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Filtration, the simple approach

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Filtration, the simple approach

When considering equipment, most start out with what they are told will work and it's often very cheap and simple. Typically a waterfall filter is what many start out with yet to rely on just the waterfall filter falls in-line with the phrase, you get what you paid for. Some find the maintenance of cleaning the waterfall pads to be simple. Some may not even recall it requires maintenance and forget to do it. Soon they find themselves with pore water quality, green water and possibly even fish health issues.                             ...

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U.V.'s, Lamps and Benefits

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U.V.'s, Lamps and Benefits

Replacement of the UV Lamp Each manufacturer specifies the approximate length of time to replace the UV lamp. This is based on the lamp type and using the UV lamp 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24/7). Once this time limit has been reached, the lamp will still glow or light up. It still needs to be replaced because it is too weak to perform at optimum levels. Almost all UV manufacturers recommend replacing the lamp(s) at 9,000 hours or at about 13 months because they will have reached the 60% efficiency level. There is one company that...

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Water Preparation That You Should Embrace

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Water Preparation That You Should Embrace

Are you afraid to add chemicals to your pond? Biological companies research beneficial bacteria and have biologist that help develop some truly amazing products just to benefit our ponds. Our experience has been very positive by using the ones listed in this article.   We do rely on our filtration system to provide us with water quality, yet most pond keepers may not know the benefit of adding some very important water treatments to really benefit starting up the biological and or cleaning up crud in the pond. Its also very beneficial to continue to add some as a maintenance...

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Feeding Koi to be healthy and maximising their beauty

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Feeding Koi to be healthy and maximising their beauty

Current research into the types of natural ingredients that Koi fish require, encouraged the final development of the most ideal food for our Koi. It resulted in a well balanced and nutritionally complete diet, made from all natural FDA approved ingredients that are highly digestible for your fish. This food became so popular because it became the first food that permitted pond keepers to be able to feed Koi all throughout winter and was found to enable safely feeding them, even when the water temperature reached 38°F. The research proved that Koi need to keep their strength up during winter...

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External Pond Pumps

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External Pond Pumps

Why External Pond Pumps? External Pond pumps are designed for efficiency and moving volumes of water at lower RPM’s than swimming pool pumps. Typically, external pond pumps have an advantage if the pond equipment has 2 inch or 3 inch plumbing making it easy to move the water through the pipes to the filtration equipment and the cumulative head pressure or resistance is low enough for it to provide the needed flow rate. External pumps typically costs less money to run than submersible because they require less amperage in electricity. A simple comparison article shows that an external pump can save...

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