Water quality and water testing
By Syd Mitchell
When The Newmarket Koi Group was formed it was decided that, in addition to lectures on koi appreciation, there should also be lectures on how to improve water quality so as to keep koi in good condition and good health.
This presentation explains the mysteries of water parameters in simple understandable language. It begins by briefly describing the essential features of a koi pond so that everyone can understand how different aspects such as water flow, aeration and filtration affect the quality of the koi environment and therefore the koi themselves. It then moves on to the subject of water quality, explaining why we test, what we should test for, what are acceptable values and what action should be taken if a parameter is not in the acceptable range.
This will be a combined presentation and question & answer session with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and have them answered in plain language with demonstrations that will help clarify the answers.