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O2 “Readings” Are Best Taken In The Morning.

O2 “Readings” are Best “Taken” in the Morning. If you plan or want to take very accurate measurements of your pond’s Oxygen  (O2) content, the “readings” should be done only in the morning, preferably between 6 and 7 AM, when Oxygen levels are peaking up. It is well known among biologists that all living plants and possibly even some Oxygen-requiring algae consume  O2 during the night, and in the morning, O2 levels are usual ...


Regularly Check Pumps, Pipes And Tubing

Regularly Check Your Pond’s Pumps & Pipes, Tubings, etc., Even the Seemingly-Functioning Ones. You’ll never know when one of them needs oiling or a “rest” (you should have a backup or two at all times), or they will “blow” a gasket or a membrane, etc. Clogged or corroded pipings or tubings can also present problems, as well as those which have developed a crack. Also, check for some algae or organic-material buildup inside your ...


Water Lilies Are On A Stalk Above The Water

Normally, the flowers and leaves of lilies lie on the water. But sometimes, the flowers and leaves on a stem protrude too high above the water’s surface, and the lily plant itself becomes too large, so it must be trimmed or “weighed down” so that they remain on the water’s surface. But keeping the leaves big in the summer is okay because they provide a protective “shade” for the pond’s fishes. Some breeds of lilies, such as the N ...