If there is one thing that new, and even experienced pond owners need from time to time, it is pond advice. We have over 20 years of experience in all aspects of pond keeping, fish husbandry and cultivating plants. Chances are, that if it can happen, it has probably already happened to us, and we have found a solution to the problem ,or a way to prevent it from happening in the first place. We have taken the time to write down some helpful pond advice, tips and information on some of the more common questions that people ask us.
Algae in the Pond – Algae is one of the most common pond problems. Here are a few effective ways to solve get rid of algae.
Green Pond Water Fix – an in depth look at controlling one of the most irritating types of algae that grows in ponds.
Clear Water Plants – a guide to the most effective aquatic plants to keep your pond water clear naturally.
Acclimating Pond Fish – An informative video with tips on choosing and acclimating your new pond fish in your pond.
Bringing Koi & Goldfish Indoors For Winter – In colder climates, bringing you pond fish inside for the winter is an option you might want to consider
Feeding Koi At Different Temperatures – Temperature plays a very important role in how much, how often and the type of food you feed your pond fish.
Fish In The Pond – Here is some information about some of the more common varieties of fish that people keep in their ponds
How To Train Your Fish To Eat From Your Hand – Your fish will be eating from the palm of your hand after reading this.
How To Treat Ulcers In Koi And Goldfish Red sores / ulcers can be very dangerous to fish if not treated, luckily they are not hard to treat if caught early
Important Pond Temperatures in Spring – Spring is a critical season for your pond, especially with regards to pond temperatures and koi and goldfish.
Introducing New Fish To Your Pond – Adding fish to your pond can be risky, but not if you follow the proper procedures
Koi Disease Diagnosis & Treatment – A look at the bacteria and parasites that can affect your fish and how to treat them
Pond Salt – Pond salt has many uses in the pond, from treating parasites to helping with nitrite toxicity.
Quarantine Procedures for New Fish – Properly quarantining new fish is very important, and might just save your collection of fish in your pond.
Koi Spawning Behaviour & Development – Once koi reach 3-4 years of age they are usually ready to spawn. Here are the signs to look for when they spawn, as well as some information about how the baby koi develop.
Selecting the Best Koi Food – New! Koi food comes in a wide range of prices and varieties. Know what to look for when choosing a koi food.
Ammonia in Ponds or Aquariums – The Invisible Killer – Learn more about Ammonia, causes, effects and how to lower it in your pond
How to Choose The correct Size Pond Tubing – Choosing the correct diameter of tubing is crucial in how well your pump will perform.
How to Increase Your Pond Filtration – a few techniques to increase the filtration capacity of your existing pond filter
How To Design LED Landscape and Pond Lighting Systems – Create a beautifully lit backyard or pond with a few easy steps
Choosing the Best Pond Vacuum – New! – A breakdown of the most popular pond vacuums, their features, how they work and more.
Pond Calculator – Easily calculate your required pond liner size, recommended pump size and pond volume with this handy calculator
Spring Pond Cleaning & Pond Start-Up – Here is a step by step guide to follow when opening your pond in the spring
Water Lilies For shaded Ponds – A list of hardy water lilies that will grow and bloom in partial shade
Large Pond Aeration – The Key to a Clear Natural Pond – explaining the many benefits of subsurface pond aeration
How to Size an Aeration System for a Large Pond – an detailed look at how pond size, depth and shape affect the type of subsurface aeration system needed for a pond
Large Pond Weed & Plant Identification Guide – a guide to help you identify the most common pond weeds
Large Pond Weed Control – a look at submerged, shoreline and floating pond weeds and how to control them.,
Large Pond Algae Control – algae can be a pond owners worst problem. Here is a look at the different types of algae and how to control them.
Large Pond Muck & Sludge Control – muck, sludge and organic debris are the biggest cause of water clarity problems and escessive alge growth in ponds. Here’s how to effectively reduce the muck in your pond