Grass Carp can be a viable and effective management tool for dealing with a variety of pond and aquatic weeds and vegetation. They offer a non-chemical and eco-friendly way to keep many unwanted plants at bay. Their cost is pretty affordable, particularly in relation to how long (usually years) they may provide valuable support for a pond.
Protecting Your Pet From Toxic Algae Blooms
As spring time temps keep warming up, we are moving into the seasonal period when folks need to start watching out for problematic algae blooms. More specifically, toxic algae or cyanobacteria is becoming more widespread.
DIY Pond Aeration – How To Build The Best Pond Aerator
In this video I want to cover some tips for you if you’re looking to do something in a DIY form of pond aeration. The topic of DIY is very popular these days and I’m all for it because it helps people save money particularly those on a budget that are trying to keep the cost down of investing in their pond a bit, but they want the advantages that aeration can give them.
Why Aren’t My Fish Eating?
A common question we get in the fall or winter months, and this is particularly from new pond owners…but they wonder why their fish stopped eating as the weather cooled down. And the answer, is very simple. Many fish simply go into a type of dormancy in cold weather…their digestion slows way down as does …
The Best Pond Vacs For Water Gardens And Ponds
The latest offerings of pond vacs and vacuums in 2019 encompass a pretty wide range of prices and capabilities. When evaluating the various models, one thing can be certain…they are not all created equal.
Ultimately choosing the proper vac for your needs comes down to the size of your pond, the depth you’re dealing with, and the particular substances you’re trying to remove from the pond itself.
If the work is fairly light duty, with some minor leaves, a bit of muck or debris, or uneaten fish food, then all of the vacuums listed below should handle that job alright. This is assuming the pond is fairly small…say 1000 gallons or smaller, with a moderate depth of 2 to 3 feet at the most.
As the debris load gets heavier or larger, and the pond size increases in both depth and surface area, the demands on the pond vacuum will go up. And so that all needs to be taken into consideration.