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Koi Ponds can Prevent West Nile VirusThere 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
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.more
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
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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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
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
How Aquaponics WorksAquaponics 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
Planting and care instructions
for Aquatic plantsWe 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.
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