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Why Is Chlorine Removal so Important in Fish Ponds?

Ponds and water features are typically filled with tap water, which often contains chlorine or chloramine. If you have koi fish, goldfish, minnows, or any other kind of fish or...

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Caring for Your Pond Fish During an Emergency

Do you have an emergency plan for your pond fish? When you're making plans with your family about what to do during natural disasters like hurricanes, blizzards, or fires, you...

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How Much Snow is Too Much Snow on a Pond?

When you're checking on your pond during the winter, it's important to make sure there's not too much snow stacking on top of the pond. How much snow is too...

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Pond Fish Care in Winter

Winter isn't the most exciting time of the year to be a water gardener, but it's one of the most important times for maintenance. Starting in the fall, water quality...

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How to Train Your Fish to Eat from Your Hand

Certain koi are naturally more social than others due to their personalities. You may have already noticed a few "greeters" always say hi while the shy guys hang out in...

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Fish Care to Maintain Water Quality

There are a few reasons why a pond goes from crystal clear to cloudy, smelly, murky, and even green. Excess waste, debris, and poor oxygenation cause most water quality issues,...

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Why are my fish constantly at the surface?

Fish enjoy routine and will learn your feeding schedule and start to come to the surface when they see you. Waiting at the surface for food is different than gulping...

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How to Prevent Algae Blooms

Algae prevention is a big focus for pond maintenance during the summertime. Learn how to prevent algae blooms in your pond during the summer with these maintenance tips.

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Budget Friendly Water Gardening Ideas

Budget-friendly water gardening means fun DIY projects! Water gardening comes in all shapes and sizes. The idea of a pond is sometimes a large, in-ground oasis filled with plants, fish, and...

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