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Experience Level: Intermediate

Koi Fish

Shopping List

Step 1: Choosing an Aquarium
A glass or acrylic aquarium appropriately sized for juvenile Koi
Aquarium stand
Aquarium hood with light fixture and bulbs
• Automatic timer, if desired

Step 2: Filtration and Heating
Filtration system (see associate for best solution)
Aquarium heater (if necessary)
Aquarium beneficial bacteria starter

Step 3: Substrate and Decor
Aquarium gravel
Decorations (driftwood/rock/ornament)
Live plants and/or artificial plants
Air-powered ornaments, with air pump and tubing, if desired

Nutrition and Maintenance
Koi pelleted food
Algae cleaning pad or scraper
Fish net
Water test kit/strips
Gravel vacuum (for water changes)
Water conditioner/dechlorinator
Pond salt