Water Gardens, Fish Ponds: Build & Care for a Garden Fish Pond
Ponds, Water Gardening and Successful Fish Pond Keeping ...
Build and care for your fish pond properly and your life will change for the better. One uncompromising stand you should always take in building or caring for a water garden is to use the best possible pond equipment you can afford.
All fish ponds need care. If you fail to do basic upkeep and if you fail to install correct fish pond equipment you will probably become disappointed with your pond after a short while. A fish pond should be the focal point and highlight of your garden. Use the information on this practical water gardening site to your advantage. The pond and pond equipment articles you'll find here will not only allow you to select the right pond equipment with total confidence but you'll find answers to the vast majority of water gardening hassles that crop up in practice. Some of the pond keeping articles are designed to save you money too.
If you're new to water gardening or fish pond keeping start with the "Quick How To's ... at the left" which cover the 4 FISH POND ESSENTIALS ... then review the links to the right.
This is a very large site and it contains everything you will need to learn to truly enjoy the peace and serenity from having your very own clear, clean and healthy water garden or fish pond ...The links to the most referenced articles are to the left.
Important Fish Pond & Water Garden Articles to View
Learn how to choose a fish pond pump ... pond pumps circulate oxygen enriched water to keep fish and pond filter bacteria alive. Fish pond filters make sure water gardens remain clean and healthy for you and the pond fish. Learn how to choose a UV light for your fish pond... UV sterilizers make sure backyard ponds remain crystal clear and green algae free.
Consider these 3 requirements as the cake. The icing on the cake is to add aquatic plants and fish to the pond. Water garden plants help to keep garden ponds in balance by removing nutrients on which pond algae feed. Fish add life and sparkle to any pond and keep mosquito populations under control.
Most fish ponds and water gardens are built from flexible fish pond liner. If your fish pond ever suffers from blanketweed this is the page to view. If it's just a fountain you want and you live in the USA then take a look at this range of more than 300 stunning water fountains
It's breeding time again! How to protect spawned fish eggs and fry from being eaten. Or you can now buy fish online from Bradshaws Direct in UK who also have ranges of gorgeous water lilies.
In the USA you can buy live fish and a large range of pond plants online including a selection of water lilies, bog plants and oxygenators from Drs Foster and Smith.
Important new article about pond algae and how to solve any pond algae problem.
General Notes On Buying Pond Products
This website will help you to understand how to select products from a specification point of view. Once a specification has been finalised the challenge is then to pinpoint the ideal product before buying it. The best bit of advice I can give is to always deal with a reputable supplier who carries a good range of products from leading manufacturers. One of the most respected online suppliers of pond products in the USA is Drs Foster and Smith and what I like about their site are the options they give the visitor since choice can be confusing at times.
Important new article for Pond Keepers facing Spring-time...
Many things happen in a pond as the water temperature increases. This starts to happen as winter ends and spring starts. Don't get caught out. Get your water garden ready
Fish pond and pump troubleshooting guide.
Keep your water garden or fish pond clean with these articles about a fish pond filter
Why This Site is Called "Practical Water Gardens"
The majority of water gardening and fish pond articles on the site are geared to showing interested readers "How to ..." or "Why you should ..." or "What happens if ..."
It is a fact that the more you understand what is happening inside a water garden or fish pond which is a real soup of living creatures then the more you will enjoy pond keeping and the more certain your fish pond will be a valuable asset instead of a pain in the rear end ....
Of course I'm a bit biased but if you're a serious about a water garden or a fish pond consider spending $21 for total peace of mind by buying my book "The Complete Pond Solver" ... 241 pages of sensible and practical fish pond help and advice written in easy to understand language. And you get 2 great free bonuses as well ... if you don't like the book for whatever reason just tell me and I'll give you a full refund immediately. Learn more about water gardening and fish ponds here ...
Other Popular Fish Pond and Water Garden Articles on this Website
Most popular means that over the last couple of years these articles or variations of them have attracted the most interest from site visitors.
Introduction to Water Gardening & Pond Keeping
When a person builds a fish pond it is to achieve the vision of crystal clear water garden. The vision normally includes a pond full of colourful fish and attractive pond plants...
You only need to know 2 things to select the ideal fish pond pump. 1.Vertical height of waterfall inlet above water surface of pond... and important things you need to know about your pond pump. Learn more about the free fish pond and pump calculators.
How To Choose a Fountain or Small Water Garden's Feature Pump
If all you want is a simple water fountain pump then choose a pump that comes complete with the water fountain included...
FishMate Gravity Flow Fish Pond Filter and UV Combo
By far the best low cost fish pond filter media I have come across in 10 years is called Alfagrog. It is used in all FishMate filter products and explains why they are amongst the best yet are lowest cost. This product is called Supra in the USA. How UV and Viresco create crystal clear water.
Preformed Fish Ponds
Preformed fish ponds can be used as built in ponds or above-ground water gardens. For superb natural effect the best these days are those made to look like rocks and constructed from fiberglass ...
EPDM Rubber is Perfect for Fish Pond Liner Use
The perfect fish pond liner material for USA conditions. 45 mil thick, tough yet extremely flexible. EPDM has been used in thousands of water gardens for many many years proving resilience and long life usefulness of this unique fish pond product with many advantages. In South Africa where I live EPDM is not available. The preferred choice is LLDPE flexible pond liner.
How to Choose the Right Place to Build Your Fish Pond
Today building fish ponds or water gardens is easy, quick and low cost. All this is now made possible by using specially made pond liner or by installing preformed lightweight strong highly realistic fibreglass ponds and waterfalls looking remarkably like real rock and stone.
How to Work Out the Volume of Water in Your Fish Pond
Good water garden pond designs need pond volume information. Learn how to calculate the volume for any pond here.
Beautiful Goldfish Ponds... Perfect Starter Fish Ponds
You can install a small goldfish pond in minutes and even take it indoors in winter. Learn how here ...
What Makes Pond Fish and Koi Sick. Pond Water Quality & Koi Health
Seeing your sick gold fish or koi is distressing because more often than not you do not know the reason for the poor health of your koi in your fish pond...
Never switch off your pond pump for more than about 60 minutes
Never switch off your fish pond pump for more than about 60 minutes. Water gardening, pond keeping, landscaping information tips and tricks...
AquaBead Pond Filters are Ideal for Larger Koi Ponds
No more fish pond cleaning hassles.
AquaDyne Filters for Larger Koi Ponds
These Aquadyne fish pond filters are great for hassle free larger fish ponds
The Pond Professor's PDF Books...
Tony Roocroft, aka The Pond Professor, has published a series of books geared to making sure every pond owner can easily achieve at low cost the perfect crystal clear and healthy pond. WARNING: Do not build a water garden or pond until you've read this page.
Water Garden Pond Plants
DISCOVER best place to buy pond plants and water lilies online at lowest prices with free bonuses normally...
Read this new article truth about fish pond filters
New article ... Damsels and Dragons around your water garden should be encouraged
Nitrate in koi ponds ... from rainwater and tapwater. Plant leaves go yellow. UVC in warm water.
Trout ponds are different
Latest water gardening and pond keeping articles and the case of a severe pond algae problem.
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