From the category archives:

Garden Ponds

Learn about 2 common types of pond algae, and your best defense against them.

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Thinking about expanding your pond? Tips from a seasoned pond owner for controlling algae blooms and establishing proper biological filtration.

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Spring is a great time of year to watch your pond transform but it is also the most trying time of year for pond care. Pick up some tips and tricks.

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Testing the water is extremely important for both ponds and freshwater aquariums. Learn about water parameters and how to avoid stress to fish.

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Get the relaxing sounds of a waterfall without the hassle of a pond. Discover the many benefits of having a pondless waterfall kit for your garden or backyard.

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Pond Algae

by Aquatics on April 2, 2010

Written by Gwen S. who works in Drs. Foster and Smith’s Technical Support Department. Summer is on its way, the ice has melted, and the most popular question we get this time of year is on pond algae. Pond algae can be a nuisance but there are ways to help reduce or prevent algae blooms. […]

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Might a fish aquarium or backyard pond be right for you? Find out in this interview with Dr. Race Foster.

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Winter Koi Care

by DFS-Pet-Blog on November 13, 2009

Keep your koi safe and secure throughout the winter months with these winter koi care options and tips.

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Story of moving koi fish. Acclimating the koi to a newly dug pond, and preparing the pond for winter.

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Read the following post to learn what happened on Heath’s first attempt at stocking his pond.

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It all started on a vacation, away from one of northern Wisconsin’s long cold winters.  The resort had this unbelievable koi pond on the grounds teaming with some of the most beautiful koi I had ever seen.  On the flight back, I looked at my wife and said let’s dig a pond when we get back home, she laughed and said ok, not thinking I would go through with it.

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Koi Pond in Wisconsin

by DFS-Pet-Blog on July 21, 2009

**Guest post by Eric R.** A koi pond in the middle of northern Wisconsin, most would think it a ludicrous endeavor with temperatures dropping as low as -40 in the winter. When I moved to northern Wisconsin from Dayton, Ohio, it wasn’t a question of whether I would have a pond but a question of […]

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