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    …are hiding for their lives. To chase off unwanted visitors you can try a range of deterrents including motion-activated sprinklers like the Motion Activated Scarecrow; decoys like the Great Blue Heron Decoy or 3-D Coyote Decoy; pond netting like the The Pond Guy PondShelter Cover Net; or reflective…
    …your pond. If you choose to start with tap water make sure to add the appropriate water conditioner. * Pond Netting: The close quarters might surprise your fish and they could try to make a jump for it unless they are used to the change in scenery so make sure you cover the tank with pond netting…
    …others. An Oranda for instance might do just fine overwintering in a pond in Orlando Fla. but up in Fargo N.D. that same fish would turn into a popsicle--even with an aeration system and de-icer. Fish like Plecostomus Oranda Telescope goldfish and Black Moors need to be moved indoors for the winter…
    …necessary. Pond Heaters Versus De-Icers Unless you house warm water fish like Plecostomus in your water garden you will not need a pond heater to warm the water. Most pond fish including koi and goldfish will overwinter in your pond as long as the depth is at least 18. Koi & goldfish go into a…
    …Sunlight is essential for algae to grow. You can block that sunlight by covering your water with pond water lilies or other floating plants; we recommend shading 40-60% of your pond's surface area. Another benefit to adding plants is that they absorb the nutrients in the pond helping prevent algae…
    …or 2-3 goldfish per 200 gallons of water. If you need help figuring out how much filtration your fish need give us a call! Beneficial Bacteria – Natural treatments for a balanced pond. Using natural treatments such as those found in the The Pond Guy DefensePAC aid in keeping your pond balanced…
    …bottom up and intertwine to form mats. Most commonly called pond scum or string algae the mats will often float to the surface of the pond and will not break apart in your hand. The floating algae can easily cover the entire surface of the pond if left untreated. * Chara: An advanced form of algae…
    …plants use nutrients that are in the pond. Covering 40-60% of your pond with plants not only means there will be fewer nutrients available for different types of algae to use but they will also shade your pond – this is especially important if your pond is in direct sunlight. Just keep in mind…
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