Koi Pond for Sweet Garden

Post On: March 24, 2012
In: Garden

A koi pond in the garden can be a great decoration that can make the pond look more adorable and enticing to view. The large garden in the house will look plain and bare if you do not decorate it with some enticing elements. A koi pond is a nice option for it can deliver the natural feeling in the house. Your kids will love to play with the sweet and colorful fish. In this post I will show you some general information related to the koi pond for your house. What is Koi actually? The fish is not really famous in America or even in Europe. The people who live in Asia will be familiar with the presence of Koi. Koi is a variety of carp fish that you can find in Japan. The color of this fish is varied. You can pick in it the combination of black, white, red, yellow, blue, and orange. But you can also pick a koi fish which has one solid accent.

Koi Pond

Koi Pond

The Japanese people love to have a koi pond on their oriental garden since it can represent the quality of love and friendship. In Feng Shui, this fish is a great symbol which represents harmony, good health, happiness and prosperity.  There are some breeds of Koi fish that you can purchase on the stores such as Asagi, Ogon and Tancho. If you are interested to get a koi pond in the backyard, you can follow my tips below. The first thing that you should do is deciding the right place where you should construct the koi pond.

Koi Pond Design

Koi Pond Design

You should note that the place should have some shade with sun exposure. The fish needs sun and some shady area for some time. Make sure the location for this fish to grow is perfect for them. If you can deliver the perfect location for the koi pond, you can see that your fish can grow more than 3 feet. If you do not know what to do for the construction for the koi pond, you can ask the professional construction to do it for you. There are several items that you need during the process of installation such as a biological filter, mechanical filer, water pump, skimmer, lines, air pump and a bottom drain.

Koi Pond Ideas

Koi Pond Ideas

Even though installing a koi pond is a bit tricky for some people, you can see that the result is amazing. Seeing the fish swimming around the pond along with the fresh flower and greenery is like living in paradise. Actually there are more things that you can see in the koi pond as decoration. You can locate some water plants to make the look of the pond nice and beautiful. However, don’t place too many water plants since they can make the koi fish feel tight. The life span of Koi pond is long. Based on some studies, a koi fish can live more than 200 years. Your koi pond design will look nice with suitable maintenance too.

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