Along with the everyday things you can do to keep algal matter in your pond to a minimum, there are a few more pond supplies and steps you can take to ensure that your pond stays clear and clean all throughout those pivotal summer days when algae tries its hardest to make a comeback. Easy [...]
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The benefits of water lilies far outweigh the disadvantages of the plants. Water lilies do a great job of providing a cool and shady habitat for fish. This is because the lily pads that hold the flower afloat spans out wide to shade the water surface from the hot sun. They also serve as competition [...]
Now that fall is upon us, it may be time to switch over to a cool weather blend of koi food. Wheat germ based fish diets are a great choice for feeding fish when the weather cools and the metabolism of the fish begins to slow. Premium quality wheat germ based foods like we carry [...]
Normally in deeper, un-aerated ponds, the pond water has a tendency to stratify, meaning the water seperates forming two distinct layers. The bottom layer is usually cooler and heavier than than he upper layer of water which is warmer and lighter. The bottom cooler layer is usually oxygen deficient and contains pond waste that is [...]
You dont hear much about it, but if it happens it can be bad news for a fish pond….a filter crash. So, what is a pond filter crash? A filter crash is when the necessary beneficial bacteria that has colonized in the filter media dies off rapidly. This effectively suspends the biological filtration element of [...]
If not prepared for properly, mosquitos can become problem in backyards that have ponds. Most people know that moquitos like water, which theoretically can make a backyard pond a large breeding ground for mosquitos. So, it is important to take this into consideration early in the year so that you can be prepared and limit [...]