Koi pond! Really confused.


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What type of plants can I plant there? it is only around 2" deep some areas 3" or 4"?
Almost any plants will fight to survive With the roots in the water you can mound the soil up around the roots to what ever depth you need
 
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id plant it in pea stone so it only gets nutrients from the water
 
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Should I use pond salt in my pond?
Why do you want to use salt in your pond? Are you having a health/parasite issue with your fish? Salt used to be the 'go to' treatment whenever things went awry in a pond, but in recent years, it's not recommended as highly as it used to be. If you have an individual fish that needs treatment - isolate & treat that fish. For the pond as a whole? It's better to identify the problem & treat for specific organisms.
 
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A very light dose will not hurt to much as all life has some salt but I do not run salt.. it can also kill everything from the fish to bacteria and microbes.
 
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reason asking is , I ordered 7 small Koi , 1 died nearly 48 hours later after receiving, then about 1 week later a 2nd died and now almost 2 and half weeks in I am seeing a 3rd one not doing so well. The weird part is the 2nd and 3rd have almost the same systomps which is not moving much, not eating, staying more towards the top of the pond. I took them out twice , gave them a salt bath and still the same. I dont see any pine coning effect, I checked my water parameters all good. Ive been doing around 15-20% water changes once a week, I dose with prime and I also use bacteria in a bottle.
 
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The 3rd Koi displaying the same symptoms is died. I also noticed that My Koi that were white in color are looking more pinky/beige is this normal?
 
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I am also starting to get a lot of hair algea? any ideas on how to fix that? I have a 9 Watt Uv , I just ordered a 18 Watt Uv since my canister filter can only hold 2 Uvs light inside. I have a few plants, should I purchase many more to help out?
 
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It looks like you don't have a berm / build up around the pond. Run off from rains and coming across from the neighbors can be a big problem .

It is also a newer pond?
Has it had time to mature?
 
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It looks like you don't have a berm / build up around the pond. Run off from rains and coming across from the neighbors can be a big problem .

It is also a newer pond?
Has it had time to mature?

It has only been running for around 1 month.

A berm? I dont think so, I also noticed when it rains the water gets very brownish looking.
 
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It has only be running for around 1 month.

A berm? I dont think so, I also noticed when it rains the water gets very I think it is mostly from the

I think it is mostly from the river stones and large rocks I put around, the rain is cleaning them into the pond.
 
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Possibly but more than likely the rain once on the ground is making its way to the pond a bad thing algae will be out of control and ulcers car be common place.
 
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Possibly but more than likely the rain once on the ground is making its way to the pond a bad thing algae will be out of control and ulcers car be common place.
When you say a berm what exactly do you mean? The pond has the liner that is covered with river stones around the whole pond, then about 8" I have large rocks that are covered in water by around 3"to 4". Sorta like this exact picture

Where the grass is , I technically have river stones and then grass.
 

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When you say a berm what exactly do you mean?

The idea is to make sure that the top edge of your liner is higher than the surrounding dirt/grass at all points around the perimeter of your pond. A berm can also be made behind the liner to stop water on the ground from getting closer to the pond several feet before the edge of the pond.


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