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    …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.* Double down on the beneficial bacteria. A jar test can reveal a lot about the water in your pond. If you need some assistance…
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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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  • 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
    …circulating the entire pond's water column from top to bottom. The tiny bubbles created by the diffuser forces cool oxygen deprived water from the bottom depths all the way to the pond's surface. This circulation drives oxygen to the bottom of the pond allowing good bacteria to digest muck reducing…
    to be at about 50 ppm test your water with a Carbonate Hardness Test Strip. The strips are easy to use. Simply open the pouch and dip it into the water for three seconds remove it from the water wait 20 seconds for the water to mix with the solution on the test strip and read the results. To see…
    …waterfall without an open body of water may be the ideal choice. Pondless waterfalls allow you to enjoy the sound of running water without the potential danger. Perhaps however you want the pond to be open so your water-loving dog has a place to play you can test your green-thumb with something new…
    …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 keep stress at bay The Pond Guy Stress Reducer Plus helps to restore its natural…
    …plants. If the pH of the water is too high or too low the fish can become stressed and will be more susceptible to sickness and disease. The Master Test Kit contains four tests and easy to read color charts so you will be confident in your answers. Fish Keep an eye on how much you feed your fish.…
    …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…
    …can cause them to stress and when they stress they 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…
    …your water before adding fish into your pond to keep them safe. Throughout the first four to six weeks monitor ammonia and nitrite levels using a master test kit. Once the test indicates that your levels are safe the pond is ready for fish. Start by adding only a few small fish at first to see how
    …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…