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Spring Clean Up



    …of thumb is 1 fish (5" long) for every 10 square feet of surface area. Problem: Debris build up. Solution: Leaves, fish waste, and other organic material accumulate in a pond. Cleaning your pond in the spring will get your pond off to a great start for the season. Here is an easy step-by-step guide…



    …feed them.Step 10 - Clean up & add natural bacteria. Give your pond a boost by adding your first dose of Seasonal Defense®. This cold water beneficial bacteria helps replenish winter bacteria loss, to further boost biological filters and break down waste. Follow up with routine maintenance…



    …eventually stop feeding until spring when the water warms up. Only feed your game fish when water temperatures is above 50°F (10°C). When temperatures get colder, fish are almost in a state of hibernation and will live off their stored body fat until spring. Once water temperatures are above…



    After your spring pond cleaning would it be nice to just sit back, relax, and watch the fish swim? It can be that easy with just some light maintenance throughout the season. Water Treatments The DefensePAC® has everything you need to help keep your pond clean and clear for up to six months. The…



    …healthy pond does not just happen, you create and maintain it. One key element to a clean, healthy and balanced ecosystem is natural bacteria. These bacteria break down excess organic material leaving behind a clean and healthy pond. With the different options for bacteria products out there, you…



    …inside for the winter. If any of the media looks worn or torn, start a list for items to be replaced during spring start up. UV Clarifiers For UV clarifiers, disassemble the unit and clean the quartz sleeve with a soft cloth and a descaler such as white vinegar or CLR. A UV bulb's effectiveness…



    …save you up to 80% compared buying a pre-cut size designed for your filtration system. The filter pads we offer can be cut using a bread knife or heavy-duty pair of scissors. Use your old filter pad as a template to make sure you get the right fit.Restart with Bacteria After cleaning or replacing…



    …made up of dozens of thin rods that provide plenty of surface area for beneficial bacteria to thrive. Two hundred of the bioballs in a mesh bag will filter about 1,000 gallons of water in a pond with a minimal fish load. Compared to lava rock, bio balls have some definite benefits. * Easy to Clean:



    …or used year round. Make sure you clean leaves and debris off the netting often - a leaf blower makes quick work of that. If debris is left to accumulate, the netting could become weighted down and collapse into the pond. Not only will the leaves and debris end up in the pond, your plants and fish…



    …will discuss the best ways to prevent the fish from becoming ill in the first place.Be Proactive The first line of defense is keeping pond water clean and clear of debris, fish waste and other organic material. If you are considering adding fish to your pond, think about how many fish your pond can…



    …If the intensity of your light is fading or the bulb burned out replace the bulbs or give those lenses a good scrubbing as they accumulate debris or algae overtime. Do not use chemicals or household cleaning agents. We also recommend cleaning lighting during your spring clean-out.



    …that it can be pretty stinky, but what exactly is muck? What is Muck? Muck is made up of plants and animal waste. It is caused from dying and decaying organics. If you feed your fish, any uneaten fish food will end up decaying at the bottom of the pond. Remember, feeding fish too much or using a low…