When should you start Planting Plants in your Garden Pond

You’ve just built a new pond, but you’re not sure when to start adding plants. In this article we will be looking at the best time to plant your plants and some tips on how to do it, even if you have an established pond you might find this article helpful. The best time to … Read more

Beneficial Bacteria

Aquascape Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria This cold water beneficial bacteria from Aquascape has 8 pure strains of concentrated bacteria. It will reduce ammonia, nitrate and waste in your pond.  They also include vitamin B and marigold to bring out the colour of your fish. You use the pump to add the solution to your pond, … Read more

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 do Pond Fish get Stressed and what can you do about it

There are many reasons why pond fish get stressed, this can be something simple like a sudden change in the water temperature to insecurity, in this article we will look at the causes and solutions of fish stress. We all get stressed at times and it’s no different for fish, you wouldn’t think you fish … Read more

Duckweed Treatments

Blagdon Duckweed Buster This duckweed treatment from Blagdon is a natural bacteria thats starves the plant of essential nutrients. It comes in 3 sizes 250ml, 500ml and 1 litre, 25ml treats 450 litres of pond water, a second dose of 10ml per 450 litres should be added 7 days later. The top of the bottle … Read more

What’s the Best Solar Powered Fountain for your Garden Pond

If you’re looking to add a fountain to your garden pond you have two choices, you can have a mains powered fountain or you can go for a solar powered fountain. In this article we will look at solar fountains and the best ones to buy. Solar power is a very green source of energy, … Read more

Why do pond fish die?

There are many reasons why pond fish die, water quality, suffocation, pesticides, disease, starvation, stress, predators, old age and more. In this article we will go through the main possibilities of why, plus a few other facts you might be intersted in. Water Quality The first thing to look at is water quality, it’s a … Read more

Can you run a pond with solar power

If you have fish or want to have fish in your pond you can’t use solar power on its own , it’s just not powerful enough to run a pond, you will need to use main electricity to power the pump that supplies your filter system. You can use solar powered products to enhance your … Read more

Pond Foam Treatments

NT Labs Anti-Foam This foamclear anti-foam treatment from NT Labs comes in three sizes, 250ml which will treat up to 4,500 litres, 500ml which will treat up to 9,000 litres and 1000ml for ponds up to 18,000 litres. It’s an anti-foaming treatment that breaks down surface foam and improves gas exchange between air and water. … 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 and it looks unsightly, but why did it happen. There are two possibilities why you have foam in your … Read more