Winter Ponds Can Be Dangerous

Sometimes I find myself questioning if certain topics are worth talking about. Standing on thin ice would be one of those but in truth, it’s a very important thing to talk about. The proof in this is the various news reports you see every winter, where people, pets, or even wildlife end up falling through … Read more

Earth Day And Making A Difference

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make – Dr. Jane Goodall. Hi Pond Friends… Well just in case you missed it, Earth Day 2014 has come and gone. Every April 22nd folks will celebrate the earth and be reminded of the need to … Read more

How To Install A Pond Aeration Diffuser

By now, many people know the value and benefits they’ll get when they install a pond aeration system in their pond.  If you’re still in the dark on this critical tool for pond health, you can learn more about it here, and here.

Beyond knowing how good it can be for a pond and fish, there’s often some reservations when it comes to putting one of these systems in the pond.  It’s not that folks don’t want to do it.  They’re just not sure how to install the darn things.

In terms of smaller ponds, the entire process is pretty easy.  But large  ponds can be a bit more labor intensive to deal with, and then there’s the aspect of getting the diffuser placed at the bottom of the pond in the right way.

In truth though, there’s nothing to worry about here, because the entire installation is relatively simple and easy to do.

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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 tip I wanted to address a question that came up from a pond owner this week.  He was more worried about using beneficial bacteria, along with an algaecide, and if there were any problems with this.  

Based on the initial details, it didn’t sound like there was much of a problem.  He, like many folks, wanted to use bacteria with something like Algae Fix, or Algae Off.  Both of these algaecide formulas can be used with good microbes and there are no complications with that.  The algaecides will usually knock down or kill of various types of algae, while the microbes clean things up over time.

All good stuff here.

But then he mentioned something called the IonGen.

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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 … Read more