The Best Koi Bottom Drain & Koi Toilet Products (Reviews)
In this article we take a look at some of the most durable, cost effective, and reliable bottom drains models on the market and compare their overall features. In a hurry? Benefits Explained Bottom drains are great for koi ponds, as they remove fish waste, bottom muck, debris, and also help aerate pond water. For most smaller garden ponds, especially those with light fish stocks, a bottom drain is mostly a luxury option that reduces maintenance and helps improve water quality.
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Work best in ponds with sloped bottoms and without plants or other structures which can block muck from heading toward a drain. Drains are most often connected to settling tanks where muck falls to the bottom and can be flushed out by opening a valve at the bottom of the tank. Settling Tank Setup Some ponders also place brushes and other materials in the tank to remove debris. Note the flush valve is just a little below the waterline. It should be at least 6" below waterline and the further below it is the more forceful the water will drain out.