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  • Fish Feeding in Winter
    on Dec 22, 2008 in feeding fish in winter
    Question:I was wondering what one should do with the fluctuating temperatures in coastal NC right now....last week or so the pond water was below 50 and I did not feed the fish. Now, the temp is back up to 56 and I found a partially eaten fish at the...
  • We had SNOW
    on Dec 14, 2008 in Snow in New Orleans
    We never have snow in New Orleans. Well, we do have it every few years, but not like this. We had those big, fat, wet flakes coming down. It covered the ground and stayed there until about noon. Enough time to make snowmen, to make for grand photos...
  • Edible pond plants
    on Nov 25, 2008 in pond lilies edible pond plants
    In case you are ever stranded while camping or otherwise in need of survival food, the pods of yellow hardy pond lilies and pickerel rush are edible. You can bake or boil them like potatoes. They certainly are not gourmet food, but would probably t...
  • Your UV Light in Winter
    on Nov 23, 2008
    If you live where the temps drop below 40 degrees F in the winter and use a UV light, you can remove it until the weather warms again. Algae die off in the winter plus you can save electricity if your UV is not running. Be careful, those bulbs are fr...
  • Epoxy Pond LinersEpoxy pond liners were around when I started building ponds back in 1987. There was not a market for the epoxy for the small residential contractor or do-it-yourselfer yet because there was not much of a pond market yet. The epoxies made then were fo...
  • How to Build a Koi Pond
    on Nov 8, 2008 in build koi pond koi ponds
    Koi and goldfish? There's a difference? Koi? What are koi and why must I build a koi pond differently than any other pond? Can't I just put koi in my pond? One would think so, but one would be wrong. First of all, a koi is a carp, just like a go
  • Decorate Your Pond for the HolidaysOur holiday season is upon us, ready or not. Some folks just barely get through the season and others think it the best time of all the year and start looking forward to next year when this one is over. If you decorate your house, you probably decora...
  • Ponds across the Curriculum
    on Oct 21, 2008 in ponds schools teaching with ponds
    Over the years, I have been involved with several schools with ponds and several schools wanting the students to build a pond. Usually in schools with younger children, the parents and older siblings do the building and initial set up. After that the...
  • Winter Pond Equipment Care
    on Oct 9, 2008 in pond equipment winter care
    Pumps, filters and UV lights When temperatures drop, winter pond care is necessary. Algae growth stop, so you can disconnect your filter and UV light if you have one. Remember you only need filters and UV lights if you feed fish. If you make them wor...
  • Winter pond care - plants and fishWinter pond care requires some special care, not much, but just a few things to watch. If you have not done all the nasty fall care, you must do it now. Trying to remove debris through the ice is impossible. Fish care Your pond changes in the winter.
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