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  • Pond Probiotics. Using Beneficial Bacteria to create a balanced pond ecosystem.

    Probiotic is a new word to most of us and we are hearing it more often each day. So what are probiotics? According to the currently adopted definition by the World Health Organization, probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. Probiotic supplements have become very […]
  • Pond Dye

    Two of the biggest problems a pond owner faces are nuisance aquatic plants and algae. Traditionally, pond owners have relied on herbicides and algicides to control outbreaks of algae and submerged plants. Copper Sulfate, Diquat, Endothall and Floridone are just some of the chemical treatments many have become dependent using year after year. Often, pond […]
  • Lake and Pond Aeration Vertex Water Features East Twin Lake Aeration Study

    In July 2004, eight Vertex Air 3 XL systems were installed by Tri-County Aquatics in a 60 acre cove of an 830 acre lake. At the time of installation, measurements with a ‘sludge judge’ were taken at six locations to determine the amount of muck on the bottom. Three of the sites showed levels of […]
  • How to Use Pond Dye

    Learn how to naturally limit aquatic plant and algae growth in large ponds and lakes, through the use of pond dye. Before becoming involved with ponds and living in an area that is home to thousands of ponds, I always wondered why anyone would want the potential for a stagnant, algae covered, mosquito infested body […]
  • How to Keep Great Blue Heron Out of Your Pond

    Great Blue Heron are majestic, beautiful birds with a healthy appetite. Koi ponds are like the proverbial “fish in a barrel” to a heron. A pond owner’s worst nightmare is finding missing koi that have been raised, become part of the family and are worth in some cases, thousands of dollars. A single heron can […]
  • Choosing The Right Pond Aeration System

    Pond aeration is becoming a very popular method of maintaining the health of a large pond and with good reason. A properly sized aeration system will eliminate stagnation, increase circulation, energize biological processes and create a clean, clear health pond ecosystem. The pond in the picture is an example of a stagnant, nutrient loaded, unhealthy […]
  • ABC approach to pond management From Pond Aeration, Probiotics or Pond Dye.

    Ponds have a life cycle. Every pond is an ecosystem that is impacted by the surrounding environment. The scientific term is eutrophication, which is a natural process that occurs in an aging lake or pond as that body of water gradually builds up its concentration of plant nutrients. Artificial eutrophication occurs when human activity introduces […]
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