describe it) to the ponds wall. Is that normal or they got some parasites on them or something? about the water parameters honestly saying i never have checked before and dont even know it is necessary until i did a research on the net early october this year.i will go get a test kit by this week. till then here is another question, about the aeration of the pond. is it a must, what does it do/help the koi`s, i dont use it and my koi looks fine(looks only, i dont know how they feel) and without an aeration pump will it distress the fishes?
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p/s: i felt so bad talking about my pond since i knew all these things, felt as if i wasn`t doing enough for my koi`s. i can say it is not properly set up in terms of water quality,filter,pond condition and so on. thanks so much and please advice..
one more thing, now i knew why my uncle`s kohaku died(not one but three), his pond is also poorly maintained. I guess he never checks the water parameters as well. Shame on him coz having a swimming pool he should have the experience and knowledge of it.