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The Importance of a Koi Quarantine Tank

When you buy your new koi, you probably absolutely cannot wait to introduce them to your pond. Getting to watch these vibrant, beautiful fish swim and interact with their enclosure is an incredible experience and makes all of the hard work of maintaining your pond completely worth it. Still, there are a few things you must do before introducing your koi to the rest of your population or even your empty pond. One of these steps is to quarantine your fish for a period to make sure they are healthy. Let’s go over what makes using a koi quarantine tank

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keeping koi carp in a tank

The Best Options for Keeping Koi Carp in a Tank

When you begin to look into keeping koi, you will probably quickly learn that despite being sold at the same size as common goldfish in most pet stores, koi carp can be massive. These fish routinely get larger than three feet in length and can live to be well over fifty years old, making them quite the investment in both the aspects of time and money. Due to this, many people choose to keep their fish in expansive ponds but, fortunately for those who have less space or want an indoor option, there are some tanks that are suitable for

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outdoor koi tank

The Benefits of Having an Outdoor Koi Tank

There is something so incredibly calming and beautiful about strolling around a koi pond. It is almost like they emit a peaceful aura, soothing the soul as you stare into the depths and watch the fish move about in their naturalistic home. Let’s discuss the legitimate benefits of having an outdoor koi tank or pond at your home and what it can do to change your life.  The Story of the Koi There are a lot of stories and myths surrounding koi fish and what makes them so significant to humans. People get tattoos of koi, paint them, sculpt them,

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The Basics of Koi Fish Tanks

The Basics of Koi Fish Tanks

When keeping koi fish, sometimes it is not reasonable to plan out an entire pond due to space, money, or time constraints. Ponds take a massive amount of work and can be tricky. Due to this, some people prefer tanks. While hotly debated, there are some things you can do to ensure your koi are happy and healthy in their indoor home. Here are some tips and tricks for raising healthy, happy koi right inside your own home in your well-equipped koi fish tank. Minimum Requirements The most important thing to remember when keeping koi indoors is that they require

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How Do You Read a Koi Pond Filter System Diagram_

How Do You Read a Koi Pond Filter System Diagram?

Filtration is one of the most vital things to consider when setting up your koi pond or any fish-holding area, in general. Fish require oxygenation and are susceptible to overexposure to various chemicals within their water, including things like ammonia and other chemicals that come from their waste and uneaten food. This toxicity can result in permanent damage to your fish or even death, making filtration very important to consider if you want to keep your fish healthy, happy, and well taken care of. Filtration can be a pain, sometimes, as it can be a very complex system depending on

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How to Set Up an Indoor Koi Fish Tank

How to Set Up an Indoor Koi Fish Tank

When setting up an indoor koi fish tank, there are several steps that must be taken in order to ensure that your fish will be healthy and comfortable for the duration of their indoor stay. Let’s take a look at what you need to do to create a happy, safe space for your koi fish! The Basics of Indoor Koi Fish Tanks To begin setting up your tank, there are a few very basic things you need to understand about koi care. For starters, koi carp get very large. In fact, they can even reach lengths of three feet or

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How to Prepare Koi Carp Holding Tanks

How to Prepare Koi Carp Holding Tanks

Koi are large fish that generally do well in large pond style enclosures. Due to this, keeping adult koi in a tank is largely believed to be unethical and cruel. Still, having a prepared tank on hand to act as a holding or quarantine tank is still a good idea in case any mishaps occur or you decide to purchase new koi. Let’s go over how to set up koi carp holding tanks and what significance they hold in the overall health of your koi fish. Why Have a Holding Tank for Koi? If your koi are happily swimming in

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How to Construct An Indoor Koi Tank

How to Construct an Indoor Koi Tank

If you have done your research, you are probably well aware that keeping koi longterm in a traditional fish tank is not the best idea.  Koi are large, beautiful fish who require a lot of space to move about.  They can get over three feet in length and live more than fifty years!  These fish are truly a commitment. If you still want an indoor enclosure, let’s discuss the steps you can take to build a suitable indoor koi tank! Why House Koi Indoors? As you probably know, koi are typically housed outdoors.  They do well in large ponds with

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5 Fiberglass Koi Tank Options

5 Fiberglass Koi Tank Options

When setting up a koi pond, there are plenty of tips and tricks that can help make the process easier.  Still, all of the fuss and mess that comes with creating an inground pond can be a lot of effort and take quite a bit of time.  If you are looking for something above ground that will do the trick until your pond is ready, here are a few fiberglass koi tanks that will work until your full pond is all set! Why A Fiberglass Koi Tank? Fiberglass is a flexible, moldable medium that can be applied to most ponds

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Koi Holding Tanks

Koi Holding Tanks

Koi Holding Tanks Holding tanks, also known as quarantine tanks, are used to keep fish outside of their pond for a brief period of time. When done properly, using holding tanks can make a massive difference in the overall health of your tank and help prevent the spread of disease or increased stress. Let’s look at the how, why, and when of koi holding tanks and how to properly set up and maintain one! SC Aquariums 150 Gallon Starfire Glass Aquarium 60x24x24 12mm Eurobraced with Built-in Overflow Box This really is a great tank for it’s size and build you

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