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Once you’ve built the koi pond of your dreams, you can keep it looking good and requiring few repairs with some basic maintenance steps.
Each fish produces plenty of waste in the form of ammonia, which is then broken down by bacteria and oxygen into nitrites and then subsequently broken down into nitrates.
Proper pond liner selection is crucial for koi ponds. While many plants will grow in practically any kind of liner, fish are much more sensitive to chemicals that can leach out from specific flexible and rigid materials.
Now that you know the basics of sizing and designing a koi pond, there’s still a few factors to consider in your project.
If you’ve never had fish living in your yard or near your business, you may have never seen the many predators that love to snack on expensive koi.
You’re free to design a koi pond based around the available space in your backyard and then calculate how many fish will fit in that space.
Beyond the basics required for that koi to thrive, there are some optional pond features that are worth considering.
As you dive into the fun world of koi, you'll discover that with the proper tools to keep your pond clean and your koi healthy, these fish can be your companions for 20 years or longer.