Tag Archives: algae

Water Wych

The Water Wych is a revolutionary new way to keep ponds clear and greatly reduce algae problems. Algae grows off of minerals and nutrients found in pond water. The Water Wych is a natural blend of volcanic rocks, carbons and silicates that absorb large amounts of nutrients and minerals from the water thereby greatly reducing […]

The Importance of Beneficial Bacteria

  Adding beneficial bacteria is essential for the water garden and seeding of pond filters. Once established the bacteria lives by eating fish waste and other organic matter in the pond. Bacteria converts ammonia into nitrites which are then converted  into nitrates. This process known as the Nitrogen Cycle is an important part of water maintenance. It is essential to the […]

Spring Chores

We’ve covered water temperatures, so what else should we do early spring prior to adding pond plants? We would like to mention a few things you should check when opening your pond for the season. Check your pond to make sure there are no tears or leaks in your pond liner.  Check around the edges of your pond to make certain […]

SPRING FORWARD

Time to spring forward, or at least turn the clocks forward!  Things are beginning to warm up a bit here in the north and we are anxiously waiting for Spring to arrive so we can begin to add new plants to our ponds.  Another couple of months and we will be sitting back enjoying our ponds once again.  It […]

Spring is Right Around the Corner!

With March arriving, Old Man Winter should be packing his bags and moving on out! Those of us in the northeast, midwest and northwest can only hope that we have  seen the worst of the 2009-2010 winter season. Those of you that live in the southern states are already able to get out and work on your […]

Creating a Balance

Its essential to achieve a natural ecological balance in your pond.  We can achieve this naturally with a few key steps.   Adding submerged plants play an important role in achieving success by removing excessive nutrients in the water and provide oxygen during the day for fish and other aquatic creatures.  The most important role is removing […]

Microbe-Lift PL

Microbe-Lift PL is specially formulated for decorative fish ponds, lagoons and smaller water features. Adding bacteria to your pond is important. It creates a healthy environment for your pond, promoting faster fish growth. Microbe-Lift PL also reduces ammonia nitrogen levels, dissolves away organic sludge, improves dissolved oxygen levels and helps break down dead algae. Adding Microbe-Lift […]

Here Comes Winter……

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving with family and friends, and of course, a delicious meal.  I finally put all my plants to bed for the winter and covered the pond.  It looks bare, but the fish all seem happy, even with the cooler water.  It has been a long fall, so we have been lucky so far.  […]

Fighting Algae as the Temperatures Fall

As water temperatures cool, algaecides such as PondCare Algaefix, Microbe-Lift Algaeway and Green Clean are less effective. Adding Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Extract or Barley Straw Bundle will help control string algae throughout the fall and winter months. Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Extract, Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Pellets or Barley Straw bundles are an effective and eco-friendly way […]

Green Menace

One plague of summer can frustrate  even the most diligent pond keeper – ALGAE.  Best known as long stringy algae to those who have suffered its presence in their ponds, this noxious form of algae thrives in the warm water full of nutrients that receives even modest amounts of sunlight.  Although algae is common to aquatic habitats, […]