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Is your pond Always Cloudy with clumps of Green algae in it? Here are tips on fixing this issue:
Is your pond Always Cloudy with clumps of Green algae in it? Here are tips on fixing this issue:

Spring going into summer is the time of year when your pond may be turning a little green or cloudy. I bet you also notice this happening more right after…

Why isn’t my UV getting rid of my string algae?
Why isn’t my UV getting rid of my string algae?

One of the most common misconceptions out there in pond land is that a UV Sterilizer will help control surface algae (aka Filamentous Algae). The truth of the matter is, a…

Is it safe for my pet to drink the pond water?
Is it safe for my pet to drink the pond water?

This is a common question that I get often regarding pond water treatments. What I can say is that ponds treated with barley or beneficial bacteria’s are generally harmless to pets when…

Pond turning a brownish tea color?
Pond turning a brownish tea color?

If your pond water is turning brown, there are two main reasons that commonly cause this. The first is a build-up of tannins in the water, and the second is…

Pond lilies are taking over the surface of my pond. What should I do?
Pond lilies are taking over the surface of my pond. What should I do?

It doesn’t seem like any pond is complete without lily pads floating on the surface. With their soothing green tones and multi-colored flowers which unfurl in the heat of summer,…

I have leeches in my pond. Can I treat it with pond salt?
I have leeches in my pond. Can I treat it with pond salt?

Yes, it’s true that salt does kill leeches, but I wouldn’t suggest using an excessive amount of pond salt because this may affect the health of your koi. Excessive salt in…

Can a ponds natural Eco-system take care of itself?
Can a ponds natural Eco-system take care of itself?

The answer to this question is yes, provided the pond only has a very scarce population of fish, and at least 50% of the surface of the water has pond…

I want to give some koi away. How do I transport them to their new home?
I want to give some koi away. How do I transport them to their new home?

First of all, I do not recommend you ship your koi in the mail. Most shipping companies ban the shipping of fish. Besides, when you buy fish online, it’s usually…

I know Bullfrogs are not good for a pond, but are other types of frogs OK to put in a pond?
I know Bullfrogs are not good for a pond, but are other types of frogs OK to put in a pond?

Bullfrogs are not entirely bad for a pond, it just depends on the size of the frogs compared to the size of your fish. The reason I say bullfrogs aren’t…

Have little worms in your pond filter? Find out what they are
Have little worms in your pond filter? Find out what they are

It’s natural to be concerned when you see anything in your pond that is out of the ordinary. Fortunately, most of the standard frights I hear about are from harmless…

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