303 Advanced Filtration

Course Availability:  Now


Learning Objectives:

Koi Keepers enrolling in this course will become familiar with:

  • Improving the basic biofilter
  • Mechanical filtration
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving water clarity
  • Temperature stratification
  • Heating Koi ponds
  • Heat pumps
  • Pond Pumps
  • Friction loss
  • Reducing nitrate and phosphate
  • Denitrifying media
  • Anoxic filtration
  • Ozone
  • Dissolved organic carbon
  • Air lits
  • Pond turnover rates
  • Pond volume
  • Good pond design

Required Material:

All students will need an email address and internet access to the K.O.I. websites

Course Description:

At a minimum, it is recommended that students have reviewed and understand the information presented in the K.O.I. 101 course, available free on this web site to Registered Users. This is an intermediate-level course, and will require some math skills.
Our ponds are a limited volume of water. In order to successfully sustain, in a healthy condition, a large number of koi, we have to re-cycle that water through filters (devices used to remove solids) and bio-converters (devices remove chemicals).  The purpose of the Filtration Course is to provide the concepts of the pond equipment used to remove the unwanted substances such as carbon dioxide, solids and nitrogen waste products then adding in vital oxygen.  This course provides information on the ever evolving filtration and bioconverter technology without promoting a specific design concept.  This course will cover the essential maintenance of filters and bioconverters and will help students develop an ability to analyze pond filtration problems.

Course Type:  Level 3 - Koi Health Courses


Course Number:  303


Course Instructor:

Syd Mitchell

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