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Old 07-08-2009, 02:52 PM
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As to fish, if we are talking about goldfish (sarassa, comets shubunkins, etc.), ideal stocking levels would be one per 50 gallon of water, for Koi, one per 200-300 gallons of water. The ultimate size of the fish must be considered when stocking, not to mention that they will spawn and add to the initial pond population.
1 koi per 200-300 gallons? Most of my ponds do well with 4-6 koi in our average 600 gal ponds. Considering the customer stays with that number. We just did a cleanout that had 14 12" koi in a 500 gal pond
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:35 PM
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I said IDEAL stocking levels. I don't have a customer that abides by these figures. My own pond is overstocked. These levels are promoted by the highly serious Koi collectors. I have read one expert promoting ONE (1) Koi per 500 gallons. Personally,I feel, if one is fairly religious about testing their Pond water, I feel that they can safely set their own levels. I must add that I have run across Ponds that remind me of overcrowded tenements. You know that can't be a healthy, happy environment for the fish!
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:05 PM
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Few Pics of it clean and clear

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Old 07-10-2009, 12:54 PM
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