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Starting up a Fish Pond

04-Aug-2018
When setting up a new pond, the following are the steps you need to take in order to make sure you have a suitable environment for your fish to thrive.  Chlorine Neutraliser - Also known as Water Conditioner. This product is used for those who are using tap water. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE...

Bugs in your Pond

04-Aug-2018
Mosquito Larvae - Mosquitoes lay eggs on water or damp soil. There are a wide variety of mosquito species, but most will generally lay their eggs side by side to form this floating raft, which may contain 100-400 eggs. It will take about a week for the eggs to hatch, where they become what...

Water Testing – pH

17-Mar-2018
pH (Potential Hydrogen) is the measure of whether your pond water is acidic or alkaline. Having a pH between 6.5 to 8.5 is the normal range for a pond system. If your pH is below 6.5 this is acidic and if it reaches below 4 this can be disastrous for your fish and is unlikely that they will...

Water Testing – Carbonate Hardness

16-Feb-2018
Carbonate Hardness, KH, is the measure of the amount of Calcium and Magnesium found in your pond. These two elements play an important part in the health of fish. Calcium and Magnesium help to neutralise acids and stabilise pH levels. When people talk about HARD or SOFT water, this just indicates...

Water Testing – Phosphate

24-Jan-2018
Phosphate is not dangerous to pond life. If you have high levels of phosphate in your pond it can be more of a nuisance causing major green water algae or blankweed problems. It will also provide a perfect environment for duckweed to thrive. This could be a nuisance for some people who would prefer...

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,...