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    …carrion (or dead animals). In a farm or swimming pond a snapping turtle might snap up some undesirable visitors like snakes.Nocturnal Activity A snapping turtle is mostly active at night but it does venture out during the day to scavenge and hunt for food. When C. serpentine is on dry land it…
    …is no better time to start planning for the upcoming season.Reflect on Past Seasons First before you buy new pond maintenance products recall your pond issues from last season. Were you fighting a recurring algae bloom did you dread stepping into the pond for a swim due to muck? Maybe your shoreline…
    …number to comprehend. That's a lot of microorganisms. With all those different types of bacteria it's safe to say that not all bacteria work the same way. PondClear™ and MuckAway™ for example both contain human- and animal-safe bacteria that will reduce nutrients and improve the overall…
    …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 about any outdoor adventure. But remember to always play safe making sure you always supervise children…
    for aquatic use have none of these warnings because they have not been tested for their effects on the pond habitat. In fact some products can actually be considered a contaminant to the aquatic environment - and you don't want that right?Obey the EPA Even if you don't consume your game fish swim in…
    …water pond dye is completely safe for agriculture and irrigation purposes. Immediately after treatment you can use your pond for recreation fishing and other activities. While it's not recommended for ponds that provide drinking water for humans it's safe for swimming as well as watering horses…
    …adding pond salt to the water to keep fish stress down and also help prevent diseases.Keep the Fry Safe Once the fry emerge from their eggs they can't swim and will need a protected area that's safe from natural predators like tadpoles frogs and koi. Make sure you give them plenty of coverage with…
    …less than a snail's speed. Don't try to get them to move or swim or wake up from their slumber. Keep an eye on them but leave them alone until they wake up on their own when temperatures warm back up. Then when the water warms you can begin feeding them again and enjoying them for yet another year!
    …is simple. Place the transportation bag in a shaded area of the pond and let float for 15-20 minutes. This allows fish to slowly adjust to water temperatures in your pond. Next open the bag and let the fish swim out on their own. If you are adding fish to a pond where fish are already present…
    …population in your pond thriving make sure they have safe places to spend their time like in the Porcupine® Fish Attractor Spheres. The spheres with their PVC-pipe barbs provide a safe spawning habitat and a refuge for young fish. For additional details check out our article about fish…