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Pond Filter Size

Question: I have a 1200 gallon pond. I also have a bog set up (1/2 whiskey barrel) filled with red bricks, pea gravel, and sand. I was wondering if that’s enough to keep the pond clean during the spring and summer. Thanks! Janice Answer: I am afraid the whiskey barrel will not be enough to…

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Green Pond Water

Question: I now have all the products that you have in your Pond Battalion Kit III. I have been using them as recommended for over 2 months and the pea soup water will not get any better. My pond is @ 8×11 and 3’deep. It has a skimmer and bio falls. The water was great…

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Heron vs Pond solutions?

Question: I built my pond late last summer and stocked it with 12 goldfish and 2 koi. Every thing was fine until this spring I found a Blue Herron standing in my pond (I live on a lake and Herron are quite common). Needless to say my fish are gone. Is there anything I could…

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Eggs

Question: I was wondering do goldfish lay eggs or do they have live birth? How about Koi. Is it possible for baby fish to be sucked up to the Bog area with the pump? Thanks Gary. Answer: Both Goldfish and Koi lay eggs. The eggs are very sticky, and they lay thousands of them. Although…

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Ant Mounds

Question: What do you recommend for ant mounds right up next to your pond? I bought some baits in a container that you slightly push into the ground where the ant is supposed to go up in it to get the bait, etc. but the ants appear to be ignoring these things because the mounds…

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Can I add Cat Fish to my pond?

Question: Can I add an Albino Corridos Cat Fish to my pond. Are they fish eaters. I have baby koi less than a 1/8 long in the pond. D.H. Answer: Almost any fish will eat small baby fish. Catfish are not recommended in the pond for other reasons, mainly because they are bottom feeders and…

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Injured Fish

Question: I went out of town for the weekend and when I returned. One of my Shubunkins fins had been eaten and torn apart. She is still alive I put her in a small holding tank to see if she will recover. They have been in the pond for 6 months together with no problems.…

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PH Balance

Question: Hi! Nothing I seem to do lowers the PH balance of our pond. I have tried several PH decreasers (purchased through you) and the PH barely comes down at all. Please advise!! Thanks! Gary Answer: We understand how frustrating pH can be. Here are a couple of facts: 1. pH fluctuates throughout the day…

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When adding fish, do I need a pump/filter?

Question: good morning, I have recently acquired a pre- formed pond, which contains 300 gallons. I would like it to contain some goldfish, and aquatic plants. Is a pump alone enough or do I need a filter as well? Could you recommend what is best to keep a clean, healthy environment. Thanks for your time.…

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Pond Vacuums

Question: This inquiry relates to pond vacuums. I am interested in purchasing a high end pond vacuum like that Pondovac 3. I like the feature of two chambers that alternate filling and emptying. However, I note that in the description of this machine, there is a caveat mentioned that the deeper you attempt to vacuum…

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