Claire Corlett

Fish Food, Fish Tanks, and More


Hi this is Carl the landscape guy. Today I am taking all the fish out of the
pond. In order to do that, I will use a seine net
sponsored by They produced this high quality net exactly
to fit my pond. I chose a black mesh 7mm netting, not only
to get the smaller fish, but also to make the process as gentle as possible for the
larger Koi. In the smaller knotless mesh, the koi can
not get tangled up. I also like that the continuous pulling rope
with the floats is sewn into the net. As a result, there is always a part of the
net above the water surface and the fish can’t jump over it so easily. The sewn-in bottom chain ensures even contact
with the ground and does not get caught in branches or stones at the bottom of the pond. This net is 15 x 2 m which is 49 x 6,5 feet. It is a little bigger than my pond so that
the fit is not too tight. Before the fishing can begin, some preparations
are still necessary. The fished out koi will be put in foldable
tanks outside the pond. To protect the tanks from overheating, I provide
shade with a portable pavilion. Next, I set up the two folding tanks. I’d like to thank the Aqua Forte company
for providing these tanks. They are available in different sizes. These have a diameter of 1.8 m, so about 6
feet and a capacity 1500 L, so almost 400 gallons. The included rods stabilize the edges and
it can be put up by one person pretty quickly. Once you have set up the rim, add some water
to straighten out the wrinkles easily. The already integrated zipper mesh covers
keep the fish from jumping out. I want to aerate the tanks well and put in
aeration hoses. The Aqua Forte aeration ring includes stainless
steel weights and is connected to the airline with
a T piece. This AP-150 aerator pump is designed for the
pond and is only being used temporarily for the two tanks. This aeration system is available in different
sizes, this ring has a diameter of 75 cm so 2,5 feet. I set up the air pump above the water level
and connect it. Wow that is a good amount of air. That will definitely be enough. Okay, the tanks are filled, aeration is running,
the water temperature is good and the basin and koi net sock are set up. So let’s get started. I begin at the back end of the pond, slowly
pulling the net along the shore. Meanwhile, my helper slowly guides the net
into the water. I lead the net as close as possible along
the bank. In doing so, I make sure that the upper and
lower ropes are pulled evenly. No fish should escape the net at the side. Due to the bank vegetation and bird protection
net, a different procedure isn’t possible. Now that I’m on the other side, the whole
net is in the water. My helper now starts to slowly pull the net
along the bank on the other side. So far it works very well. But now we come to this reed tuft. If you do this procedure in autumn you can
cut back the vegetation beforehand. I try to scare all the fish out of the reeds
and then quickly lift the net over the tuft. Then we continue on slowly and try to stay
parallel across from each other. Especially when the middle of the pond is
deep, you have to move slowly, otherwise the net will stretch too much and the chain could
lift up off the bottom. Next there are water lilies in the way, I
just pull the net slowly and that works well. So far, no plants have become entangled in
the net. Now we get to the widest area of the pond
and the net is just long enough. It makes sense to order the net a bit longer
than the widest part. Now I lead the net along the banks forming
a net circle. Prior to starting this process, I decided
where I wanted to get the fish out the net. Make sure it is easy to get to. I’m not pulling the net too tight so that
the fish don’t panic. There should now be at least 100 fish in the
net. In order to get to the fish easily, the net
is now slowly pulled out of the water. But due to the slope of the banks I have to
make sure that the chain remains on the ground. That way the net is getting pulled closer
and closer. Now I pull the chain out onto the bank so
that the net forms a big pocket, preventing the fish from escaping. Now it’s time to get the fish out of the net
with the net sock. If you go slow here it works very well. The koi net sock protects the scales and skin
of the fish. I put them into the large basin to transport
them to the tanks. There they are put into the foldable tanks
by hand. Now here comes the big koi mama. She usually stays pretty relaxed. I also caught 70 small tench, a tench of 44cm
and a gold ore of 47cm. And altogether there are 82 Koi. I am very happy with the result. The fishing with the seine net from
worked great. This high quality net really does the job. It is easy to pull through the pond, even
through rough terrain. I know that the pond bottom has some holes
and bumps here and there, where the net can’t get into. Therefore about 5 Koi have escaped the net. But that doesn’t matter because the tanks
are full of nice koi. Some koi are put back in the pond and some
are sold. I am already looking forward to selecting
them in the next video and hope you will join me again. The fish will only stay in the tanks for 24
hours. The Aqua Forte tanks have remained absolutely
waterproof, the edge is more stable than I thought and the top net coverage is really
practical. Please take a look at the product links used
in this video. Fisch-Gehege has given out an exclusive discount
code for my subscribers and viewers. Thanks a lot for that! The discount code is in the video description. So if you need high-quality netting make sure
to check out their products. Now I hope you liked the video. I’m always happy to receive a thumbs up
and a subscription from you. Take care and see you next time, I’m Carl
the landscape guy.

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