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Water Testing – Nitrite/Nitrate

17-Jan-2018
Nitrite is the by-product of the breakdown of Ammonia, this breakdown is done by the bacteria, nitrosomonas, in your pond. High levels of Nitrite in your pond can cause damage to the fish liver, spleen, nervous system and kidneys. This can result in the death of your fish. Nitrite is converted to...

Water Testing – Ammonia

08-Dec-2017
Ammonia is extremely harmful to pond life and is constantly produced from fish waste, urine, uneaten food and decaying algae or plant matter. There is no safe level of Ammonia in ponds, even if the level is quite low it will be effecting your fish. Ammonia is converted to nitrite, which is also...

Fish Diseases – Fungal

18-Oct-2017
When fish are ill do not feed them. Sick fish will not be eating and this uneaten food can cause further harm if not scooped out of the pond. FISH FUNGUS Fish Fungus is commonly known as Fuzzy Fish or Cotton Wool Disease, as the fungus looks like a cotton-like growth on the skin or fins....

Fish Disease – Parasites

14-Oct-2017
When fish are ill do not feed them. Sick fish will not be eating and this uneaten food can cause further harm if not scooped out of the pond. ICK Ick, also known as White Spot Disease or Ichthyophthirius, is the most common and persistent parasite in aquarium or pond fish. It is caused by the...

Fish Diseases – Bacterial

07-Oct-2017
When fish are ill do not feed them. Sick fish will not be eating and this uneaten food can cause further harm if not scooped out of the pond. FIN ROT Fin rot is a common bacterial infection in fish. It generally occurs on fish that already have poor health. Transportation, rough handling,...

Why is my pond Green?

19-May-2017
There are two types of algae you can get in your pond. ‘Pea Soup’ Green Algae – This algae is a suspended single celled organism that is so tiny that is passes through your filtration. Filamentous Algae – This algae comes in a few different forms. It can grow in stringy clumps...

Aerating a fish pond

19-May-2017
Having enough aeration in a pond is vital for the well-being of fish, as well as the health of the pond water. Bigger fish such as Goldfish and Koi need oxygen-rich water so having the correct amount of aeration for them is essential. There are three signs that will indicate that you don’t have...

Why does my pond smell?

18-May-2017
As a general rule a pond should never really smell. If it does then it probably needs to be looked at. There are a few reasons why a pond might smell and here are some tips to help. Some of the most common issues are a lack of aeration, decaying debris, poor water quality and sometimes when the...

Setting up a Frog Pond

13-Jul-2016
If you want to expel some boredom, setting up a frog pond is a great weekend project that will allow your creativity to shine. You don't necessary need a massive pre-formed pond to get you started. If you have an old kid's swimming pool or any kind of UV resistant tub sitting around that can hold...

Aquaponics

04-Apr-2016
Aquaponics is an integrated system to grow fish and plants for consumption. Aquaponics works with the aid of the good bacteria in your ponds, which converts the ammonia and waste produced by the fish into nitrite and then into nitrate, which plants use as a main growing nutrient. This nutrient rich...