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We had a major issue with a cracked filter and all the water completely drained out except about 3 or 4 in. I was able to put my 6 koi about 6 to 8 in long in a temporary tub with 20 gallons of old pond water and a pump to cycle water for oxygen. Question is how long will they last in tub? I am preparing a 150 gallon stock tank to keep them in until main tank is ready just added water and chemicals so it may be a few days before I can add fish to it. Just not sure if koi will be ok for few days until 150 is ready
 
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6 koi in 20 gallons? I think I'd take the chance and move them to the 150 gallon stock tank as soon as possible. I'm glad you were able to get to them before the water was all gone!
 

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They will foul that water real fast.
 
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They will foul that water real fast.
Yes that is my fear. I am trying to move then to bigger space a quickly as possible but just water and neutralize and I know I need to wait at least 72 hours before I can move them u till main pond is ready
 
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I added heavy metal neutralizer for chlorine and such in tap water. Bottle said 72 hours before adding fish
 

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I see. You might want to get a dechlorinator that doesn't require a wait period in case you have a water loss again. I use Vanish- dry powder, just dump in measured amount while adding water. Prime is a brand that is used a lot as well.
 
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I would buy some Prime and refill the stock tank and move the fish into it, with aeration.
 

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