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  • API 5-In-1 Pond Test Strips

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    …moisture protection to ensure testing accuracy. With API Test Strips you just dip and read. Pond water testing couldn't be any easier. API 5-In-1 Pond Test Strips provides you with powerful information on how to correct unsafe water conditions. Regularly testing your pond water for imbalances can…
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  • …handy to keep sludge and debris to a minimum. Water Quality Partial water changes especially after an algaecide treatment or on hot summer days are important but when adding new water back into the pond be sure to add Stress Reducer Plus to remove any contaminates in the water. TIP: Water Test Kits…
    …rainfall. Knowing how much pond dye to use can be tricky if you don't know the average depth of your pond. Most dyes will treat up to one acre with an average depth of 4-6' deep. If you're unsure how deep your pond is grab your boat and a weighted string. Be sure to test different areas to determine…
    …mini-ecosystem of your pond with a Jar Test will help you diagnose your pond problem. If you have green tea-colored or murky water doing the Jar Test will you to determine what is causing the clarity issue. It's Simple Take a clear glass jar dunk it in your pond fill it up with pond water and let it…
    …or not you use a pond aerator are all factors that affect how much your fish need to be fed. Aeration in the pond will allow your fish to be more active requiring you to feed them more. To start we recommend feeding one-half to one pound of pellets per surface acre of water two to three times per…
    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 ready. * Acclimate Your Fish: Water temperature and composition will be different than their winter housing so it is important to
    …cool nutrient-rich water from the bottom of your pond to the top. This is the equivalent of adding fertilizer to your pond. This can result in additional algae growth odors and even fish kills. This can all be especially true during the warmer months of the year. Test Your Pond's Temperature If you…
    …from the water wait 20 seconds for the water to mix with the solution on the test strip and read the results. To see what your water's carbonate hardness is match the color on the strip to the color block on the package. Remember to perform this test each time before you treat your pond with…
    …the pond to be open so your water-loving dog has a place to play you can test your green-thumb with something new or find a new hobby in fish-keeping. If that is the case opt for the AllClear Ecosystem Pond Kit. * Do you need a professional? You do not have to be a DIY champion to make your water
    …The ClearVac is designed to make maintaining your pond fast and easy. Just a quick vacuum every week or so will remove any debris that has fallen into the pond to prevent a large unsightly buildup. Test the Water Another part of summer pond maintenance is checking the water for pH nitrite ammonia…
    …may retreat to their favorite hiding spots. To keep the water quality as even as possible test your water's pH ammonia nitrite and phosphate levels regularly using a commercial water testing kit. You'll also want to keep your water well-aerated using a diffuser like the Pond Aerator to be sure the…
    to keep your pond clean and well-oxygenated with an aeration system like the The Pond Guy Pond Aerator. Also be sure to check your water quality with a water test kit like the Pond Master Test Kit that measures ammonia and pH and correct it if necessary. Additionally to give your fish the ability to
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