Pond Advice

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Algae killing pond fish in heatwave

Pond fish around the country are dying because the heatwave is causing algae to grow at an alarming rate.Redditch Borough Council were alerted to dead fish floating on top of the water on July 18 and 20 fish had to be cleared out.The heat triggered algae within the pond to grow faster than usual which starved the pond of oxygen.A council spokeswoman said there would be no need to replace the...

Top 10 pond maintenance tips

Ponds are a lovely addition to any garden and can create a beautiful and serene retreat. But it is of course important to maintain the pond to keep it healthy and in tip-top condition.Keep algae under control. Rake it away from the surface or invest in a pond UV clarifier. These eliminate the unsightly green water by exposing it to UV radiation. Check the filter regularly and clean it if nec...

Why use a pond vac?

Out of all the things that need to be done to keep our ponds in good condition and ensure that any fish stay healthy, one of the most essential things to include is a pond vac.The removal of all the dirt and sludge that gathers at the bottom of the pond is an important task. Pond vacs are great for sucking out the rubbish which accumulates in the pond, contaminating the water and causing prob...

Live plants for your first pond

You have dug your hole, chosen your pond liner and you have your pond pump and filter up and running, but something is missing. Your pond, to put it bluntly still looks like a big hole full of water.What your pond needs is plants and lilies to really give it that water garden look.The first thing you need is a suitable plant basket depending on the size of your plants and pond's...

Which pond pump

pond filter pump

Pond pumps help to bring the water to life and give it a calm relaxing flow. Some pumps have the ability to create a waterfall effect.It’s important to remember that pond pumps need to be given a little TLC every now and again. All they need is a bit of a clean and the filter may occasionally need to be replaced to ensure the smooth running of the pond. The amount of time that you’re able ...

Pond Season has begun!

With spring finally sprung, and your fish becoming more active, now is the time to act and to start the new season off well to help you have a successful and enjoyable experience this season.It is key to start off with a clean pond. Ponds have accumulated a lot of muck over the winter period. While removing the muck make sure to remove all fish and put them in a holding tank as rotting vegetatio...

An introduction to keeping koi carp

The Koi carp is a beautifully coloured fish that has steadily grown in popularity in the UK since the late 1960s. Initially bred as a mutant in the rice fields of Japanese farmers, it has since become a worldwide phenomenon.Before venturing in the fascinating world of Koi keeping though, you have to consider a few things. You have to allow a considerable part of your budget to first set up th...

Ponds, pond pumps and winter care

Pond season is about to start so it may be time to replenish the supplies, or if you're new to pond keeping a perfect time to start. If you are new to pond keeping you need to decide what kind of pond you want.Once you have weighed up the size of pond you want you can then choose how you want to build the pond itself. Most people will dig a hole and use a pond liner, but you can also go for a pr...

Winter pond care

What happens to my pond during winter?During winter your pond undergoes signficant changes. As the temperature lowers the fish will enter a state of hybernation, in which their metabolism and activity will greatly reduce. There is also a risk of the ice freezing over and with the presence of pond plants proper maintenance and cleaning is required.Winter pond care is very important to the healt...

UV Clarifier maintenance: Basic care and repairs

"Most people who keep a pond, take an interest in their equipment, know what's in there and know how to take care of it, and rightly so," says Swell warehouse manager Phil Cross."Unfortunately," he adds, "some people like the idea of a decorative pond, like looking at it, but don't like the idea of looking after it. They don't realise that by not maintaining the equipment they are damaging the...

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