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How Many Fish

    …Do You Have Many Fish? The more fish in your pond the more oxygen you'll need--which means you'll need more aeration and possible additional filtration to help keep the water clean. Unless you have a filter large enough to handle the fish load we recommend keeping one 6- to 8-inch fish per 10 square…
    …harmful stratification from occurring. Try to catch some of the fish in your pond each season and record how many of each type exit while inspecting them for healthy color weight and size. Occasionally checking up on your fish will decrease the frequency and severity of population issues while…
    …adding your fish. See our article on Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle for tips on how to know when your pond is ready. * Acclimate Your Fish: Water temperature and composition will be different than their winter housing so it is important to slowly introduce them to their new home. Bring fish out in…
    …Feel: Fish also utilize internal sets of ears to hear. While the mechanics of how sound travels underwater is a bit different than how we hear sounds on land fish can sense particle movements and feel vibrations in the water that can reveal both potential food or possible danger. Your fish can even…
    …a resting place for fish. Plants Plants are the most natural type of fish habitat for ponds. Plants not only provide shelter block sunlight and help prevent erosion but they also act as filters to help reduce the nutrient load in the pond and add oxygen. There are many types of submerged floating…
    …up and fill up on fish. If you live in warmer portions of the United States however you may see herons all year 'round provided there's enough open water and food to keep them happy. As you can see there are many tactics you can use to your advantage in protecting your fish from herons. We recommend…
    …nourishment while containing it and preventing fish from nibbling on its root system. Wait for the Right Season Temperature and time of year matter when it comes to koi breeding. The fish typically spawn when water temperatures are 65° to 70°F. In many ponds this typically happens between…
    …your outdoor living space. Whether you're still deciding on building a pond or you're ready to go we'll walk you through all the steps. Learning how to build a pond is easier than it sounds and if you're not sure where to begin our pond kits include all the essentials you'll need to get started.Step…
    …Covered: Covering your pond's surface area with 40-60% plants will help to reduce excess nutrients control algae blooms and provide cover for your fish. For ponds up to 50 square feet we recommend 6-12 floating plants 2 bog plants 5 submerged plants and 1 water lily. * Is it Warm Enough: Climates…
    …or create a lush water garden. There are two main reasons to capture rainwater: water conservation and stormwater management. Water Conservation Many states periodically experience times of drought and water shortages so it is important to conserve water especially if you live in the arid Southwest.…
    …chemicals and beneficial bacteria how many fish to stock and which aeration system is the right size for proper aeration for your pond. Finding these numbers is not difficult but it does require some tools the right equation and a little bit work. Once you know how to measure a pond you will have a…
    …it agitated enough to naturally aerate it and maintain good water quality. Have you ever swam in your pond and felt very cold water at your feet? Many pond owners believe these cold zones indicate a spring-fed pond. In reality it is likely caused by a thermocline or the separation of water layers…
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