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Articles about water quality, keeping water clean and fresh, mosquito free and clear!

Water Quality: What To Know About Chlorine


I know that your interest in the fish pond is probably limited to either the fish, or the pond. I am fully aware of it. But the thing is; if you don’t supply “perfect” water, you won’t get “perfect” fish health. So you’ll have to show some interest in the water in which they live. Now, I don’t want to make this sound like you’ll need a chemistry degree because it’s not that bad. “Water” […]

Water Gardens: Water Clarity

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Everyone wants clear water. “Clean” water is usualy also clear water, but there are exceptions. You can have very “healthy” water which is so green with suspended algae that you cannot see through it. You can also have very “clear” water which is uninhabitable by fish because of the accumulation of nitrogen wastes. (See discussion of the Cycle). However, cloudy water is almost never clean, and cloudy water is absolutely never good for fish. If […]

Veggie Filters: An overview

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Naturally, in a water garden, vegetation / foliage is going to contribute a LOT to water quality aka filtration. Veggie filters The “veggie” filter can be relied upon as a ‘standalone’ filter type but there are “gotchas”. Veggie filtration would be great for folks in the Southern US or with limited collections of fish. This type of filter is basically a big vat of water, or even an auxilliary in ground “pond” full of water […]