|If you are like me and have large koi (most of mine are 20
to 30 plus inches) and they love to munch your plants,
this may be the solution!
have had lots of requests for a "floating
island" They are expensive and the shipping in
not "cheap" either. So build your own.
Rich is still working on ours in his spare
time. LOL "What spare time?" he asks.
You can use a variety of containers found in dollar type
stores. You might even find a suitable container in
a laundry basket. Use your imagination and you can
come up with something for a container based on the size
of your pond. If you have a skimmer, tie the
floating basket to the side of the pond with fishing line
(invisible) to keep it in place and from being drawn to
He made a couple of floating crates for me to use for
photographs and attaches a plastic ruler to the bottom
with zip ties.
We use this for fish photographs or
sick fish. Clothes pins keeps netting attached so
the fish can not jump out Here you see the
floating crate floating in a tank of water. No
reason this can not be used for plants. In a short time
you will not see the crate because the plants will grow
up and out and hide the crate.