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    …EcoBoost: This bacteria booster that has no temperature restrictions so 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. Keeping up on regular maintenance will help to keep…
    …muck. Start in the 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. The…
    …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…
    …habits. Koi goldfish and other species are cold blooded and take cues from the water temperature. At pond temperatures of 50°F and above your fish will be active and ready for their summer diet. When temperatures are lower your finned friends will slow down to get ready to go dormant for winter.…
    …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…
    …until spring when the water warms up. Only feed your game fish when the water temperature is above 50°F (10°C). When temperatures become 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
    …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…
    …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…
    …still be able to survive. As the temperatures begin to 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…
    …For fish smaller than 4 you can crush up pellets into smaller pieces. Buffet Options When selecting a food make sure to double check the temperature recommendations on the package. You will also want to use a thermometer so you know the water's temperature. Never feed your fish when the water is…
    …water temperature reaches 39º Fahrenheit (or about 4º Celsius). Before long the water on top cools enough to freeze. As it does so the liquid molecules transform into solid ice crystals--and those expand and space themselves out as they form which is why ice floats and why it takes up more…
    …PL Gel on your filter media and let it set for 1-2 hours before putting it back in your filter unit. Good filtration starts with good media. When starting your pond in the spring and periodically through the season make sure to check filters are in good working order. Doing so will save you time…
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