Koi Fishpond Spring Clean-Up Part 2

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Koi fishpond spring clean-up part two is today’s video. I will take you through the 2nd part of the necessary steps for getting your koi and goldfish pond going in the spring.

And if you missed it, click here to watch PART ONE.

The two largest areas of concern for your backyard pond will be to get your pond’s pump and filter up and running again. As well as getting that murky green water looking clean and healthy for your koi and goldfish to enjoy.

Algae Concerns

The green stuff is always a big problem for pond owners.  But Algae is not sign of an unhealthy pond necessarily.  In fact, it proves there are certain nutrients in the water.

Some algae is a good thing. Fish and other aquatic life will consume some of the algae but too much of the green stuff becomes a major eyesore for those who want to be able to see the fish in the pond.

One natural way to combat the ‘pea green’ looking algae is to add something else that also wants the same nutrients.  And this would be plants.  The more plants that cover the surface of your pond, the less sunlight that can get through to the algae.  These plants, like lilies, water lettuce and water hyacinths, will consume in the same nutrients in the water.

You will learn the step-by-step process I use for my koi fishpond spring clean-up.

Part one of these 2 videos shows you a 4-stage filter system and how to set it up. It includes a vortex barrel, a bag of bio-balls that collect good bacteria and a series of filter pads (which vary in density). And finally an ultraviolet light chamber which burns off the planktonic algae.

At the end of this video, you will see examples of how clear your water should be.  And this after just a relatively short period of time using a UV sterilizer filtration system.

Camera and Video Recording Gear I use in to make my pond videos:

Canon XA30 Professional Camcorder   

Nikon D7000 DSLR   

Zoom H5 Audio Recorder  

Sennheiser EW 100 Wireless Microphone   

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