Monthly Archives: June 2013

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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Do Koi have teeth?

Do Koi have teeth?

Koi are equipped with rather large teeth at the back of their throat. They do not use them defensively or aggressively but rather to process any hard-to-chew food they come across at the pond bottom. As the gill slits perforate the sides of the pharynx, along which the food passes, the delicate lamellac are protected by a series of stout bars called gill rakers. These lie
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How Aquaponics Works

How Aquaponics Works

Aquaponics is the ideal answer to a fish farmer’s problem of disposing of nutrient rich water and a hydroponic grower's need for nutrient rich water. Essentially, aquaponics mimics every natural waterway on earth. It is used to grow food crops in a concentrated, yet sustainable manner. And the great thing is the less you do the more successful you will be. Although it is nature at it's best it is not rocket science like hydroponics. The main input to
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Planting and care instructions for Aquatic plants

Planting and care instructions

for Aquatic plants

We recommend planting all plants in pots rather than directly in the bottom of the pond. This aids in the maintenance by making the containers retrievable, thus making plant care and pond cleaning easier. All plants do best in at least 5 hours of direct sunlight each day for maximum growth Fertilize free through out the growing season.  

Planting Tropical Water lilies

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Benefits to Your Health and Stress Relief from Ponds

Benefits to Your Health

and Stress Relief from Ponds

It is no secret that having a pond can bring tranquility to any area. What many people find surprising is that having their own pond filled with beautiful pond plants and Koi can have a very real impact on their health. Although stress is normal, too much of it can lead to health problems. It also interferes with leading a happy life. A water garden is
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