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Spring Start Up Article

    …and water clarity issues. Here is a step-by-step approach on how to perform a spring clean-out. We recommend performing a spring clean-out once a year. A spring clean-out is designed to give your pond a fresh start which will translate into clearer water and happy fish. If leaves and debris are…
    …it can be used year-round to bind phosphates that find their way into your pond or lake. You can use EcoBoost™ throughout the spring to give you a head start on pond season. * Algae Defense®: To be used only as needed this algae-destroyer treats troublesome floating filamentous algae…
    Spring You can start with the DefensePac® as soon as the ice melts and water temperatures are consistently above 40°F. The first products in the pack you'll use are Oxy-Lift™ Defense® and Seasonal Defense®. They're perfect for cleaning out your pond and prepping it for spring.
    …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 50°F start your…
    …bacteria such as Seasonal Defense Spring & Fall Prep should be used until water temperatures fall below 40°F. Seasonal Defense will further break down any remaining debris through the cooler part of the season and will give you a head start on spring pond management. You have now prepared…
    …dissolved oxygen levels in the pond can also be helpful with a simple aeration kit.Maintain Bacteria Levels In the early spring when established ponds are waking up after a long winter a similar cycling process will take place. Some nitrosomonas and nitrobacter will survive in your filtration…
    …gives them the nutrients they need to grow and add mass. In the spring and fall your fish will lack the digestive enzymes needed to break down their summer food so you will want to switch over to a wheat germ based diet like Spring & Fall Fish Food. This is a carbohydrate-heavy food that is…
    …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 your green thumb and dividing…
    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…
    …rise in the spring their hearts will begin to beat again and they will begin to thaw. When they are once again mobile they will actively search for a place to mate. Spring Serenade With the official start of spring you will soon be serenaded by the assembly of frogs and toads that set up camp at…
    …is on the heavy side consider going up a size when purchasing a filtration system.Once you have proper filtration be sure you have adequate circulation in your pond to boost oxygen levels to improve the health of the fish. Traditional waterfalls are a great start but may not be enough for the size…
    …access to the pond for fish feeding and maintenance. * Fall - This is prime pond cover net season. When the leaves start changing color pond owners know that they will eventually end up in the water. A large accumulation of debris at the bottom of the pond during winter can be detrimental to fish…