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Categories

Pond Construction

Are there any disadvantages building a deep pond?
Can I put a pond skimmer on a rigid preformed pond?
Can I put my pond in full sun or does it need shade?
Can I overdo pond filtration?
Could rodents eat through pond liner?
Do I need a mechanical filter along with a Helix Skimmer & Moving Bed Filter?
Do I need a Pond Skimmer?
Do you ever install Airlift Filters on your ponds?
Do you put the UV Filter before the Bio Filter or after?
How big should my pond be?
How do I address Pond Safety?
How do I get around liner warranty when installing bottom drain?
How do I make a viewing window on my Koi Pond?
How long does it take for waterfall foam to cure?
How often should I completely rebuild a pond?
I built a Ponds Gone Wrong, will you come and film my rebuild?
Ion Generators?
Is it possible to do a bog waterfall filter?
Multi-Level Ponds
Plumbing to a bottom drain
Recycling Pond Water
Should I slope the bottom of my pond?
Should my waterfall be a spillway or a filter?
What are the pros and cons of a Dedicated Koi Pond vs. Eco-System Pond?
What is better, External or Submersible pumps?
What is the difference between Concrete Ponds & Liner Ponds?
What is the difference between a Koi Pond & a Water Garden?
What is the disadvantage to putting the bottom drain on top of liner?
What is the smallest sized pond you would do using a rubber liner?
What is your favorite style of pond to build?
What should I do if water will get below the liner?
Why do you use an under-gravel suction grid filter?
Will our pond construction company travel to you?
Will you help me start my own pond business?

Pond Maintenance

Can I shut my pond pump off at night to save electricity?
Do I need beneficial bacteria if it occurs naturally in my pond?
Does activated carbon work or is it a waste of money?
Does my pond need routine water changes?
How can I do water changes easily on my pond?
How can I tell when water loss is due to evaporation or leaking?
How do I clear up green water?
How do I heat an African Cichlid Pond?
How do I make my pond less vulnerable to predators?
How do I make my quarantine pond and real pond look like one pond?
How do I keep temperature consistent when replacing the water in my pond?
How do you deal with PH imbalance?
How long do you quarantine before releasing?
How long does it take to cycle a pond and what can I add to help that cycle?
How often should I clean my pond filter?
Is Bio Film important?
Is it safe to use water softener salt for koi ponds?
Is Koi Clay beneficial?
Power Outages
Should I transfer the water or media when moving koi from one pond to another?
Should I use dechlorinator when making water changes?
Should I use salt in my ponds?
Water Evaporation
What are the best aquatic plants to remove nitrates from a pond?
What beneficial bacterias should I use and when?
What is better, Barley Straw or Barley Extract?
What is wrong with pond pump timers?
Where does pond foam come from?
Why does my pond smell?

Koi, Goldfish, Turtles

Can I swim in my Koi Pond?
Can I put turtles in with my koi?
How do I get my Koi to eat out of my hand?
How many Koi you can have in a pond?
Is it OK to keep Koi in an aquarium?
Is my Koi Pregnant?
Quarantine Protocol
Should I have Plecostomus fish in my pond?
Should I separate my Koi & Goldfish?
What is your favorite Koi variety?
What other fish besides koi can I put in my pond?
Why and how do you handle Koi?
Why are my fish jumping in the pond?
Will baby fish get trapped in the Helix Pond Skimmer?

WTH, What The Heck Questions

Can you do a followup video on the Frog Pond video?
Is that a skateboard hanging behind you in the videos?
When are you going to get your own TV show on HGTV or The Discovery Channel?
When will the next How To Build a Koi Pond series video come out?


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any disadvantages building a deep pond?
Can I overdo pond filtration?
Can I put a pond skimmer on a rigid preformed pond?
Can I put turtles in with my koi?
Can I shut my pond pump off at night to save electricity?
Can I swim in my Koi Pond?
Can I put my pond in full sun or does it need shade?
Can you do a followup video on the Frog Pond video?
Could rodents eat through pond liner?
Do I need a mechanical filter along with a Helix Skimmer & Moving Bed Filter?
Do I need a Pond Skimmer?
Do I need beneficial bacteria if it occurs naturally in my pond?
Do you ever install Airlift Filters on your ponds?
Do you put the UV Filter before the Bio Filter or after?
Does activated carbon work or is it a waste of money?
Does my pond need routine water changes?
How big should my pond be?
How can I do water changes easily on my pond?
How can I tell when water loss is due to evaporation or leaking?
How do I address Pond Safety?
How do I clear up green water?
How do I get around liner warranty when installing bottom drain?
How do I get my Koi to eat out of my hand?
How do I heat an African Cichlid Pond?
How do I keep temperature consistent when replacing the water in my pond?
How do I make a viewing window on my Koi Pond?
How do I make my pond less vulnerable to predators?
How do I make my quarantine pond and real pond look like one pond?
How do you deal with PH imbalance?
How long do you quarantine before releasing?
How long does it take for waterfall foam to cure?
How long does it take to cycle a pond and what can I add to help that cycle?
How many Koi you can have in a pond?
How often should I clean my pond filter?
How often should I completely rebuild a pond?
I built a Ponds Gone Wrong, will you come and film my rebuild?
Ion Generators?
Is it possible to do a bog waterfall filter?
Is Bio Film important?
Is it OK to keep Koi in an aquarium?
Is it safe to use water softener salt for koi ponds?
Is Koi Clay beneficial?
Is my Koi Pregnant?
Is that a skateboard hanging behind you in the videos?
Multi-Level Ponds
Plumbing to a bottom drain
Power Outages
Quarantine Protocol
Recycling Pond Water
Should I have Plecostomus fish in my pond?
Should I slope the bottom of my pond?
Should I separate my Koi & Goldfish?
Should I transfer the water or media when moving koi from one pond to another?
Should I use dechlorinator when making water changes?
Should I use salt in my ponds?
Should my waterfall be a spillway or a filter?
Water Evaporation
What are the best aquatic plants to remove nitrates from a pond?
What are the pros and cons of a Dedicated Koi Pond vs. Eco-System Pond?
What beneficial bacterias should I use and when?
What is better, Barley Straw or Barley Extract?
What is better, External or Submersible pumps?
What is the difference between Concrete Ponds & Liner Ponds?
What is the difference between a Koi Pond & a Water Garden?
What is the disadvantage to putting the bottom drain on top of liner?
What is the smallest sized pond you would do using a rubber liner?
What is wrong with pond pump timers?
What is your favorite Koi variety?
What is your favorite style of pond to build?
What other fish besides koi can I put in my pond?
What should I do if water will get below the liner?
When are you going to get your own TV show on HGTV or The Discovery Channel?
When will the next How To Build a Koi Pond series video come out?
Where does pond foam come from?
Why and how do you handle Koi?
Why do you use an under-gravel suction grid filter?
Why does my pond smell?
Why are my fish jumping in the pond?
Will baby fish get trapped in the Helix Pond Skimmer?
Will our pond construction company travel to you?
Will you help me start my own pond business?