How Long does a Garden Pond take to Establish

When building a new pond you need to give it time to establish itself, this is called “cycling” it usually takes a month or so, but a pond could take years to become fully established with plants and fish. If you’re not going to have fish in your pond you don’t have to worry too … Read more

Why is there foam in my pond and how do I get rid of it?

Your pond was looking great, but all of a sudden it looks like somebodies poured a bottle of washing up liquid into it, the surface of your pond is is covered in white froth and bubbles, but why did it happen. There are two possibilities why you have foam in your pond, spawning and protein … Read more

Beneficial Bacteria for Ponds. What you need to know

The crystal clear water in your garden pond is not down to you, it’s down to the micro-organisms and beneficial bacteria that live in your ponds filter system and in the pond water itself, but what is beneficial bacteria. Beneficial bacteria is there to break down all the nasty stuff in you pond, like fish … Read more

How Deep does a Garden Pond need to be

We would recommend a minimum depth of 45cm (18″) for a wildlife pond or a pond with small fish like goldfish, or for large fish like Koi we would recommend a minimum depth of 90cm (36″) and here’s the reason why. When you’re building a pond you need to think of how deep it’s going … Read more

Does a garden pond need water changes?

The quick answer is no, there is no need to do regular water changes in garden ponds, however there are occasions when you might need to do a water change due to water quality. The most common reason for doing a water change is to dilute the amount of pollutants in the pond water. Evaporation … Read more

What is Blanket Weed and How to get rid of it

What is blanket weed Blanket weed is an algae, it’s scientific name is filamentous algae, but is best know as string algae or silkweed, it’s actually a long chain of algae cells that link together to form the string like effect, it thrives on nutrients and can grow at about 2 metres a day and … Read more

How to Keep your Pond Water Clear

Clear pond water is not only good for your fishes health but it’s also pleasing to the eye, who wants to look at a murky fishpond. The problem is trying to keep the water clear, it can be a real challenge, but there are things you can do to keep your garden pond water nice … Read more

Is Rain Water Good for a Fish Pond

No, too much rain water can affect the pH level of a fish pond which in turn could affect the health of your fish. Although you might think rain water is a wonderful source of free unchlorinated soft water for your pond you have to take other things in to consideration. The area you live … Read more

Can you top up a fish pond with tap water

Yes you can, but you will need to remove the chlorine from the tap water to make it safe for your fish. When you fill a new garden pond for the first time you will more than likely use a hose pipe to fill it, this usually connects to your tap water supply which is … Read more

How much does it cost to run a garden pond

The cost of running a garden pond depends on they type of pond you have or are going to build in the future, the running costs can start at £0.00 and go up. The costs depend on how much electricity is used and how much your energy supplier charges for the electricity. Wildlife pond. Let’s … Read more