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WATER GARDEN POND SUPPLIES

We have been enjoying the beautiful world of water gardens since 1968. As you can see, we have been in the water garden industry for a long time. We have the knowledge and experience to assist you in building and maintaining your water garden or pond. We did years of research, quality testing and talking to experts to select Aquascape as our supplier. In the water garden industry, Aquascape is considered best in class! For that reason, Water Garden Pond Supplies is an exclusive online Aquascape retailer. 

Where to buy pond supplies near me, Water Garden Pond Supplies is the place. We offer free shipping for most of our Aquascape pond products. So, kick back, relax and let us deliver your water garden pond supplies to your home or business.

Spring Clean-Out

Easy Steps to Spring Clean Your Pond!

Spring is simply the most exciting time of year. Birds return from their southern migration, furry critters waken from their winter slumber, trees are budding, and your pond fish are stretching and warming up their fins for summer swimming! The best thing you can do for the health of your pond this season is to clean your pond – whether it’s a deep cleaning or just a bit of sprucing up.

 

Take a good look at your pond and ask yourself, “Does my water feature need a full clean-out this season, or does it just need to be tidied up a little?” To help you decide, it’s worth knowing what to look for. First, if there is a layer of “crud” at the bottom of the pond and the water is dark in color, it would be a good idea to do a full clean-out.

On the other hand, if there is just a small amount of debris that you can stir up and capture with a net and the water looks clear, a little tidying up is all that’s in order. If you’re going the full clean-out route, plan on spending a half to a full day to complete a pond clean-out. A Pondless® Waterfall will take considerably less time. You can, of course, hire a pond pro to clean your water feature for you.

 

The best time to perform a pond clean-out is the early spring, before your water garden completely awakens from its winter dormancy – ideally before the water temperature in the pond creeps above 55º F. If a clean-out is performed when the water is warmer, after bacteria colonies form, the balance of the ecosystem will be thrown off and your pond will go through another period of algae blooms before the bacteria colonies become re-established. Be patient, your pond will naturally balance itself provided you don’t have a fish overload.

 

Here’s what you need to clean your pond:

* A clean-out pump with approximately 25 ft. of discharge hose
* A high-pressure nozzle for your garden hose, or a power washer Garden shears for trimming plants

* A child’s swimming pool or a similar sized container to hold fish and any other critters you find during the clean-out
* A net or something similar to place over the fish container to keep them from jumping out

* Two five-gallon buckets to collect leaves and debris

* A fish net
Aquascape Pond Detoxifier to remove chorine and chloramines from tap water prior to putting fish back in the pond
* Aquascape Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria

Drain the Pond Water:

* Place the clean-out pump in the deepest point of the pond in order to remove the water.

* Drain the water into the surrounding landscape. Be sure to relocate the pipe two or three times to allow the water to seep into the ground and not flood the yard.

* If you have fish, use some of this pond water to fill up the holding pool. The fish can be removed from the pond using a net once the water is low enough so you can easily catch them.

* Don’t keep the fish in the holding pool for more than several hours. Keep them in a shady spot with a net over the top of the pool to prevent them from jumping out.

A Gentle Cleaning:

* Rinse the inside of the pond. You can also use a pressure washer to help remove debris from the rocks and gravel.

* Don’t try to scrub all of the algae away. Some algae on the rocks will prove beneficial in developing your ecosystem. For an average size pond (11′ x 16′) this should take around 15 minutes.

* Use the gentle stream from a garden hose to rinse the rocks and gravel. Start at the top and work your way down to the bottom. Periodically turn the clean-out pump on to remove the dirty water. You can discontinue the periodic pumping once the water rinsing down to the bottom begins to look clear. Remove the pump and begin filling the pond.

Cleaning the Filters:

* Remove any debris from the bottom of the skimmer. This can be done by hand or by using the cleanout pump.

* Remove the media nets and filter pads from the BioFalls® Filter. If you have the optional drain kit attached to your Signature Series™ BioFalls® Filter, you can open up the valve and rinse the media and filters. Once the filters have been removed rinse them free of accumulated debris.

* The filter media and mats can be put back into place and the waterfalls pump can be reattached in the skimmer.

Acclimating Pond Fish:

* After filling the pond with your garden hose, add Aquascape Pond Detoxifier to the water so it is safe for your fish.

* Dip a five-gallon bucket, or similar sized container, in the fish holding tank and fill it with water.

* After you’ve caught a fish, place it in the bucket and set the buckets in the clean pond water (this prepares the fish for the temperature of the pond water).

* After about 15 minutes, periodically begin splashing some pond water into the bucket.

* By now, the temperature of the pond and the bucket water should be close to the same. You are ready to gently release the fish into their spring-cleaned home.



THE SECRET TO HEALTHY KOI AND POND FISH




What's the secret to healthy Koi and Pond Fish?

Hello, you love your finned friends and can’t wait to see them swimming about after the winter thaw. Now is the right time to be thinking of your fish and taking measures to ensure they remain healthy throughout the year. Most fish issues can be avoided by following these simple, preventative measures.

Understand Water Quality

The majority of issues with fish are caused by poor water quality. Make sure that the fish population is under control and don’t be afraid to do partial water changes often and consistently. Make sure when adding water or when doing a partial water change in your pond, that you treat the water with Aquascape’s Pond Detoxifier to eliminate chlorine/chloramines and chelate heavy metals. Aerating your pond water is also something that can potentially increase water quality dramatically.

Buy Your Fish from a Responsible Retailer

Never buy sick fish and if possible, quarantine new fish for a few days before adding them to your pond. Always ask how long the retailer has had the fish. If they have just received them in, ask the retailer to hold the fish for a few days to make sure the fish recovers from stress related to transport and new water chemistry.

Keep a Close Eye on Your Fish

If any signs of disease are seen, start using Aquascape Pond Salt immediately and start feeding with medicated fish food. If things look like they are getting worse, immediately treat the pond with the appropriate Aquascape fish treatment. The longer you wait to treat the problem, the less chance you have of saving your fish.

Test Your Water

Test it yourself or have your local retailer test your pond water for any signs of a problem. It is also important to test the water coming directly from your tap as it is increasingly common to have issues including ammonia coming directly from your source water.

Feed Your Fish a High Quality Food

Feeding a high quality food will not affect water quality and will ensure that your fish are getting all the vitamins and nutrients they need to maintain proper health. Be sure to feed often and consistently. Before treating any potential problem with your fish, it is important to make sure that you are using the correct treatment, dosage, or treatment rate to prevent any recurrence.

Remember … prevention is the best cure for your finned friends! The easiest way to avoid disease problems is to maintain optimum water conditions. Feeding a quality diet and adding beneficial bacteria on a regular basis will help maintain a balanced ecosystem. Disease problems must be addressed in the early stages to be successful. By following these simple tips you’ll enjoy seeing your pond fish swim happily about throughout the pond season!

Reference

Aquascapeinc

Fish Food And Care


Fish, like all creatures, need healthy, nutrient-rich food to thrive. Aquascape fish foods contain probiotics that aid in digestion, optimize growth rates, and reduce fish waste. Quality ingredients, including multivitamins and stabilized vitamin C, provide superior nutrition and will not pollute pond water. Aquascape fish foods are scientifically formulated to provide all pond fish, including koi and goldfish, premium quality nutrition at an affordable price.

• Floating pellet ideal for all pond fish

• Keeps pond water clean and clear

• Includes stabilized multivitaminand probiotics

• Will not break apart and cloud water

• Contains high-quality protein






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