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News and new products at Hydrosphere The Pond Experts

pond feeding thermometer

Is it Time to Start Feeding Your Pond Fish?

Is it Time to Start Feeding Your Pond Fish? The weather is slowly starting to warm up, maybe the ice has even melted from your pond, but is it time to start feeding your pond fish? That depends on the temperature of your pond.  Koi and goldfish should be fed only when the water temperature...
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pond algae control products

Best Pond Algae Control Products

Best Pond Algae Control Products Algae in ponds is the most common problem faced by pond owners. There are thousands of different species of algae, but in backyard ponds, algae generally grows in 2 basic forms: Microscopic Free Floating Algae that turns pond water cloudy green / brown. Often referred to as ‘pea soup’ algae, it can...
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How to Plant a Water Lily

How to Plant a Water Lily

How to Plant a Water Lily You just purchased a water lily, it likely came in a very small pot which is far too small for it. Or maybe a friend split one of their large water lilies and gave you a piece of the tuber. Now what? If you would like to know  how...
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thermo-pond 3.0 heater de-icer

Winter Pond Checklist

Winter Pond Checklist If you haven’t checked your pond yet this winter, now is a good time to take a close look at your winter pond equipment, fish and water quality. Even though your pond may seem dormant during winter, many things are still going on under the ice. Although fish’s metabolisms are very slow...
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Winter Pond Cover

Inside Our Winter Pond Cover  After some very cold days and nights, I thought I should check inside our winter pond cover to see how things were doing. Each winter, for the past several years, we cover our koi pond with a temporary greenhouse structure or winter pond cover. This simple structure is made with...
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tank wintering koi indoors

Wintering Koi Indoors?

Wintering Koi Indoors? Now Is The Time Thinking about wintering koi indoors this year? Last winter was so harsh that many people lost some or all of their koi and goldfish from to the extreme conditions. Judging by the reports from our local customers, the majority of people in Ontario suffered major fish losses in their...
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Koi and Goldfish Fish Food

Feed Your Fish a Spring and Fall Fish Food

Feed Your Fish a Spring and Fall Fish Food Spring and Fall Fish Food, Cold Water Fish Food – whatever you may call it has one thing in common – Wheat Germ. A wheat germ based food for koi and goldfish has exceptional digestibility, especially at low temperatures. This is very important in colder climates...
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pond netting

Pond Netting – Keep Leaves Out of Your Pond

Pond Netting – Keep Leaves Out of Your Pond Autumn is here and  although the changing colour of the leaves is beautiful, having them fall from the trees into your pond is is not. Any leaves that do get into your pond will release tannins (tannic acid) into the water which turn it a tea...
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Bucket of Frogs

Frog Relocation

Bucket O’ Frogs Just a picture of a nice bunch of frogs we collected from someone who was closing down their pond temporarily and wanted  to give their frogs a good home for the winter. We released these in to our plant ponds where they should be extremely happy.
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