Your Koi Pond After The Storm

your​ Koi Pond After The Storm
First off, take time to​ breath. you​ pride and​ joys are probably fine. They may be somewhat traumatized by the whole experience, but that would be any pet caught in​ unusual situation. Unless extreme damage was done, their health probably is​ not an issue, however their home may be in​ need of​ some repairs.
you​ may have been completely prepared for​ the storm, or​ the storm may have taken you​ by complete surprise. Whatever the case may be, you​ must jump into action​ as​ soon​ as​ you​ physically can to​ ensure that no further damage is​ done to​ your​ pond.
First, you​ must undo all of​ your​ storm precautions to​ survey the possible damage.
if​ you​ netted your​ pond, clear as​ much debris off the net as​ possible and​ remove the netting. Once you​ removed the netting you​ will be able to​ survey the damage and​ the condition​ that your​ fish are in. if​ high waters were expected and​ your​ sand​ bagged the area around you​ pond, as​ long as​ the water level is​ normal, remove all sand​ bags so that you​ can easily access your​ pond. Do not get discouraged if​ things seem out of​ place, and​ it​ may not be as​ bad as​ it​ originally looks.
Once you​ have removed all netting and​ other precautions, take time to​ look at​ the area. if​ any debris is​ present, remove it​ by skimming and​ netting. if​ plants or​ decorations are uprooted or​ out of​ place, replace them to​ their rightful area.
if​ you​ find major damage to​ your​ pond, it​ is​ important to​ remove your​ Koi as​ soon​ as​ possible. Proper bagging and​ transporting techniques may be needed if​ the damage done will take a​ large amount of​ time to​ fix, but there are several temporary options available if​ damage can be fixed quickly. you​ may want to​ consider using a​ children’s pool to​ house your​ Koi. if​ nothing is​ available at​ the time, get into contact with your​ local pet store or​ zoo, as​ they may have program available to​ help you​ house your​ Koi until maintenance can be done.
Once you​ have decided that only small repairs are needed, then you​ must focus on​ the water quality. you​ water may seem cloudy or​ murky due to​ the storm and​ the amount of​ extra water from rainfall. if​ the storm lasted for​ a​ long amount of​ time, you​ may be facing ammonia issues as​ well.
Test your​ water for​ Nitrates. if​ Nitrates are present, add the proper amount of​ salt to​ the water. Typically you​ would add 3/4 to​ one pound of​ salt per 100 gallons of​ water. However, if​ your​ fish are especially shocked by the situation, or​ seem to​ have sustained any type of​ injuries, it​ may be a​ good idea to​ add more. if​ you​ have plants in​ your​ pond, it​ may be a​ good idea to​ remove them before adding the salt into the water. your​ fish should be the most important issue at​ this​ point, not your​ plants.
if​ you​ are having KH issues especially if​ it​ is​ below 100 you​ will want to​ add baking soda to​ your​ pond. Typically you​ can add 1 cup of​ unpacked baking soda per 1000 gallons of​ water. this​ will protect your​ pond from a​ future pH crash.

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