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 […]

The Importance of Water Changes

Algae control part 2

  Read Algae Control Part 1. For long term algae control, prevention is always the best policy. Barley straw products and phosphate removers do a good job when used regularly. Barley Straw by Microbelift or barley bales work well. Excess phosphates lead to algae bloom. They occur primarily from decaying vegetation and debris,but can also […]

Algae Control Part 1

Algae is usually the #1 problem for pond owners. But when treated accurately, algae can be controlled. Firstly, the most important thing to know is which type of algae you have in order to choose the right product. Basically there are 2 categories of algae: If you have green water algae, that is, if you scoop up […]

Bacterial diseases in Koi

We all love Koi fish for their delicate grace and unearthly beauty. However, they do tend to be somewhat fragile and disease-prone. Luckily, there are many ways to combat common problems, like bacterial infections, and prevent fish from becoming sick in the first place. Bacterial infections can come up frequently, in koi, and must be […]

PondBiz Blog: Fish Health and Parasites

Koi fish are prized for their loveliness and ability to bring a pond to life! However, because they have been selectively bred for beauty and not strength, koi tend to be somewhat prone to parasitic attack. Fish parasites are all microscopic organisms that live inside the fish and gradually cause a myriad of health problems […]

Healthy Water = Happy Fish

Koi fish are prized for their delicate grace and beauty. They instantly bring a pond to life! However, because they have been selectively bred for beauty and not strength, Koi can be somewhat fragile; however, there are many things we can do to help them thrive in a water garden. Most importantly, we can closely […]