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Jpster1"Rock / gravel bottom" 6:54pm Saturday 6th Jun
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Afternoon all,

I hope your well in these troubled times.

I’m a newbie on here so please go easy on me.

Hope I’m not opening a can of worms here but just wondered what members opinions were on rock or gravel on the bottom of there koi ponds?
Sfox

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"RE: Rock / gravel bottom" 7:12pm Saturday 6th Jun


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I will be honest I am not a fan of either, due to rocks being an hazard to the fish and the gravel been a nest for parasites and bacteria.

What is your filtration?

Steve
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"RE: Rock / gravel bottom" 1:22am Sunday 7th Jun


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Don't do it James,
Over thirty years ago some people thought they could build under gravel filters into ponds similar to aquariums. They were ticking bacterial time bombs.

Just the same as an aquarium if the gravel is not cleaned on a routine maintenance e.g. 1/3 rd each week then bad bacteria builds to a critical level. not possible to do that in a pond.




Tony




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voodoo_15_uk

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"RE: Rock / gravel bottom" 10:34am Monday 22nd Jun


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Definitely a bad idea to have gravel as mentioned previously is a breeding ground for bad bacteria and detrimental to fish health. Also impossible to keep clean.
Rocks are just another object for your koi to damage themselves on and also will trap muck and harbour bad bacteria.


Laura



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