Koi laying on his side

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    Makes sense... I do have loose stone/gravel in the streams. the whole bottom is gravel. I don't have an extra filter pad but can pick on up tomorrow at the store. There are two in bio-fall, so I think I can use one and just replace with a new one. I'm assuming that won't be an issue as long as I keep on old one still in there?
     
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    I presume you're not gonna hear the tub and it will be in an I heated basement or garage. If that's the case then you need a thermostat and watch the water temperature. Feeding and filter is based on that. If your water goes below 50, then minimal feeding and filter is needed... just don't allow it to get too cold like the outside else you'll have the same problem.
     
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    Thanks for the canister info Ruben. online shopping now. I did have an extra aquascape air pump with two stone bubblers that I put in the tank. So at least getting some good air until I get the filtration canister. You've all been great and I really appreciate the "newbie" help. rob
     
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    Hi Faebinder... The tub is in my garage that's kept between 50-55F. I'll make sure to keep an eye on the temp. Now that you mentioned food... I'm assuming I should try to feed a bit since they're in temps at or slightly above 50F now?? I'll try a little wheatgerm based tomorrow. right now I think they're a little stressed with all the change.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about feeding them right now, just get them settled into the new set up.
     
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    Right that's what I would do, after they settle feed once a day wheat germ based food while 50-55.
     
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    remember go by water temps and not the temp. in the garage .My temps. here swing up and down like a yoyo ,but so far no problems .I have gone from 28 degrees at night to 70degrees during the day .I hope they are OK
     
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    Hi sissy, Yep, I do have a thermometer in the tank for water temp. Just checked on how their first night went. they look really good, water temp is exactly 50F. Ordered a canister filter and hopefully have that in place by Saturday. I'm assuming I should be OK with just the two bubbler stones until then??
     
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    remember with your canister filter to flush it often and to keep ammonia down you can use zeolite .That will be your biggest worry .I always keep some in my filters in my pond
     
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    I never used Zeolite. first I've heard of it. Do you use in a media bag in the canister or just mix powder in water when levels come up? Sorry, still learning.
     
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