This issue of PondStuff was prepared especially for Brett
We've got lots of great pictures for you this month, and several
very interesting articles...
This month's issue is primarily aimed at our koi pond
keepers, although there is something valuable for everybody!
Converting a Sand Filter to a Bead Filter (Pictorial)
It is a common misconception that 'Sand filters' will
work just fine in ponds, and many landscapers and pond
builders will install these on ponds, because they just
don't know any better.
But a sand filter is just about the WORST kind of
filter for a pond...
There are many reasons, but basically a sand filter
is designed to 'polish' the relatively clean and
waste-free water in a swimming pool.
These work great in pools, but are not designed to
effectively filter water with organic waste (fish poop)
and other suspended solids in the water.
Continue Reading... »
Fish Emergency (Part II)
In last month's newsletter, we covered how to diagnose
and treat pond water quality problems, specifically
This month, we're going to show you the best way to
treat and cure a bacterial infection in Koi and large
From time to time, just about every koi pond or water
garden owner will have to deal with some sort of
infection, either parasitic or bacterial...
During six years of owning and running a water garden
center, and dealing with hundreds of fish in various
water quality conditions, I saw my share of bacterial
outbreaks in fish.
Fish Emergency Part II (Cont...) »
Pond Tour (Great Pictures)
I meant to share these earlier last year, but just came
across them again in my files.
Here are some great pictures of some beautiful fish
at a recent Koi Club Meeting, which was held at the home
of our chapter president of the Tropical KOI Club of
South Florida, Charles Lewis.
Charles has been keeping koi for a long time, and is
a very knowledgeable koi keeper, with some amazing fish
Everyone at the koi club meeting really enjoyed
seeing these amazing fish, and also the swimming pool
size koi pond they were swimming around in...
Take the Tour (Pictures)... »
**Past Issues of PondStuff!**
Why not take advantage of this 'quiet' time during the
off season to catch up on your pond reading...
Remember, we've archived all past newsletter articles
for your convenience, which you can view online whenever
you want, day or night!
We've got tons of useful articles covering everything
from Summer Pond Tips to Wildlife in Winter Ponds...
Click on the link below to start catching up on your
pond education, so you'll be ready for pond season this
Click here to access the 'Pond Article Archives'...
Many of you enjoyed our 'prank' on Friday, announcing
that a 20 foot koi had been spotted in Japan... menacing
local farmers and eating their cows!
Unless you hadn't figured that out yet - we were only
Although the inspiration from that story came
directly from the pages of our Japanese Garden Secrets
Apparently, we made mention that koi can 'often grow
as large as 20 feet long...' Perhaps this is a good time
to also announce that this was a typo.
Read about 20' KOI. Find the Typo Yourself...