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    …Fish FoodStep 1 - Prepare for Shutdown Once all of the leaves have fallen begin your Fall pond maintenance and remove any pond netting and shut down your pond for winter. Pond Netting should be stored indoors to keep it safe from wear and tear due to heavy snowfall and ice. Next access your…
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  • …night is one way to stretch some of your hard-earned cash. Think again! Though most pumps do cost a nominal amount of money to run 24/7 if you shut yours down each night you could be affecting your pond's water quality and your fishes' health and that could cost you even more in the long run. Check…
    …edge off the frosty winter chill but it may cause more stress for you – and your fish – in the long run. Before you decide to run or shut down your water garden for winter here are a few points to consider. * Ice Dams: In northern climates with near- or sub-freezing conditions ice can…
    Just like your car regularly scheduled maintenance will keep your plants in top performance. From start up to shut down we have tips to help you check off your to-do list.Divvy in Spring When the ice starts to melt it means that spring is just around the corner. Start the pond season off by thawing…
    …the plates are closer to the surface they will also work better to keep a hole open in the ice. If you have a larger system plan to completely shut down some of the valves. * Clean filters and inspect your compressor. Have you cleaned your air filter in the past three to six months? Have you…
    …Oxy-Lift™ Defense® the task is made even easier. Here we've outlined five simple steps for cleaning your waterfall using Oxy-Lift.* Power down your pump. Before you begin turn off your waterfall's pump to stop the water flow and allow it to drain from the feature. Oxy-Lift works best when…
    As the cool weather comes your fish go into hibernation and you shut your filter down for the season. Though things slow down not all the natural processes in your pond come to a complete halt. The organic debris that accumulated during the summer and fall will continue to decompose and as it does…
    …or above. Here's what we recommend. Lower The Water Level in Your Pond If you plan to shut-down your water garden you should drain the water down below the skimmer opening and leave water in the bottom of the pond. The reason for this is to help prevent some shifting within the water garden.…