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    Filtration is a key component to every healthy water garden. When buying a filter select one that is rated for your pond size or larger. If you have a heavier debris load due to an overpopulation of fish or a nearby tree you may want to consider getting a filter one size larger. Remember you cannot…
    …those pesky birds. * Improved Water Quality: Aquatic plants are like nature's water filter. Not only are they removing excess nutrients from the pond but they also release oxygen during photosynthesis. If your water garden has issues with algae growth or cloudy water consider incorporating more…
    …up job in a larger water garden too. Simply pull the PondSkim through the water and clear 5' at a time. The 1/4 mesh netting hangs 18 from the float to catch suspended debris. When you pull it up out of the water it will form a scoop so no debris falls back into the water. Scissors & Pliers…
    …tidy. In the fall we do not recommend giving your water garden a deep clean unless it really needs it.Problem: Not Enough Mechanical Filtration Solution: Mechanical filtration helps to remove the excess nutrients from the water column. As the water passes through the pond filter debris is removed…
    …into your pond. * Limitations of Water Features – Most water gardens rely solely on waterfalls fountains or spitters to circulate and aerate the water. These units can be effective; however they are only adding oxygen to the top portions of the water. This leaves many areas of the pond…
    …bacteria that consume the excess nutrients and convert them into a harmless gas. Have an existing algae bloom in your water garden that needs treatment? Check out our article How to Choose an Algae Control for tips on managing existing algae growth and different tools that are available to help…
    …show-stopping color. *} Goldfish Koi may be the living jewels of the pond world but you can choose from a variety of fish that are suitable for your water garden - most of which can be found at your local pet store. Some of our favorites include: Comets/Sarasa: Colorful and active these varieties of…
    …straw offers pond owners an attractive option to chemical products to manage water quality issues. The Science Behind Barley Barley straw has been widely used for decades to control water quality issues in many bodies of water including large reservoirs and canals. Researchers have yet to precisely…
    …PondAir will do the trick. Subsurface aeration works from the bottom up circulating water and increasing dissolved oxygen levels. When the sun goes down fish and plants both use dissolved oxygen in your pond water. By providing subsurface aeration oxygen levels stay high all day and night. Aeration…
    …saw them on your favorite DIY show. Water gardens and decorative features bring many benefits to your outdoor living space. Here are just a few to consider: * The Serenity of Flowing Water: Whether you are in an urban courtyard or suburban neighborhood moving water will give you a sense of privacy…
    …waterfall boxes water gardeners use. Water Garden Decorated with spitters plants lighting and other outdoor decor water gardens these ponds have become a popular addition to backyards. They can contain all types of fish with goldfish and koi being the most popular. Water gardens are typically less…
    …those excess nutrients in the water column with a water change you can discourage the growth of algae. * Fights Foam: Foam forms when excess organic material has accumulated in your water garden. When this nutrient-laden water pours down your waterfall the air and water collide causing the proteins…
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