Sunday, 2 December 2012

Koi Lake Heating units - Benefits of Warming a Koi Pond

With the cost of fuel rising almost every week, heating a koi pond is something which needs consideration as it can be very expensive to run.

Koi can endure in warm range ranges between 2ºC to 10ºC, however as koi are freezing blooded their metabolism will slow down as warm range ranges fall. At warm range ranges below 6ºC they should not be fed as they may not be able to process the meals and usually they will stop providing themselves as warm range ranges fall below 10ºC.

Stable Environment

Koi like a constant atmosphere, falls in the PH value and warm range variations will damage a koi's defense mechanisms. Fluctuations are a particular problem in little lakes, especially superficial lakes. THe lowest dimension usually recommended for a koi pond would be at least 1500 gallons and 3 feet strong, however a pond dimension around 3000 gallons and 6 feet strong is usually considered ideal for some koi. Most of the warm lost from a pond would be at the surface, so covering a pond in extreme freezing is advisable. By adding a fire with temperature to your pond you can control the variations in warm range, this means that you can keep the lowest warm range a couple of degrees above the actual outside warm range for the season, meaning that warm range shifts in it will be reduced.

Feeding Koi

As already stated koi should not be fed at warm range ranges below 6ºC, I would suggest the lowest warm range for a warmed pond to be 10ºC. At this warm range you can feed your seafood an eating plan plan of easily digestible meals and as the warm range ranges progressively increase you can add more protein to the eating plan plan.

Koi Defense System

Below 10ºC the defense mechanisms of koi is significantly reduced and the koi are much sluggish. As warm range ranges begin to increase the unpleasant parasites and harmful parasites which cause most illnesses in pond seafood begin to grow quickly. This is one of the reasons why so many illnesses occur in Spring and Fall as the parasites and harmful parasites are more active than the seafood and any damaged koi become susceptible to illnesses. In addition many of the treatments used to treat harmful parasites and bacterial issues cannot be used at low warm range ranges.

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