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17th-Aug-2009 11:44 am - BiOWiSH Pond Conditioner
I know someone who's used it. They said it worked really well and they'd definitely use it again
5th-Aug-2009 01:42 pm - BiOWiSH Pond Conditioner

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone has come across this pond cleaning product and what feedback do they have from using it?  I understand that it is now available in the Australia, UK and the US.  According to the website link below, it is 100% organic and biodegrable.

8th-May-2008 10:46 pm - foam and bacteria
              I have a question,  Has any one ever used the foam thats simular to the stuff you would find in couch cushion in a bio filter ?   
 A friend of mine said it would be toxic but she said thats if you burn it.   The foam is  very porous and I figured it would be a great place for benificial bacteria to live.     

Also another question    Has anyone every used septic tank bacteria and enzymes in a pond? Someone told me it would work and it would eat the debris off the bottom of the pond the leaves I cant get to.                        

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14th-Apr-2008 01:47 pm - Dogs and koi

Hi all.  I'm brand new here.  I'm in the process of buying a house, and plan to move in a couple of weeks from now.  There's a lovely koi pond in the back yard, with a nice waterfall.  Although I've previously had both freshwater and saltwater fish at different times in my adult life, I'm sure I'll be back here for suggestions on keeping them all healthy.

One thing I'm trying to figure out before I move in:  what's the best way to keep the dogs out of the koi pond?  I have two miniature australian shepherds, and one is just a pup.  I will probably put some sort of fencing around it for a while, but I want them to learn to stay away from it.  Suggestions?


This is my pond in the winter its very boring and theres alot of stuff I need to get rid of around it and finish putting the pea gravel around it.  


A closer look, its so green I  dont know if it was due to the couple of warm days we had or due to the electric current it had running through it from the defective de-icer. 


Bio filter and increased water flow I added another 330 gallon per hour pump so now its 660 gallon an hour in a 625 gallon pond. 



I started this in the fall didnt get done before the ground froze. I have been digging it by hand its 13 by 17 by 5 foot deep at its deepest 3 foot deep in the middle and 1 foot deep in the shallow end.  


Well it holds water its not supposed to yet.  


Another angle  it will be done by spring well maybe end of spring start of summer. I hope, wish I had some help lol 
16th-Jun-2007 05:05 pm - Pictures of my pond
I was out in the garden and saw Monti in the bog getting himself a drink, so I ran and got the camera. Got him and took some pictures of the ponds. There are actually 2 ponds and a bog all interconnect. The bog and one pond are on the top, in the main yard, and then the larger pond is down bellow. There is a little stream and waterfall connecting the upper and lower pond. When we created the pond we had a bunch of clay pipe, so decided to go with a broken waterline idea. Monti is perched on one of those clay pipes.

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22nd-May-2007 03:10 pm - Koi!
My new Asagi koi:

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24th-Apr-2007 12:30 pm - My ponds
Here are a few pictures of my ponds from last summer. The weather is not nice enough yet this year.

Thanks for looking.
21st-Apr-2007 08:54 am - Goldfish
We left our goldfish outside this winter. First time we have done that. We have always brought them in and put them in a tank. We have always lost most of them. So last fall we got a heater and it worked great for living in cold MN. We only lost one. Now it is time to clean the little pond and put some of the fish back in it. We have two ponds and love them.
22nd-Oct-2006 02:07 am - Plec Issues - CATFISH issues :)
Baby Fish!
I went and got a cave yesterday, put it in and gave him a packet of live blood worms, he was hiding under the heater protector (not the actual heater) again so I left him alone and turned out the lights. Later I checked and he was still under there and not the cave, so I moved the heater protector and discovered he was dead.. I have no idea how long for as he looked alive still until he flipped on his back to float, and had husband do a dead fish check, which I just don't do as I wont touch dead fish. I have no idea what happened. Husband thinks as he didn't shift when I put the cave and things in and as the plec tabs were hardly touched that he most likely died before the cave and worms went in. Temp was 80, all levels fine, pH 7.0, so I have no clue what happened. I feel really crap though. Anyway, thanks for all the help, hopefully I'll never have to look after a tailless fish again, but if I do I know what to do.

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