Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A lesson in Koi

Hello out there! I've been so busy. Working on revamping a Koi pond. FUN. I will admit I was not thrilled when faced with the task of helping revamp and save a swampy haphazard koi pond. But, I looked at it, took a few pictures then did the research. It has been a work in progress and I have more to learn but it is coming along. Here are a few pics of the progress.

Is there a backyard project you are tackling that you weren't excited about? How is it turning out?



You couldn't really tell from the before picture but there was a medium sized Japanese Maple at the top, we removed it and transplanted it to a new spot in the yard. The Koi were then captured and put in a 5 gal bucket while we drained the pond and scrubbed and cleaned. Cleaned the Filter and put new filtering material in place. After that we rearranged the flagstone and rocks, added soil to the small planter spaces and added a Koi Fountain to the top of the water fall area. After 24 hours of running the filter it was time to reintroduce the Koi and add new plants. It's been 2 weeks and everything is going well. Next step is to introduce 2 new Koi and to add a larger filter. Don't you love to see progress.

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