Nov 27, 2001, 6:09 PM
Post #133 of 312
High Nitrates Level? Try This!
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I really feel for you when i read that all your kois died, save for one. It happens to me some time back when my tank full of goldfishes (about 20 of them) died overnight. I still feel sad when i think of the incident. Nevertheless, pick up from where you are now, learn from your mistake and look forward. Have a never say died attitude and you will be there. You are in, what we call 'pay school fees' period.
Ok, the volume of your pond is 75 cubic ft, which equal to 561 gallons. Having 5' to 6' deep pond is recommended if you want to have 'Jumbo', otherwise, 2.5' is Ok, you can rear beautiful kois is this pond too.
As for now, my advise is get your water condition correct first before you start buying new kois. Use you current koi as a 'tester' fish. Complete your TT and get all the necessary test kit. Check your water regularly (2 days once) and when you get a constantly good readings for about a week, you may start to hunt for kois. By the time you complete quarantine those kois, your pond is in the condition to have them. However, please do not add too many kois at one go, your filter may not accept it, my advise is 2 kois per fortnight.
Lastly, yes, i think your kois may died due to chlorine, as cholrine content in Malaysia tapwater is quite high (for koi that is). So take this opportunity to educate whoever may be concerned. (steady lah guru [biggrin])
Good Luck and I'm sure you will have a very beautiful pond with much admired living jewel. (Jealous...... [biggrin])