Top Winter Pond Tips

Keeping a healthy winter pond will give you a head start come Spring. There’s not much to do in the winter, but a few useful tips will make life easier when Spring has finally sprung. 1. Stop feeding fish when temperatures drop below 50 degrees. Use a cold weather food above 50 degrees until mid […]

Pond Fish Nutrition

Pond Fish Nutrition Feeding your fish the right food at the right time is essential for their health. Additionally, there are foods tailored to your preferences and goals. Let’s say you want really big fish like my customer Mario. He cracks me up because he will always buy the biggest fish in the store. When […]

Going Natural in Your Pond Part 3 - DE-CHLORINATOR ALTERNATIVE

DE-CHLORINATOR ALTERNATIVE One of our best sellers is the hose-end filter. It’s a natural and cost effective de-chlorinator alternative. It attaches at the end of your hose or at the spigot and removes chlorine and chloramines.It filters up to 5 microns and is made out of granular activated carbon.It’s effective up to 10,000 gallons or […]

Going Natural in Your Pond Part 2 - FISH HEALTH

FISH HEALTH A. To help keep your fish healthy, try Thera-p by Microbelift. It works by reducing environmental stress; promotes rapid fish growth, and increases resistance to pathogens and parasites. It oxidizes both ammonia and nitrites. It’s great when fish overpopulation exists, and when oxygen levels are down. B. Another great natural product is Koi […]

Going Natural in Your Pond Part 1 - NATURAL ALGAE CONTROL

FOR NATURAL ALGAE CONTROL A. Barley products work great as an algae preventitive. The.The interesting story behind how barley was proven effective against algae was by accident; a load of barley got dropped into an algae infested waterway. Apparently, the compound in barley inhibits the growth of algae. Liquid Barley extract by Microbelift is the […]

Pond Biz Email Blast - Earth Day - LET"S GO AU NATUREL FOR EARTH DAY!

In celebration of Earth Day let’s look at some natural alternatives for some common pond problems.It all starts with balance. When a pond is in balance it virtually takes care of itself. Finding the source of an imbalance can save time and $$$! Let’s go through some key points to help you identify if you’re […]

How do our turtles survive the winter?

Well the answer is simple, by hibernating. But, the hibernation itself is a little more interesting. To prepare for winter hibernating animals build up large fat reserves then lower their metabolic rate so that they can sleep through the colder months when food is scarce using the fat they’ve built up to keep themselves alive. […]

Planning Ahead for the Health of Your Koi

While it is the beginning of February, winter is far from over for many parts of the country. While other areas will start seeing some warming over the next few weeks. We want you to be prepared to take care of your fish as temperatures warm. Your fish have been sitting near the bottom of […]

What is your Pond Hardiness Zone?

Here is a blurb from the garden.com site about the Hardiness Zone map. “The 1990 USDA Hardiness Zone Map The USDA Hardiness Zone Map is one of several maps developed to provide this critical climate information. The USDA map is the one most gardeners in the eastern United States rely on, and the one that […]

Vacuums - The Best Way to Clean Your Pond

Posted in our October Newsletter It’s come to be the time of year where your pond really needs a thorough cleaning and there are so many different products out there that you may feel a little overwhelmed with all the choices. Today I’m going to show you a couple vacuums that really stand out and […]