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How To Winterize Pond

    With cold weather approaching it is important to know how to prepare your pond and fish to withstand the harsh winter. Over the course of a year your pond will accumulate debris and organics such as leaves twigs grass clippings and fish waste. Removing this debris will ensure oxygen levels stay as…
    …what red flags to look for while the ice is forming. We begin with the basics. Understanding How Ice Forms Ever wonder exactly how ice forms? Here's a quick lesson for you. When the air temperature cools in the late fall and early winter the water on the surface of your lake or pond loses its heat…
    …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…
    …- 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…
    …new rocks fish or even plants to your pond.How to Get Rid of Leeches in a Pond Due to the nuisance most pond owners want to know how to remove leeches from their pond. Because leeches live in the muck and detritus in shallow areas of your pond or lake it's crucial to keep up with weed maintenance so…
    …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
    …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 introduce them to their new home. Bring fish out in a bucket and periodically add a small amount of pond water every 5-10…
    …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.…
    …ice. Prevention You can't bring your fish back to life but you can prevent winterkill from happening in the future by aerating your pond year-round with an aeration system. Here's how it works: * It reduces the amount of decomposing debris in the pond encouraging the colonization of beneficial…
    …surface of your pond during winter is imperative to your fish's safety. A de-icer maintains an open hole in the ice to allow toxic gases to escape. Finding the correct size de-icer to overwinter your pond is not as difficult as it sounds but every de-icer is different so make sure to double check…
    …and driving to a favorite fishing hole you can pull on your waders and head out to your own pond whenever the fish are biting! * Provides water fun for everyone: From paddle boating and swimming in the summer to ice skating and ice fishing in the winter a pond or lake will be sure to satisfy just…
    …in your pond which act as fertilizer for algae growth. Aeration makes these bacteria 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…
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