Familiarity with Koi history and Koi culture creates a special appreciation for the beauty and elegance of Koi breeding.
Algae & Phosphate. When Water Changes Are Not Enough! by Jack Trebnio Many aquarium owners find themselves in a situation where the more water changes that they do, the quicker the algae grows. While there is no substitute for good husbandry practices that include small regular water changes and careful feeding, there are alternative to […]
Nitrates. How Much Is Too Much! by Jack Trebnio There are many notions as to acceptable levels of nitrates. In fish only aquariums with large predatory fish, reports of 600-ppm levels at public aquariums without noticeable consequences seem acceptable. Things change very quickly when we start looking at delicate species such as butterflies, fairy wrasses, […]
Green Water Green water is often referred to as “pea soup”. Free floating single celled algae grows at such a rapid rate that it turns the water green. If one were to take a glass of water, then added some fish food or plant fertilizer and placed it into a sunny spot the water would […]