01 September 2011

Affixing your Koi pond

Winter comes, and it will be the first winter that you pass with your pond Koi. Think of winter as a period down to your pond, as less events occur during the winter and then another time. However, there are special precautions that you must take before winter arrives, to ensure that your pond and fish to survive.

Clean Up - about take a weekend to go completely to your pond. In bulk Clean up and unwanted material in and around your pond. Inside of your pond, clean all sheets, slit and other background materials. Also, remove any plants or flowers that make not all winter. Around the pond, clean everything that can blow in your pond, as you are not likely in the opinion of these debris until the end of the winter. Take the time to ensure that as much debris is removed as possible will prevent potentially harmful bacteria and parasites in the future.

Stop feeding - you must remember to stop the power of your Koi during the winter. When the start of the fall and temperatures soar around 55 to 60 degrees, only eat once a day. Once the temperature drops below 50 degree for the first time, to stop completely for food. Even if the temperature exceeds 50 degrees, always crop the way to feed your fish. The majority of the Koi, when in good health and temperature is greater than 50 degrees, take at least four days to completely digest food. If feed you your fish at the end of food by mistake will not digest and eventually kill your fish. Not confuse you Koi as hungry when they open their mouth for you. This is more of a learned reflex and hunger. If you are concerned feed do not, do not forget that fish eat other things outside the food that you provide, especially if your pond contains a large amount of natural plant life. If they are all hungry and you are not feeding, they will fill in this regard.

Check Up - do you seasonal check all your equipment. This includes all of your your preventable drug store filtration system. Given that the majority of ponds in the world lie dormant during the winter, you are less likely to be able to find the products you need. Make sure your emergency kit is prepared and updated, which should include medication, bags, nets and your water testing kits.

Prepare for Cold Weather – prepare for cold weather by investing in the articles you need in the summer. Koi have stood at a constant temperature as low 39 degrees, and the temperatures slightly lower then 39 degrees, for short periods of time. When buying a heating appliance, remember what size you must adequately heat your pond during the winter of research, otherwise ice still form, causing potentially dangerous quantities of gases in water, due to it being trapped under the ice. In extreme events, it may be a good idea to have a tank of emergency within available.

Turn Off all Water Sources - in colder temperatures, your heater - will work hard to maintain a temperature of enough suitable water keep your live fish. If you have water features, such as constant waterfalls, streams and fountains movement, sure to turn them off during the winter. These characteristics will be made to circulate the water and constantly make new, and cold water in your pond. With these switched off, the only water that your heating system will be responsible for is standing water in your pond.