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Ponds and retention basins go through a maturing process that often results in less than ideal water conditions due to the accumulation of organic materials, excess nutrients and human impacts. Knowing the four stages of change and what is happening will help you decide which actions to take for improvement. The aging process of a pond is a [...]
Planktonic Algae: Pond Water Nutrient Mitigation Winter is finally leaving us here in upstate NY and it’s that time of year where we begin to think spring! We have officially started off the season with some of our small water garden clean outs. Check out this round water garden, unique huh? This water garden is 4500 gallons with [...]
Koi ponds are renowned around the world for their beauty and tranquility. The designs of koi ponds vary widely. Koi fish can be added to large, pre-existing ponds. Small ponds of all shapes and sizes can be added to a garden space. Some designers even add streams or small waterfalls to a garden space for the ultimate tranquil space. The [...]
Imagine gazing into a pond filled with gloriously colorful, vibrant fish. Now imagine this scene is just yards from your house. Sounds like a dream, right? Actually, it's a reality, and it's closer than you might think. A small investment in some koi fish eggs and you could be well on your way to crafting the perfect Technicolor dreamscape, right in [...]
The Koi fish is one of the most beautiful types of fish. Though Koi fish aren't all the same color, the orange pigment is the most common on the fish scales. Koi fish also have long whiskers. Their interesting appearance distinguishes them from other fish types. Koi fish are admired for their beauty. They are most commonly domesticated [...]