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A koi pond is a great addition to any garden or backyard space. While fairly simple to maintain, there are a few supplies you will need to keep your pond in the best condition it can be in. Here are five koi pond supplies to make maintaining your pond easier.
1. Chemical Testing Kit
The key to keeping a koi pond in great condition is to monitor the quality of the water. You can pick up a chemical test kit at your local pet store. Test your water at least once a week to make sure everything is balanced. These kits come with directions so you can tell if the water is in balance or you need to add chemicals to it.
A skimmer is a great way to keep your koi pond clean. Skimmers can be used to keep the pond free of leaves and other debris and they are great to have in a pond because they can prevent you from having to use a net to dip these things out of the water. With this in mind, it is still a good idea to have a net nearby in case larger debris gets into your pond. Pond vacuums are another solution for removing debris in your pond.
Lights you can submerge in the water are a unique feature that can be beneficial for the overall aesthetic of your pond. Installing lights can help you keep an eye on your koi fish even after dark and spot debris that has accumulated in the pond. You can pick the color of the lights to coordinate with your outdoor decorations.
4. Tank for Storing Fish When Cleaning the Pond
You will need an additional fish tank to keep your fish safe any time you want to clean your pond. Make sure the fish tank is big enough to hold all of your fish, but remember it does not need to be huge because they will only be in there for a short time. Pick up a telescopic net to scoop your fish out with as well. Look for something made with soft material so it is not harsh on the fish.
5. Bottom Drain
If you are still in the stages of planning the design of your koi pond, make sure to include a bottom drain, which will make it easy to drain the pond if you need to. Drainage is a step a lot of people forget about when planning a pond, but it is essential to keeping the pond clean and functioning properly.
If you need high-quality equipment for your koi pond or indoor fish aquarium, reach out to Aquatic Warehouse. We offer a wide array of affordable fish tank and pond supplies. Visit our website or give us a call at 858-467-9297.