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    …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 those options which one do you choose? Questions like these can haunt…
    …into the water and may cause algae and water clarity issues. Here is a step-by-step approach on how to perform a spring clean-out. We recommend performing a spring clean-out once a year. A spring clean-out is designed to give your pond a fresh start which will translate into clearer water and happy…
    …gallons. Step 2: Calculate amount of water your basin needs to hold As a general rule you will need your basin to hold 2½ times the amount of water in your stream. To find out how much water your basin will need to hold multiply the gallons of water in your stream by 2.5. In the above example…
    …pressure and desired flow rate will influence the pump needed to power your water feature. Head pressure refers to the friction created when water is pumped uphill or over long distances. Flow rate will determine how much water moves through the feature. Below are some tips for calculating these…
    …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…
    …from the bottom and stacking on the inside of the pond. Be creative and if needed rework the area to get the look you want. If you are unsure how much rock to get use our calculator.Step 8: Attach Liner to Waterfall Box Your waterfall box should be level side to side and tipped slightly forward…
    …be controlled. General rule? With standard filtration and 60% plant coverage allow 1-2 koi 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…
    …scale call a pond-building professional in your area to help you design your perfect oasis. * How much space do you have? Take a realistic look at your yard and think about how you can blend a water garden or fountain into the existing landscape. If you have a sprawling backyard with room to build…
    …Changing your water will quickly remove any excess nutrients or debris and give your pond a fresh start. Just remember to add your beneficial bacteria after you refill to keep it looking clean. * Keep the Water Flowing - With a hidden basin you may not be able to see how much water is actually in…
    …to Feed Pond Fish Water temperature will have an effect on how much your fish will eat. As the water temperatures start dropping in the fall fish will eat less and will eventually stop feeding until spring when the water warms up. Only feed your game fish when the water temperature is above…
    Koi add color and movement to your pond. They're relaxing to watch. And they're likely the centerpiece of your water feature. But how much do you really know about your finned friends? Check out these five factoids about koi and impress your fish-keeping pals during your next pond-side shindig. * A…
    …in Koi Ponds As we mentioned above it's important to know how much salt in a pond is enough and how much is too much. If you're adding salt to your pond and have no aquatic plants use 2½ cups of salt per 100 gallons of water and disperse the pond salt evenly around the edge of your pond.…
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