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    …with a layer of sediment on the bottom? If so you have an abundance of organics in the pond and your fish are constantly stirring them up and clouding the water. Here is a four-step solution to get you started: * Remove large debris. * Perform a partial water change. * Add a water conditioner. *…
    …scales. To set the record straight Hanako has been proven to be an urban myth. Koi typically live 25 to 35 years in a well-maintained fish pond - but that's still not a bad life span all things considered! * Growth Spurts: Koi like most other fish start out as teeny-tiny fingerlings and grow to
    …is to plan what you want to plant. Below are a few points to consider when selecting plants for your pond. * Keep it 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…
    …adding fish to your pond think about how many fish your pond can handle and what type of filtration system will be adequate for your pond. * Determine the number of gallons and how many inches of fish your pond can hold. Write down the length width and average depth of your pond and enter it…
    …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 a pond owner but with…
    …best pond algae removers to help keep your pond clean and clear. Most importantly we'll cover how to remove algae from your pond without harming fish.Chemical Treatments If you have an existing algae problem and need to know how to kill algae in a pond quickly chemical treatments are the way to go.…
    …- particularly where ponds tend to freeze during the winter months - you'll usually notice their absence when temperatures start to drop. Like many of us would like to do during winter herons that choose to migrate will head for Central America and northern South America to warm up and fill up on…
    …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 1: Unpack Kit & Mark Area Start by deciding on the location to build…
    …Gel to introduce beneficial bacteria and reduce filter seed time. Once everything is back in place start your pumps and let the water flow. Be sure to test your water for ammonia before adding your fish. See our article on Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle for tips on how to know when your pond is…
    …way to combat the excessive spread of unwanted weeds. Fortunately there is a simple solution to keeping cattails in check. Follow these tips to maintain a pristine shoreline all season long. How to Kill Cattails One of the most effective ways to get rid of cattails is to spray unwanted growth. To
    …activates and starts cleaning. The bacteria-free product uses the fish- and plant-safe power of hydrogen peroxide to lift debris from pond liners rocks gravel and waterfalls - which means little or no work from you! * Add some elbow grease. For tough stuck-on debris you may need to lightly scrub the…
    ponds; so understanding your pond depth is important to make sure you correctly size an aeration system. If you do not know your depth or think that it may have changed over the years it is time to familiarize yourself with the bottom of your pond. Use these tips on how to measure a pond and start
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