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    …During the winter, we recommend moving the diffuser sticks to half your maximum depth. This will help to reduce ice formation and keep a pocket of warm water for your fish at the bottom of the pond. Got questions on how to know which kit is right for your pond? Check out our article How to Choose…



    …your flowing waterfall can help take the 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 aeration kits and de-icers which provide aeration, ventilation and circulation throughout the winter months. Here is a step-by-step approach on how to prepare your water garden for the winter. Now, let's get started: Tools to Get Started Here are some items to get you started: To Keep You Dry:…



    …are a few pointers to help you prepare your plants for the winter ahead. Know your Zone: Like terrestrial plants, aquatic plants are sensitive to varying temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zone Map is based on the average minimum winter temperature and is the basis for determining which plants will…



    …debris at the bottom of the pond during winter can be detrimental to fish and overall pond health. Debris left in the water to decay over the winter adds ammonia to the water, causing stress to your fish. * Winter - Pond netting should not be used in winter. Remove your pond nets when the last of…



    …fountains for the winter so they do not get damaged during icy conditions, so your fish would be without pond aeration for the winter. Additionally, a fountain can get pretty costly when you are operating it 24/7. An aeration system is designed to be used in the chilly winter months and is an…



    …water column or at the bottom of the pond – which is something your fish will thank you for. * Winter Water Quality – Though your fish and filtration system go dormant for the winter, the organic debris will continue to decompose and release gas into the water column. When ice is formed…



    …designed to give your pond a fresh start which will translate into clearer water and happy fish. If leaves and debris are minimal from the fall & winter, a quick vacuum and a 20% water change may be enough to get your pond ready for the spring. Be sure to check your equipment and add proper…



    Keeping a hold open on the surface of your pond during winter is imperative to your fish's safety. A de-icer maintains an open hole in the ice to allow toxic gases to escape. Finding the correct size de-icer to overwinter your pond is not as difficult as it sounds, but every de-icer is different, so…



    …natural solution to maintaining a clean and healthy pond and is safe to use in ponds with fish and other wildlife. Barley can be used during the winter months when other pond treatments are ineffective. Barley products are available in a variety of different forms, such as straw bales, pellets, and…



    …version of a snorkel to get air from outside the pond, Japanese Trapdoor Snails get oxygen from the water using their gills. Therefore, during winter they can stay in the warmer water at the bottom, rather than coming up to the frigid surface. As with fish and plants, snails cannot survive if…



    …any water lost to splashing or evaporation. * Inspect your Gadgets - Periodically, take time to check your feature's pump, tubing, and connectors to ensure that they are sound and functioning correctly. If cold weather is approaching, double check your pump manual for winterization recommendations.