Disapointed 😦


Okay, so had two of my older fish, shubumkins in the QT for almost 2 months, and I’m really disappointed in it’s filter system.

It has an Oase pump through to the trickle tower, matting and then K1 and that liquathaqua, sorry can’t spell it right. But in those two months, none of the solid waste has been picked up from the pond !! I’m disgusted with it, because it just isn’t clean enough. Even with hooering it, and cleaning every week. I’m really after some thoughts as to what else I can do. Should I put in my other pump. I have a 1300 perfect, and make another filter, hopefully one which can filter out the solids? I’m also unsure on how to go about building it and where? How big? The QT is only 750 gallon, and maybe I should swap the oase for the perfect because it’s larger, and have the smaller one on the second filter?

I’m just so unsure. Had to pop the other fish in the big pond today, because I felt so sorry for them, had to empty it totally and put in fresh water, now I need some small fish to put in and get it back to speed, but I don’t want them in a pond which is dangerous.

On the up side. I bought three new additions to the large pond, although really small. I’m scared there going to end up down the bottom drain. I think they’ll be beauties when they get bigger. My other Koi are really growing well. I put it down to this new stuff I’m using. It really is amazing. The black is darker than ever and the red is really showing. All my fish are looking spot on, especially after their rough winter.

Hope everyone else is good.


By kanundra Posted in Koi


do I have a problem.

So after last year, I am a little paranoid I think. It doesn’t help when you’ve had big problems, and lost fish, that when you notice the slightest little thing that is off, you want to fix it.

So over the winter, after getting rid of Flukes. My koi settled to a nice winter period, no problems.

Now I’m a little concerned as the weather is warming up and it seems my pond is a little ummm ‘dead’

I had blanket weed growing in abundance two months ago, in the snow covered world of my pond. Now the bottom is brown, dead, and mucky.

I’m thinking because I’ve spent a couple of days trying to get rid of the slick. And having dredged up a bit of crap, that my beautiful black and white fish, nicknamed ‘pinky’ is ringing true to her name. She was pink last night and decidedly pinker this morning. Stress from crappy water conditions I am sure. Hopefully it will go and it is nothing too deadly to flap over.

But I can’t help but flap. I’ve tried to get my local guy out to come take a look, and he’s so snowed under it doesn’t seem to be happening. Never enough time in the day. I get this.

So this year, I really am going to have to get to learn how to do this stuff myself, and buy some better equipment. Enough said.

Just venting a little really guys.

Will keep you up to date, and I do have some great pics. My sturgeon are massive now. :) I’m so proud.



Happy to know, no bugs. :)

now I can relax and have a little piece of mind at least there’s nothing major. Just have to improve their water quality.

Off to watch them.



Yeah, was a little paranoid about it. And to some yeah wasted money. But they’re my fishies, and I can’t help but love em. Glad there is nothing in there at all. Probably will take a few days for ‘pinky’ to go white again, he really really didn’t like being caught, went even redder almost instantly. Never seen a fish do that before. Just pop and red vessels started showing all over. Barry said it happens with these fish, but just was so weird to see it.

Least I know, least I’m settled… best bit of cash to spend. Now to save for a microscope and learn to do it myself I think. :)

Warm summer, cold beers, sounds awesome…


By kanundra Posted in Koi