Friday, August 14, 2009

Murky Water

Murky water in a Koi pond is caused by a number of things:
  • Poor filtration or no filtration at all.
  • Runoff from rain going into the pond along with fertilizers it has picked up off the ground.
  • Overstocking, too many fish or other aquatic animals in the pond.
  • Over feeding your fish, the more you feed, the more waste the fish will produce, usually resulting in green water algae.
  • Source water, some unfiltered well water will have a large amount of dissolved sediments, which will give the water a cloudy appearance.

There are a couple of fixes for murky water:
  • Do water changes. (A temporary fix.)
  • Increase filtration to meet your pond's needs. (A permanent fix.)

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