Sleep pond

It’s cold and frosty, and, of course, the owners of HOMESTEAD ponds are concerned, is properly prepared their ponds for the winter. However, if certain recommendations of your fish and other pond inhabitants can easily move even the most severe winter.

If the pond is large enough and its depth is more than 1.5 meters, then all its citizens can be safely left in place, through some measures to ensure their safety. Before freezing the water in the pond is saturated with oxygen, and the fish it would be enough for a long time. But the dead leaves of aquatic plants and the waste products of the fish will decompose in cold water and allocate detrimental to the inhabitants of the marsh gas pond.

For saturation of water with oxygen and removal of marsh gas must be cut in the ice hole and to ensure that they did not freeze. In no event it is impossible to break the ice with a hammer or other object. From the strong sound waves can hurt the fish.

To make the hole carefully and all the rules, you can use a simple way, taking a small metal container and adding hot water to gradually melt the ice. You can use the screws – a special device for ice fishing. Keep in mind that the thickness of the ice in the cold if your pond does not covered and will be 40-60 cm

During the winter as little as possible disturb the fish. At low temperatures water pond inhabitants fall into sostoianiia rest (hibernation) and are located at the bottom of the pond. The fish stops feeding and consumes less oxygen. Continue reading

The wintering of carp

In recent years, the breeding of decorative fish species, such as koi fish, is a favorite pastime of lovers of the exotic. Besides, it’s still a pretty profitable business. Those Japanese with fancy coloration fishes are of great interest not only to aesthetes. Garden ponds with such inhabitants become the perfect decoration for any suburban area. The owners of artificial lakes should take into account the fact that koi carp is quite cold and prefers clean, flowing water with high oxygen content. This environment will provide the exotic fish comfortable habitat conditions.

For successful breeding and keeping koi it is important to know that water is the most important factor in this wonderful lesson. First, the reservoir must be equipped with reliable high-performance filtration system, which will provide a continuous flow of clean running water.

Secondly, it is extremely important to ensure you receive enough oxygen, which is pumped by a compressor or by passing water through artificially arranged waterfall or cascade waterfalls. Thirdly, regular cleansing of the bottom of the reservoir to keep the water clean and clear, quite suitable for fish health.

The optimum water temperature for koi is 8-28°C. With its decrease koi spuskaetsya the bottom of the reservoir. And if the water temperature continues to fall, this can lead to fish kills. That’s why in autumn it is necessary to take care of the wintering of their Pets. A special attention should be paid to the nutrition of carp. For the safe transfer of cold weather, the fish should be given food, having in its composition a high percentage of protein and fat. Continue reading

The construction of lakes and ponds

Lakes and large ponds are an integral part of the natural or manmade landscape. Cleaning of lakes and maintenance of appropriate water quality is an urgent problem of our time.

For such reservoirs is impractical to create a separate filtration system and water purification with the use of technological equipment. Clearing such lakes should be carried out in the reservoir through natural processes, and the use of equipment and/or materials should be minimal and only to assist the natural processes of self-cleaning water.

The specialists of our company together with our partner ready to develop and implement a range of measures to clean contaminated water of Your pond, lake or large pond.

The pond is not only a technical construction, but also a place of pastime. Therefore, we build ponds, what would they bring into Your life only the bright colors and unforgettable emotions. We don’t forget that the pond should be an integral part of the landscape of your garden.

Unlike the pool, pond gives you the experience all year round. In summer you can swim and/or enjoy the damp coolness of your pond. Autumn – drenched in the vivid colors of beautiful autumn pores. Winter – take a dip after a soulful “bathhouse” or pokatatsya skating, if the conditions allow. In the spring – enjoy the awakening of nature. Continue reading

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