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Let us do the dirty work for you!  Keeping your pond or aquarium with perfect water quality keeping your animals thriving and healthy. 

Pond Draining and Cleaning is our Specialty!  Using proper koi handling techniques and temporary holding tanks! 

 

 

We offer a wide variety of services based on our many years of experience and fish health training from the University Of Georgia School Of Veterinary Medicine. We have over 50 years of fish keeping experience and were hobbyists many years before we started our business. We are particularly aware of the needs and operation of small garden ponds, as well as very large koi ponds.

 

Weekly, bi weekly, & monthly routine maintenance

Scheduled visits to ensure your pond and fish health are in check, includes;

  • Partial water change

  • Cleaning filters and skimmers

  • Testing water quality

  • Visual inspections of fish and equipment to be sure everything is working properly

  • Trimming dead plant material (fertilizing / repotting plants upon request)

  • Inspection of fish for health issues.

  • Inspection of equipment for proper operation

  • Algae treatment if necessary

 

Complete pond drain and clean 

We house your fish on site in our holding tank with aeration, while we drain and clean your pond & filtration system, then acclimate your fish back to your pond in a seamless professional manner, using methods of moving fish in the Japanese fashion minimizing stress, Includes;

  • Removal of debris from the pond and waterfall by vacuuming – we do not power wash the pond as that disturbs the beneficial bacteria and beneficial algae.

  • Cleaning of filter and skimmer components and pump as needed. 

  • Making necessary minor adjustments to rocks if needed

  • Trimming dead plant material (fertilizing / repotting plants upon request).

  • Refilling of pond and testing

  • Remove of rocks or gravel if necessary

Spring opening 

Process to ensure the best environment for your fish, includes;

  • A partial water change to remove stale, unhealthy water

  • Removal of leaf net if installed

  • Removal of accumulated debris

  • Cleaning of filters and skimmers

  • Installing UV sterilizer if removed in the fall

  • Inspection of fish for health issues.

  • Inspection of equipment for proper operation

 

Fall winterization 

Process to ensure the best environment for your fish, includes;

  • A partial water change to remove stale, unhealthy water

  • Installation of leaf net

  • Installation of pond deicer or aeration system

  • Removal of accumulated debris

  • Cleaning of filters and skimmers

  • Removal of UV sterilizer

  • Inspection of fish for health issues.

  • Inspection of equipment for proper operation

  • Shutting down and draining system if requested

 

Vacation visits - you don't have to rely on your friend, neighbor or family member to take care of your pond while you are away, we will take care of it for you, with the ability to address any problems that arise. We will inspect your fish and equipment and test the pond water during each visit, and perform other duties as requested.

Consultation visits - we can come to your home or business and evaluate your pond efficiency and make recommendations for improvement. We can also evaluate the health of your fish and recommend treatment if necessary for bacterial infections or parasite infestations.

Microscope wet mounts - we can come to your home or business with our microscope to examine samples of slime coat from your fish to determine if there are any parasites present, recommend and provide treatment as necessary.

Aquarium Maintenance

BRK offers routine aquarium maintenance for you systems at home. We offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly contracts, depending on how involved you want to be with your aquarium. Every tank is different and requires a different level of care, and we must do a thorough consultation to get an idea of what it is going to take to maintain your system. For more information on aquarium maintenance, give us a call! 

Pond System Design 

BRK designs and installs pond filtration systems using the highest quality parts and designs to ensure your pond inhabitants live in a clean and healthy pond. We design our systems using the most current and widely recommended methods in the Koi community, to ensure that your pond is properly filtering out impurities and toxic waste. To learn more about how we can help design and install your pond's filtration system, reach out to us at 703-753-7566.

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Let BRK handle the dirty work, so you can enjoy your pond!

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4641 Sudley Road

Catharpin, VA 20143

Tel: 703-753-7566

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