Monthly Archives: February 2014
Ponds and the California drought
Ponds and the California droughtFoxNews .com writes "Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend $687 million to help drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies. The governor announced the legislative proposal during a news conference Wednesday, describing it as "a call to action" as the nation's most populous state deals with one of the driest periods on record."
So what does this mean to the pond and aquatic
A great article from Randy at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery
A great article from
Randy at Blue Ridge Fish HatcheryWe at Sunland Water Gardens have had a wonderful relationship with Blue Ridge for about 20 years. They provide some of the best domestically raised Koi and Goldfish in the United States. Since much of their stock comes directly from Japan they have a great quality Koi
Are aquatic plants dangerous to Koi
Are aquatic plants dangerous to KoiI have heard pond owners say they are afraid to add plants to Koi pond because of disease or parasites. Although it is possible for a few uncommon varieties of parasites to attach to plants it is unlikely that they would make their way to cause harm to your Koi or other pond fish. This is due most in part that aquatic
Feeding Koi in the winter
Feeding Koi in the winterFish, especially Koi seem to always be hungry even when in is very cold. I get asked all the time should I feed my Koi in the winter? They are always acting like they are hungry. Can they survive without eating all winter?
The rule is to never feed your Koi if the pond water is below 50.Some may
I have a U.V. light so why is my pond still green?
I have a U.V. light so why is my pond still green?Ok so you have done everything you have been taught and your pond is still green with algae. You have a good biological filter, you keep your pond pump running always and you have a U.V. unit and… green water.. What is wrong?? Most companies and even some pond supply retailers sell U.V. sterilizers as
Ponds can reduce stress
Ponds can reduce stressIt may not be a surprise to anyone who has had a pond or water garden that it is one of the best stress reducers you can find. Whether it is a morning coffee or the after dinner wine, sitting by the pond watching the dragonflies and Koi will help you to shake off the day. [clear]
I believe that water is part of our primal instincts.We
Will a homemade pond filter work?
Will a homemade pond filter work??I am asked all the time if a homemade pond filter will work. With some reservation I would have to say yes. Some people have a good amount of success making biological filters. They start out to be a bit cheaper but in many cases do not work or last quite as well. Having a good design is very important. [clear]
Important elements of homemade pond filtersThe most important element
Things to know before you choose a pond pump
Things to know before you choose a pond pumpOk, so you study every style pond pump and you have decided what kind of pump you want for your pond. But after you decide which type of pond pump you want then you need to consider several factors to increase your odds of making the best decision. [clear] These factors include:
Pond SizeThe pond size dictates the size of the more
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