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Our resources on the site are here to offer additional information for you to explore. We have written extensive amounts of literature on everything from pond aeration to algae control and beyond. If you have any questions about what products will work best, how to open and close your pond, what kinds of aeration systems work best, and more, you’ll find answers within this library. If you don’t find the information you’re seeking, feel free to contact Pond Place where we’ll be happy to assist you.

Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate: (The Nitrogen Cycle)
The nitrifying bacteria cause what is commonly called “The Nitrogen Cycle”: All ponds, aquariums and lakes go through a nitrogen cycle. The nitrifying bacteria are integral to the cycle. During the initial stages of the cycle, Ammonia is produced by fish respiration and fish waste.
Identifying Aquatic Weeds and Algae
Algae grows in various forms, Filamentous algae is most common, it grows in strings or mats – often on the surface. Planktonic algae causes green water. It is millions of individual cells that cloud together. Chara is a weed-like form of algae.
Nitrogen Cycle
Nitrogen is essential for all living cells. Air is about 78% nitrogen gas however, most plants and animals cannot use nitrogen in gas form. Nitrogen must first be consumed by microorganisms that in return is consumed by plants and animals.
Leech Control
Most species of leeches found in ponds feed on the sludge at the bottom of your pond and are not blood-sucking parasites. Leeches get into your pond from a number of sources, but they…
Salinity
The salinity level in your pond is your health care plan for your fish. It is your Koi’s natural antibody. The proper amount of salt in the pond allows for a healthy slime coat…
Controlling String Algae
During the summer months, many pond owners are plagued by String Algae. String algae are fibrous green strands of algae (which can look like long strands of green hair), which can grow out of control if not kept in check.
Pond Care for Dummies
Spring To Do List… Summer To Do List… Fall To Do List… Winter To Do List…
UV Lights Uses and Types
There are two types of ultraviolet (UV) lights for the pond: UV Sterilizers and UV Clarifiers…
Guide to Lake and Earthen Bottom Ponds
Ponds and lakes are a valuable natural resource. They add beauty to the landscape, provide recreation and are a habitat for fish and wild life. A natural body of water is a complex…
Spring Pond Start Up and Cleaning
Once the snow has disappeared, the ice melted in your pond, and the temperatures have been consistently above 40°F for a week or more, it’s time to open up your pond and garden…
Fish Stocking Guidelines
for Natural Earthen Bottom Ponds in Michigan. Are you satisfied with the numbers and size of fish you are catching in your pond? Are you catching the type of fish you really want…
Dangers of Chlorine
Pond owners and service providers have argued the validity of watching the level of chlorine in ponds and whether those chlorine levels are harmful to the aquatic life…
Water Plants - Types
Watergarden plants can provide many hours of enjoyment to an avid gardener or watergarden hobbyist. To be considered a watergarden or aquatic plant the plant must…
Quick Steps for Pond Winterization
As winter approaches we need to prepare our ponds for the cold winter months. Pond winterization...
Fish Feeding in Colder Water
As the water temperatures begin to drop into the Lower 60s and upper 50s it is time to ensure you are feeding your fish a wheat germ based food with added Vitamin C to boost the…
Benefits of Pond Aeration
Using an aerator year round can be very beneficial to a pond owner.
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