Water Testing is therefore
extremely important and you should undertake testing your water on a
regular basis, at the least once per week ..
As your filtration system does however become more
and more established then you can begin to feel a little more
comfortable .. but remember that it is going to take many weeks
for any newly established ponds for the bacterial level we must have
and need, to become established .. and it is essential during
this 'Start Up' period that you undertake testing your water for
Ammonia, Nitrite, and pH ... even if you don't test for anything else
.. and if you are getting high readings, sometimes off the scale
then you must take the appropriate action to reduce those toxic levels
There are many different Test Kits available on the
World Market today ... so you have a wide choice between the products
and test kits produced by various companies ...
Some tests are extremely simple, some more
complicated but still quite simple to use ... and of course there are
Digital Tests which will give a much higher degree of accuracy - but
bear in mind the more accuracy you demand then the higher the cost is
going to be ..
We at The East Riding Koi Co have attempted to
provide and choose various Test Kits to suit all Koi and Pond
enthusiasts from those who may have just a small garden pond with just
a few Goldfish etc - right up to those of you that have, or are in the
stages of planning to have a much bigger pond devoted entirely for Koi
Please take time to study the various Test Kits we
are able to offer and choose the one that you will feel the most
comfortable with and one that you can afford, bearing in mind that
practically all test kits will require you to purchase refills etc
when you have exhausted those reagents that came with the test kit
when you bought it ..
Please choose from one of the links below and if you
have any questions about any specific test kit, or equipment, then
please email us and we will do our best to advise you ..