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Can beach rocks be put into a koi pond?

Posted by dorisho none (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 21, 14 at 10:20

Hi there,
I just went to beaches in RI and collected some rocks for my koi pond. Can i put the rocks in the pond? or do i need to soak/rinse them out before putting them into pond?

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RE: Can beach rocks be put into a koi pond?

Ahhhh... RI, my home! Which beach?

I would definitely recommend washing them to get the salt off. Maybe soak them overnight in a vinegar solution and then rinse them really really well

RE: Can beach rocks be put into a koi pond?

Anytime I use rocks from an outside source I boil them, rapid boil 20-30 minutes, this way it gets the rocks hot enough to kill any parasites or bacteria that may cause harm to your fish

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