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    …can build to be inches or more thick and become a great home for leeches. To find out more about how muck is formed, please click here for our article What is Muck. The good news is that muck accumulation is reversible. You can get rid of muck with a one-two punch of beneficial bacteria and…



    …keep a pocket of warm water for your fish at the bottom of the pond. Got questions on how to know which kit is right for your pond? Check out our article How to Choose an Aeration Kit. Combine a De-Icer and Aeration Kit – Water gardens in colder climates may need a little extra. For these pond…



    …on a chemical before using it in your pond. When provided by the manufacturer, we list this information in the Usage section on the product's webpage. The best way to keep your snails, fish, and water healthy is to proactively manage your pond. For tips, check out our article Water Gardens 101.



    …not think that your current filter meets the current needs of your pond, it is time to consider looking into a new unit. For tips, please see our article: I want to upgrade my filtration system. What are my options? * Aeration – Fish need oxygen, but a waterfall or fountain may not be enough…



    In 1998, an American microbiologist worked out that the number of bacteria on Earth at that time was five million trillion trillion. This is the number 5 followed by thirty zeroes – an impossible number to comprehend. That's a lot of microorganisms. With all those different types of bacteria,…



    Filtration is a key component to every healthy water garden. When buying a filter, select one that is rated for your pond size or larger. If you have a heavier debris load due to an overpopulation of fish or a nearby tree, you may want to consider getting a filter one size larger. Remember, you…



    Just like your car, regularly scheduled maintenance will keep your plants in top performance. From start up to shut down, we have tips to help you check off your to-do list.Divvy in Spring When the ice starts to melt, it means that spring is just around the corner. Start the pond season off by…



    There is nothing worse for a pond owner than seeing a water feature that has turned green. Green water is caused by microscopic algae floating throughout the pond. Even with proper filtration and regular use of Nature's Defense® and Muck Defense® beneficial bacteria, some ponds are naturally…



    Muck or sludge is a horrifying word for many pondkeepers, so what is it exactly? Muck is the accumulation of decomposing fish waste, leaves, aquatic vegetation, and other organic material that is seen at the bottom of a water garden. When muck is disturbed (e.g., fish swimming nearby), it can enter…



    Filters are great; they do your dirty work without complaining. But they will need a little love from time to time to keep them in fighting shape. We all know that it is important to clean your filters, but how much is too much? When do you have to replace your filter, and for that matter with all…



    …with an algae bloom in the summer, make sure to use a product that is appropriate to the size of your pond and watch for additives that can be harmful to fish and snails. Always have vigorous aeration running when using any type of algae killer. Check out our articles on Water Garden Algae Control



    …30' size of underlayment to pair with your liner. When installing, simply cut it in half and you are good to go.Check it Out If you are a more visual learner, check out the article and video Pond Building 101. You will get great tips for installing your liner, underlayment, and other pond equipment.