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Asahi Garden
The Koi Pond

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"Water Is Life"...

The pond in my "Chisen Kaiyou Skiki" or strolling pond garden is a 21'x16', 3000 gallon one. It is served by three pumps, a 4300 gph. through a 3" line goes to the waterfall, a 1450 gph. through a one inch line goes through the UV to the main filter that I like to call "The Fountain of the Three Dragons" and a 750 gph. pump goes to the pagoda trickle filter. All the filtration and the skimmer are of my own construction. It's home to about a dozen large koi, the oldest are now 12 years old.

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Koi viewed from the deck. They are fed from this spot daily.

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The "Pagoda Filter" is an example of a trickle or "wet-dry" filter. The top layers contain filter media while the large pot contains 5 bags of lava rock which is home to beneficial bacteria. It's main function is to remove nitrates and nitrites from the pond.

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The "Fountain of the Three Dragons" is the main filter for the pond. An exposed filter is rather unusual but I thought the design integrated well with the theme.

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