What items to have in case of emergency?

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So it's been a stressful week on Garden Pond Forum, but the silver lining is that it is also educational. Sad to learn from others hardships. My pond is getting hooked up Monday and should be pumping mid week. I'd like to know what you all keep on hand. What should my "Pond Medicine Cabinet have in it" or "supply closet" have in it? My pond will be about 1000 gal (won't know until I fill all the way), skimmer with 2100 gph pump in back of it feeding to falls box.

I have 1 koi, 2 shubs, and 2 gold fish that I have had inside for 1 year now and honestly am nervous about putting my babies outside. I know they are safe and healthy in my tanks!!!

I already have a Master Liquid Test Kit from my local Pond supply store.
Declorinator for my city water. I hope it storms after the heat wave that is supposed to hit Michigan next week!!
bio balls, other plastic squiggly bio matter, filter pads, net in skimmer box,
aerator with 2 tubes, 1 into falls box other into pond bottom.
small adjustable pump to put in the deepest (3') to circulate
underwater lights, Awesome granite frog spitter what we won from GREAT LAKES POND SCAPES!!!
indoor QT tank, various sized nets, currently looking for a screaming deal on a pond vac.

What of meds? Does the medicated fish food have a short shelf life? Liquid Peat for fungus, thanks Colleen.
Favorite Books?

Anything you wouldn't be without a staple?
Thanks in advanced, I'm close to chewing on my fingers I'm so nervous.
 
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So it's been a stressful week on Garden Pond Forum, but the silver lining is that it is also educational. Sad to learn from others hardships. My pond is getting hooked up Monday and should be pumping mid week. I'd like to know what you all keep on hand. What should my "Pond Medicine Cabinet have in it" or "supply closet" have in it? My pond will be about 1000 gal (won't know until I fill all the way), skimmer with 2100 gph pump in back of it feeding to falls box.

I have 1 koi, 2 shubs, and 2 gold fish that I have had inside for 1 year now and honestly am nervous about putting my babies outside. I know they are safe and healthy in my tanks!!!

I already have a Master Liquid Test Kit from my local Pond supply store.
Declorinator for my city water. I hope it storms after the heat wave that is supposed to hit Michigan next week!!
bio balls, other plastic squiggly bio matter, filter pads, net in skimmer box,
aerator with 2 tubes, 1 into falls box other into pond bottom.
small adjustable pump to put in the deepest (3') to circulate
underwater lights, Awesome granite frog spitter what we won from GREAT LAKES POND SCAPES!!!
indoor QT tank, various sized nets, currently looking for a screaming deal on a pond vac.

What of meds? Does the medicated fish food have a short shelf life? Liquid Peat for fungus, thanks Colleen.
Favorite Books?

Anything you wouldn't be without a staple?
Thanks in advanced, I'm close to chewing on my fingers I'm so nervous.

Lisa weve put together a pretty mean first aid kit for our koi over the years :-

https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/first-aid-kit-for-koi.10492/

As to favorite books try our Library

https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/our-fish-koi-health-library-with-reviews-of-each-book.10498/

A tip for buying various treatments is to only buy the smaller bottle there being less in the way of wasteage , its a waste of time buying medicated fish food until you acctually have need of it .
Also you need to measure the water into your pond by using a water meter you only need do it the once but that then gives you a working knowlege of how much water you have in the pond which is vitally important when measuring out treatments and for how many gallons .
For instance we have a pond that is 1.000 gallons imperial and that is an exact measurement
Buy a sock net and a 22" pan net , the trick is to guide the fish to the surface with the 22" pan net not touching the koi at any stage until you can guide the fish into a benching bowl which is another thing you'll need then you scoop them up head first in the sock net to bag for shows etc.
Your going to have to learn to anethatize fish :-

https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/anesthetics-and-the-various-stages-of.11003/

Also your going to need to know how to do scrapes and use a microscope :-

https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/microscopes-and-scrapes.11108/

Dave
 
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Lisa weve put together a pretty mean first aid kit for our koi over the years :-

https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/first-aid-kit-for-koi.10492/

As to favorite books try our Library

https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/our-fish-koi-health-library-with-reviews-of-each-book.10498/

A tip for buying various treatments is to only buy the smaller bottle there being less in the way of wasteage , its a waste of time buying medicated fish food until you acctually have need of it .
Also you need to measure the water into your pond by using a water meter you only need do it the once but that then gives you a working knowlege of how much water you have in the pond which is vitally important when measuring out treatments and for how many gallons .
For instance we have a pond that is 1.000 gallons imperial and that is an exact measurement
Buy a sock net and a 22" pan net , the trick is to guide the fish to the surface with the 22" pan net not touching the koi at any stage until you can guide the fish into a benching bowl which is another thing you'll need then you scoop them up head first in the sock net to bag for shows etc.
Your going to have to learn to anethatize fish :-

https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/anesthetics-and-the-various-stages-of.11003/

Also your going to need to know how to do scrapes and use a microscope :-

https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/microscopes-and-scrapes.11108/

Dave
Wow!! O.k. I can do this but it may take some gathering. I can't even imagine anesthetizing a fish like that!!! But this is what I was looking for, I need to have stuff that I would never think of having on hand. I assume you buy most stuff via the internet? I'm pretty handy and searching and finding.
 
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I noticed the Koi titles on your book but assume it is good for all fish? I don't plan on having more then 1 so I don't have the stress on my pond.
 
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I noticed the Koi titles on your book but assume it is good for all fish? I don't plan on having more then 1 so I don't have the stress on my pond.
These are all my non koi fish books :-
Goldfish & Koi in your home ISBN 0866220410.Dr H R Axelrod, William Vorderwinkler
Fish and their behaviour ISBN 3923880197. Günter KH Zupac.
The Manual of Fish Health ISBN 0861013869. Dr Chris Andrews Adrian Exell, Dr Neville Carrington.
Revised and Expanded Textbook of Fish Health ISBN 086624912 Dr George Post.
Hand Book of Fish Diseases (All Fish) ISBN 0866227032. Dieter Untergasser.
Fancy Goldfish "A complete guide to care and collecting" ISBN 1859749577 Dr Erik L Johnson DVM Richard E Hess Photography by Tred Rozenweig
Book of Water Gardens ISBN 0866226621 John Dawes*
Water Gardens in a Weekend ISBN 060060697X Peter Robinson
As to the first aid kit yes bits are specialist equipment but much of it is made up from household items .
My Microscope was found and bought in a charity shop and you can buy propolis for finishing wounds. and oil of cloves used in anethatizing fish from your local; health food store, the digital scales came from my local head shop .
Syringes many were given me during my many visits to hosspital with Val or myself, the syringes with needles from a mate who is a type one diabetic and the sharpes box came from Val's operation earlier in the year , you then look at the household items try imagine if they would have a use with fish if they do put them in your kit .

Dave
 
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