July 1, 2016

When Building A Pond, Make Sure It’s Not Too Wide

There are many benefits of a not-too-wide pond; for instance, it will be easy to “shade” the whole pond (or portions of it) because you won’t have to purchase cloth (or other “shading” material) in unusual dimensions. It will also be easy to “section off” portions of the pond if you would say, want to temporarily “quarantine” some fishes, etc.The list of “benefits” for a not-too-wide pond go on and on.. ...

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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 usuall ...

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Buy Only The Most Delicate/Sensitive Of Water Testers

If you want to be most accurate in measuring your pond water’s chemical contents such as Ammonia, Nitrates, Nitrites, etc., then you’re better off buying those quite-expensive but very sensitive water testers which can detect the presence of even less than 1 mg per liter of these minute chemical substances. Testers which can only detect amounts in excess of 1 mg per liter should be considered worthless. ...

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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 Nym ...

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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 ...

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