Yearly Archives: 2013

Pond Maintenance: How to achieve a naturally balanced pond: Biological vs Mechanical

Pond Maintenance

How to achieve a naturally balanced pond

Biological vs Mechanical

[clear] Filtration is very critical to pond maintenance. Not only does it help in removing excess nutrients from the water but it also provides beneficial bacteria for the pond. There are generally two types of filtration system, biological and mechanical.

Mechanical Pond Filter System

Mechanical filters primarily filter the water outside of the pond. Some skim the debris off of the pond surface for removal and captures debris that
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Koi – 101: Top Koi care questions

Koi - 101

Top 12 Koi care questions

Everyday here at our pond supply and water garden supply store we get a lot of questions about Koi care. I wanted to take a moment and answer the top "12 Koi Care Questions". Hope this helps and don't forget if you have any questions, please stop by our local pond supply store where you can view a large variety of pond supplies and pond plants. [clear] 1. Maximum life span is over 100 years in
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Koi Ponds can Prevent West Nile Virus

Koi Ponds can Prevent West Nile Virus

There are many reasons that home owners might decide to install a Koi pond on their property. In addition to their unique beauty, they also bring a sense of tranquility to any area. The many different pond plants that can be incorporated along with the Koi give you more tools for creating the look that you prefer. It is easy to find the quality of assorted aquatic plants in Los
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How to protect against West Nile virus

How to protect against West Nile virus - Pond Talk. With the recent news that Los Angeles County has become extremely low on mosquito fish, the importance of a carefully preserved fish population has once again come to the surface.
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Do I really have to leave my pond pump and filter on 24 hours a day?

Do I really have to leave my pond pump and filter on 24 hours a day?

This is a question I get on almost a daily basis. Now I realize everyone wants to save a little money on electricity or they are trying to save the planet by conserving. But not on your Koi pond or your water garden- Please! We carry many, many pond pumps have we have chosen because they work well and are very energy efficient. In some cases electric companies
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What is the difference between a Tropical Water lily and a Hardy Water lily?

What is the difference between a Tropical Water lily and a Hardy Water lily?

This is a great question that I get asked very often. They are both very beautiful in their own way. But there are some big differences. Hardy water lilies retain their leaves all year long. So in the cold winter months although small they will have leaves. Tropical water lilies do not. When it gets colder than 55 degrees they
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Does the temperature of my pond water effect the oxygen supply?

Does the

temperature

of my pond

water

effect the

oxygen supply?

The temperature of your pond water has a profound effect on the amount of dissolved oxygen available in the pond. The hotter the water the less oxygen it can hold, therefore cold water holds much more oxygen. Using a small bubbler, air pump or aerator adds enough oxygen for most size ponds in the winter. Most pond fish do not require a lot of oxygen in the winter because of hibernation.

Warm water has a low capacity

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