Articles for tag: Fish Pond, Koi Pond, Pond Maintenance, Ponds

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How to Make a Portable Fish Pond on the Cheap

As much our family would love to have fountains, waterfalls and a Koi pond in the back yard, we really can’t justify the cost when the house needs a second coat of paint, new plumbing and about a dozen other necessities. For a low cost alternative, my daughter and I came up with a pee ...

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The Beneficial Bacteria in Ponds

Even before people existed, bacteria are believed to have been doing so many roles in shaping life here on earth. They play diverse roles that we discover a new one each passing day. They can adapt to any eco system colonizing even new ones and breaking down materials as energy source. Bacteria are known to ...

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Landscaping Ideas: How to Soothe Your Soul with a Water Garden

If you’ve ever watched a fountain bubbling over, the graceful flow of a pebble-filled stream, or a garden pond’s still reflection, then you know just how hypnotically soothing it is to be near the sight and sound of water. Those who tend to the metaphysical side of things say our souls are drawn to the ...

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The Secret to Large Pond Maintenance

Aside from its size, a larger fish pond has a lot of differences from the usual-sized ponds. The water system itself requires extra care and pond maintenance. The creatures like the fish and the aquatic plants that dwell in large ponds require even more attention and concern. Basic fish ponds normally use a biological pond ...

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Arizona’s Urban Fishing Program: Fishing for Bass

Anglers visiting Phoenix or Tucson can try their hand landing a bass in one of Arizona’s twenty lakes and ponds that comprise Arizona’s Urban Fishing Program, a cooperative venture between the Arizona Game and Fish Department and local Parks and Recreation Departments to intensively stock and manage park lakes for fishing recreation. These artificial municipal ...

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How to Repair a Pond Liner

You are sure you are facing repairing your pond liner. Before you panic, make absolutely sure it is a leaking liner and not another problem that is causing your water level to drop. Check your waterfall, check your hoses, check your spitters. Turn your pump off, fill up your pond. Watch it overnight. Did the ...

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Backyard Water Garden: Sunken Pond Vs. Raised Pond

When planning a backyard water garden, you have many decisions to make. One of those decisions is whether to have a sunken pond or a raised pond. This article will examine the pros and cons of each type of pond for your backyard water garden. A raised pond is best suited to a more formal ...

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Winter Garden Pond Maintenance

I have two goldfish ponds on my property and winter garden pond maintenance is necessary to prepare the ponds for the coming freezing weather, snow and ice. Since the freeze level in our area (Zone 6) is about 18″, a pond depth of 36″ is adequate for fish to survive in garden ponds during winters. ...