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How To Winterize

    …aeration ventilation and circulation throughout the winter months. Here is a step-by-step approach on how to prepare your water garden for the winter. Now let's get started: Tools to Get Started Here are some items to get you started: To Keep You Dry: * Waders * Aqua Gloves For Draining &…
    …During the winter we recommend moving the diffuser sticks to half your maximum depth. This will help to reduce ice formation and keep a pocket of warm water for your fish at the bottom of the pond. Have questions on how to know which kit is right for your pond? Check out our article How to Choose an…
    …work harder to clean up your pond leading to a cleaner pond with less build-up in the water column or at the bottom of the pond – which is something your fish will thank you for. * Winter Water Quality – Though your fish and filtration system goes dormant for the winter the organic…
    …as annuals or you can bring them inside to test your gardening skills. If you decide to try wintering these plants inside you will want to keep them wet but standing water is not needed. Keep in mind that with the shorter days you will likely need to provide supplemental light so they can get…
    to bury themselves in leaves or mud while frogs can pass the winter at the bottom of your pond below the ice. Frogs produce a type of glucose in their bodies that will allow them to freeze solid and still be able to survive. As the temperatures begin to rise in the spring their hearts will begin to
    …goldfish. To punch up your fish's colors even more add some oranges and watermelon to its diet. Sun Exposure During the summer when the sun is shining you get a tan; during the winter you don't. It's the same thing with koi. Their scales can change color depending on their exposure to that bright…
    …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…
    …recommended to remove fountains for the winter so they do not get damaged during icy conditions so your fish would be without pond aeration for the winter. Additionally a fountain can get pretty costly when you are operating it 24/7. An aeration system is designed to be used in the chilly winter
    …survived the season. These winter fish kills occur when the ice prevents gas exchange and reduces the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water. Michigan DNR fish production manager Gary Whelan says that shallow lakes ponds and streams are particularly vulnerable to winterkill. Winterkill begins…
    …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 slowly…
    …significant damage to the ice. Instead use the rink when it's cold enough outside to keep that slick surface intact. Skate Away! Now that you've learned how to grow good ice rink ice how to set up and create a winter wonderland and how to maintain the rink all season long it's time to get busy…
    …chemicals to control growth. A pond at this point is said to be eutrophic or teeming with enough excess debris to support algae and weed growth. Aeration and beneficial bacteria such as the products in the ClearPAC Plus can be used to reduce current muck and prevent build up. Read more here: How to