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Monthly Archive for September, 2014

Transporting Fish Safely

Transporting fish from one place to another is not an adventure to be taken lightly. Much goes into a smooth introduction of fish into a new pond as well as the process of getting them there. If you are purchasing fish from a local pet store, the fish should be put in a plastic bag […]

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Other Roles of Plants

Besides the obvious importance of pond plants including oxygenating by photosynthesis and being aesthetically pleasing to the eye, plants have many other important roles. All pond plants have roots in which they absorb a wide array of things from the water. Nitrates, the end products of the natural detoxification of waste from the pond, can rise […]

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Controlling water pests

Besides the obvious charm and enjoyment water containers provide, there is still some maintenance involved in keeping them attractive and running properly. Along with general cleaning duties, protecting your water container fish and plants from insects and pests can seem like a full time job. To name a few: aphids, mosquitoes, spider mites, midges and moths are […]

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Clams and Mussels

After introducing fish and becoming experienced and successful in that aspect, you may be interested in adding different types of life into your water garden. Freshwater clams or mussels, for example, require similar care as crustaceans. Trays of sand or aquarium gravel help create the living environment and won’t cloud the water. Fresh water clams […]

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Learning about Fish, Cyprinids

There are many types of fish that you are going to be able to choose from when building a water garden. The types of fish that you will use in the water garden will be dependent on how large your water garden is, what colors of fish that you like, and a little bit dependent […]

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