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The IonGen And Good Bacteria

We’ve talked about the Aquascape IonGen device before on this blog so I won’t go into great depth about how this system works and all that here.  If you want to learn more about when to use a copper ion generator (and when not to) then please read this detailed evaluation here. In this short […]

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All Pond Dye Is On Sale! Save 20% Now!

A few months ago I wrote an article about when it makes sense to use pond dye.   And in addition I talked about when pond dyes might not be all that helpful.  So be sure to take a bit of time to read that when you can. It’s good stuff to know because in […]

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Testing The DynaTrap Insect Trap

Early this summer we had some decent rains in Iowa, and usually with that, you’ll see a pretty good crop of gnats and mosquitoes come along. And they did just that. You couldn’t go out in our backyard in the evening and not get bit by something or many things actually and so this seemed […]

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When Pond Dye Makes Sense

There are pond owners that love or hate the stuff but the fact is, pond dye can be pretty useful from time to time. Years ago, about all one had to work with was a vibrant blue coloring that often made your natural pond look more like the colorful waters you see around a putt-putt […]

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A Brand New Look For Our Old Pond Blog

If you’re a long time reader of our Pond Blog here, you’ll likely notice that things a look a little different today.   Yes, it’s true, we’ve done a little revamping here and wanted to improve a few things on the site with the hope that it will be easier for you to find the […]

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Pond Aeration Using Solar Power

Can I use solar power to run my pond aerator? It’s a question that’s coming up more and more often.  And I have to admit that I’d be asking the same question myself if I were in your shoes.  Solar just makes a lot of sense when it comes to running something like pond aeration, […]

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Dosing The BioSphere Pro Correctly

For many years now, the Biosphere Pro natural pond treatment has been a mainstay for us in cleaning up ponds.  They’re natural in terms of what they use to do the work, which is various forms of beneficial bacteria, and these are uniquely time released to provide a consistent infusion of good microbes into a […]

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Can Acid Rain Affect Your Pond?

We don’t hear as much about acid rain in the news any more.  Certainly not like we used in to the 70’s or 80’s.  Back then, new research was emerging that indicated that rainwater was becoming more acidic due to emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.  Most of these emissions come from the burning […]

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Pond Air Pumps – How Different Designs Work Best

I guess to most people, the act of pumping air into a pond doesn’t sound all that complicated.  And in truth it’s not really, but there are a few basics that are good to know if you’re trying to get the best aeration system set up in your pond. I don’t usually get too hung […]

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