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Pond Advice & Tips

Pond Advice & Tips

Tips and ideas to help you make your pond look its best

One thing new and even experienced pond owners need from time to time is pond advice. We have years of experience in all aspects of pond keeping. Chances are, that if it can happen, it has probably happened to us, and we have found a solution to the problem. 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.

pond advice and tips Hydrosphere Water Gardens

Acclimating Pond Fish – An informative video with tips on choosing and acclimating your new pond fish in your pond.

eliminating algae in the pond

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.

ammonia nitrogen cycle in ponds

Ammonia in Ponds or Aquariums – The Invisible Killer – Learn more about Ammonia, causes, effects and how to lower it in your pond

Portable koi tub

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

Pond advice Clear water plants

Clear Water Plants – a guide to the most effective aquatic plants to keep your pond water clear naturally.

feeding koi at different temperatures

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.

pond filtration Hydrosphere The Pond Experts

Filtration – a brief introduction to pond filtration basics

keeping 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

green pond water fix

Green Pond Water Fix – an in depth look at controlling one of the most irritating types of algae that grows in ponds.

choosing the correct size pond tubing

How to Choose The correct Size Pond Tubing – Choosing the correct diameter of tubing is crucial in how well your pump will perform.

install LED pond lighting system

How To Design LED Landscape and Pond Lighting Systems – Create a beautifully lit backyard or pond with a few easy steps 

how to increase pond filtration

How to Increase Your Pond Filtration – a few techniques to increase the filtration capacity of your existing pond filter

how to join EPDM pond liner

How to Join EPDM Rubber Pond Liners – a step-by-step guide about how to properly join pond liner

how to plant water lilies

How to Plant Water Lilies – Tips on how to get the biggest blooms from your water lilies

how to select a pond pump

How To Select A Pond Pump – Tips on what to look for in a pump and how to select the proper size.

train your fish to eat from your hand

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 fish

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

Important Pond Temperatures in Spring – Spring is a critical season for your pond, especially with regards to pond temperatures and koi and goldfish.

adding new fish to your pond

Introducing New Fish To Your Pond – Adding fish to   your pond can be risky, but not if you follow the proper procedures

koi anatomy

Koi Anatomy –  A diagram of a koi with the external features  labelled

fish disease diagnosis and treatment

Koi Disease Diagnosis and Treatment – How to recognize and treat diseases of koi, goldfish and aquarium fish

first aid kit for fish

Koi First Aid Kit – a list of all the basic things you need to have on hand in case of a fish emergency

koi varieties guide

Koi Varieties Guide – Picture and descriptions of the most common koi varieties

koi spawning behaviour

Koi Spawning Behaviour & Development – Here’s what you can expect to see if your fish spawn.

pond design tips

Pond Design Tips – A few tips and ideas you should consider if you are planning to build a pond

pond calculator

Pond Calculator – Easily calculate your required pond liner size, recommended pump size and pond volume with this handy calculator  

quarantine for new fish

Quarantine Procedure For New Koi Fish – How to quarantine new fish before introducing them into your pond

pond salt

Salt In The Pond – Salt has many uses in the pond, especially for your fish

spring pond cleaning

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

how to build a winter pond cover

Winter Pond Cover Design – Here is a description of how to build a winter pond cover.

winter pond preparation

Wintererizing Your Pond  – Here are a few pointers to help you get your pond ready for winter