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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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 Ny ...

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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 p ...

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