An Introduction To Indoor Koi Ponds
Koi ponds can really spruce up your backyard. But the reality is, not all of us can afford to have an outdoor koi pond. Maybe you just don’t have the yard space for an outdoor pond.
Or maybe you live in a place where koi predators abound and there’s just no easy and cost-effective way of keeping these predators away. Regardless of your reasons…
Opting for an indoor pond might be the perfect solution.
If you want to take care of koi but don’t want to shoulder the costs of maintaining an outdoor koi pond. That said, I’m here to introduce you to indoor koi ponds.
Why You Should Consider An Indoor Koi Pond
If you’re living in a temperate region with particularly cold winters, then having an indoor pond is certainly more cost-effective than installing a pond in your backyard.
Since an indoor koi pond is not exposed to the elements you don’t have to spend so much. Especially on things like heating mechanisms and similar equipment for the winter.
Also, since indoor ponds tend to be smaller, they’re a lot easier to clean. It’s also easier to keep track of your koi fish and to monitor their health.
Finally, having an indoor koi pond means you don’t have to worry about common koi fish predators.
And the BONUS – No need to spend money on installations designed to keep koi predators away!
Happy days, right?!
What You Should Keep In Mind When Considering An Indoor Koi Pond
Of course we can’t talk about indoor koi ponds without going into the crucial aspects of maintenance.
Here are some things which you should keep in mind:
Not only will this bring out the beautiful colors of your koi fish, but it will also keep the aquatic plants in your pond healthy.
That said, consider constructing your indoor koi pond near a window or a sliding glass door.
The surface of the water in your koi pond should not be the same level as the edge of the pond.
It’s not uncommon for koi fish to jump out of the water.
So it’s best to make sure that there is at least a 6-inch gap between the surface of the water and the edge of the indoor koi pond.
Consider The Size Of Your Indoor Koi Pond
Koi fish need plenty of space to grow and swim in. This is key to their health and wellbeing as well as making it easier for you to manage overall.
So definitely consider this when constructing your indoor koi pond. If you don’t have the indoor space to construct a big pond…
Limit the number of koi fish in your koi pond so you don’t overcrowd them.
Consider The Humidity
Having an indoor pond will certainly add to the humidity in your home. While this might actually be good during the cold months.
It can be pretty uncomfortable when the weather changes. If the humidity is too much for you…
Install a ceiling fan or a dehumidifier to disperse the extra moisture.
And there you have it – an introduction to indoor koi ponds.
Good luck constructing your indoor koi pond!
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