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Here’s Why Cold Water Fish Food Matters

Here’s Why Cold Water Fish Food Matters

September 16, 2016 No Comments »

While it might not seem like it at first glance, just about everything that happens in your pond, good and bad, comes down to metabolism. The health and cleanliness of... Read More »

8 Tricks for Troubleshooting your Pond Pump

8 Tricks for Troubleshooting your Pond Pump

September 23, 2015 No Comments »

Recently made pond pumps are extremely reliable and energy-efficient, and getting more and more so every few years. As with any mechanical device, though, there are things that can go... Read More »

How to Deal with Tea Colored or Brown Water

How to Deal with Tea Colored or Brown Water

August 11, 2015 No Comments »

Tea-colored water is something that happens, sooner or later, to most outdoor koi ponds. This is when your pond is clear (not cloudy), but the water has a distinct dark tinge... Read More »

Fire and Water: The New Fire Fountain from Aquascape

Fire and Water: The New Fire Fountain from Aquascape

June 11, 2015 No Comments »

  Fire and water. There are few things in the world quite like combining two traditional opposites for making a stunning statement. For my part, our new Fire Fountain is... Read More »

Dealing with Duckweed in Your Pond

Dealing with Duckweed in Your Pond

May 21, 2015 No Comments »

I have a confession to make. I really like duckweed. I think that it’s pretty, and can be really interesting to look at. The way that it propagates so rapidly... Read More »

Save up to $100 off of Aquascape products today at Loch Ness Water Gardens!

Save up to $100 off of Aquascape products today at Loch Ness Water Gardens!

March 26, 2015 No Comments »

Need a new pump? A new pond vacuum? Stocking up on water treatment supplies? Now’s the time with one of the best deals you’ll see all year. From now until... Read More »

Tips for your Spring Pond To-Do List

Tips for your Spring Pond To-Do List

March 20, 2015 No Comments »

Well, Spring is officially here after what has been, for much of the US, a particularly nasty winter. That means that it’s time to pull off the cover net, clean... Read More »

5 Things You Need to be Ready for Spring

5 Things You Need to be Ready for Spring

February 24, 2015 No Comments »

Spring is coming at us fast, and I can’t wait for it to get here (and not only because my kayak paddle is in the corner, mocking me). One thing... Read More »

Why the Lotus Flower is So Important

Why the Lotus Flower is So Important

January 24, 2015 No Comments »

The lotus flower, Nelumbo nucifera, occupies a huge space in the minds of many pond owners and designers. Deciding whether or not to include a lotus among a pond’s flowers... Read More »

Where do Bullfrogs Go in Winter?

Where do Bullfrogs Go in Winter?

September 18, 2014 No Comments »

The American Bullfrog and his various amphibious friends are some of the great unexpected pleasures of pond ownership. The question many pond owners find themselves wondering, though, is where they... Read More »

Is My Koi Pregnant?

Is My Koi Pregnant?

May 29, 2014 2 Comments »

Well, this time of year, it’s definitely possible. Spring is when koi generally spawn. I’ve written before about how to determine the sex of your koi as well as how to... Read More »

Pond Snails: Good for Your Pond?

Pond Snails: Good for Your Pond?

May 8, 2014 3 Comments »

Pond snails can be a beautiful addition to your pond’s ecosystem. Pond snails can be a fun & interesting addition to your pond’s ecosystem. In very large ponds, snails can... Read More »