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7 Secrets of Building a Koi Pond

Are you thinking of building a koi fish pond? Keeping these magnificent fish in your garden can be great fun and it is not as difficult as you might think. With the right care koi can live for decades and some can become almost a…
Butch
February 6, 2009
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Goldfish – How To Build Your Very Own Pond

If you're planning to keep your goldfish in a garden pond and you're also planning to build the pond yourself, then there are a few things you will need to know first. The tools you will need are a shovel, pond liner and underlayment, a…
Butch
February 6, 2009
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Koi Pond: is Ph Important?

It can mean the difference between life and death of your koi fish! Alkaline Koi Ponds Generally speaking, alkaline conditions are more common than acidic in ponds, especially the newer ones. If the pH remains over 8.5 for any length of time, the koi fish…
Butch
February 3, 2009
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More Pond Basics

Here are a few more basics about ponds from my pond information site: Cleaning In a healthy pond, with a properly functioning nitrogen cycle, water changes can be minimal. I still recommend a water change of 10-20% per month on a healthy, fully functional pond.…
Butch
February 2, 2009
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How To Build A Pond With A Waterfall

What type of pond You should consider first what type of pond you want, in this case pond with waterfall feature. Would it be a home for fish and plants, these are things that you should take into consideration as well. But please keep in…
Butch
February 2, 2009
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Pond Maintenance 101 Keeping Your Pond Clean

Most people have poor water quality and extra algae in their water gardens for one main reason; they don't do enough regular maintenance to keep their pond from turning into a green mess. Ponds need to be treated just like aquariums, and require weekly maintenance…
Butch
January 31, 2009
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Pond Supplies – A Must For Your Pond

Pond supplies are an important aspect for all pond owners. It is important for you to keep your pond clean as well as preserve your pond and add necessary supplies when required. Mentioned below are few pond supplies that are a requisite for every pond…
Butch
January 30, 2009
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Steps of the Pond Nitrogen Cycle

Did you know that manmade ponds rely on the same ecosystem principles that natural ponds do? Yes, for any manmade pond to thrive it must mirror the ecosystem of the natural world. One aspect of this is a pond nitrogen cycle. Understanding how this cycle…
Butch
January 28, 2009
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Prepare Pond for Fall and Winter

Fall is arriving and it is time to prepare your pond for fall and winter.  Pond netting, aeration and deicers are important items to consider when preparing your pond for the winter. Pond Netting: If you are in a wooded area or in an area…
Butch
January 27, 2009
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Easy Pond And Water Garden Construction

Today's successful water garden usually is designed as an ecosystem that uses a balance between fish, plants and bacteria keeping the water clear. The type of pond I'm talking about is self-contained (not fed by a spring or stream) and between 100-900 sq ft; a…
Butch
January 26, 2009
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Natural Pond Filters

Cleaning the pond regularly is essential for the healthy growth of the local pond ecosystem in your garden. The pond in your garden is a representative of a very complex habitat and the small and big creatures living there need a fresh and clean environment.…
Butch
January 24, 2009
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A Backyard Fish Pond

Water gardens and backyard ponds are for butterflies, frogs, birds, fish, you, and the whole family. These ponds may be small, may even be no larger than 3 to 4 feet in diameter. These may be built in patio containers and barrels. Drawing wildlife in…
Butch
January 23, 2009
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Ponds & Waterfalls: Water Living

We can’t live without it. Water is the very source of life That is why we are so strongly attracted to it. Maybe because we cannot live more than a few days without water, we want to have it close by. Most people would like…
Butch
January 23, 2009
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Ten Steps to a Thriving, Self-contained Pond

Creating a beautiful pond in your backyard with fish, a fountain, waterfalls and aquatic plants is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling hobby. By following a few fishpond guidelines, you can enjoy a private, secluded getaway that will melt away everyday stress with each passing fish.…
Butch
January 22, 2009
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The Importance Of A Pond Pump

A pond pump plays a major role in any man made pond, with out one the risk of the pond becoming stagnant is greatly increased due to the water standing still over a long period of time with little or no movement. A pond pump…
Butch
January 22, 2009