Pond Maintenance

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How to Reduce Turbidity in Pond Water (Best Methods)

Turbidity is a common issue in both ornamental and aquaculture ponds, especially those with earthen floors. It occurs when fine particles, such as clay soil, become suspended in the water column, giving the pond a muddy or murky appearance. In this article, we will discuss the different types of turbidity, the causes behind it, and … Read more

How to Drain a Garden Pond

Whether you’re looking to clean out a large pond or small garden pond, there are a few easy ways to do the job quickly and easily. Whether you’re using a siphon hose or a submersible pump, you’ll be able to use these methods to drain a garden pond. Method 1: Using a Submersible Pond Pump … Read more

How to Clean Pond Filter Media

Keeping your pond filter clean is necessary to maintain the health of your fish and prevent your water from becoming a nuisance. Debris and wastes build up in pond filters over time and this is harmful to the beneficial bacteria that live in the bio-media. This can lead to a sludge build-up and can even … Read more

How to Oxygenate a Pond Without Electrical Pumps

Trying to oxygenate a pond without electrical pumps can be a challenge, but there are several different ways to accomplish this. These methods include using natural pond plants, solar power fountain pumps, and a windmill system. Method 3 Natural Pond Plants Using plants to oxygenate a pond is a natural way to improve water quality. … Read more

What Kind of Lime Is Best for Ponds?

Whether you are planning to build a new pond, or need to treat an existing one, the type of lime you choose is critical. Lime is a chemical compound that can improve water quality and increase pond productivity. However, liming can also cause problems if used improperly. Fortunately, there are several different types of lime … Read more

When to Stock Fish in Your Backyard Pond

If you want to stock your pond with fish, the first question you have to ask yourself is: When is the best time to buy? Here are some tips to help you determine the right time to add fish to your pond. Preparing Ponds Before Buying Fish is Very Important If you’re considering adding fish … Read more

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How to Kill Cattails in Ponds Naturally

Whether you’re trying to clear out your garden pond of unwanted cattails or you just want to keep them from appearing, there are some effective methods that you can use to kill the plants. These natural methods will help you remove the plant without having to use chemicals which, of course, is a good thing. … Read more