Last year the European Commission published the Invasive Alien Species Regulation and Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) and Elodea crispa remain on this banned list. The transitional period now has just over four weeks left, meaning you have until the 2nd August 2017 to buy these ever popular pond plants. After this we will no longer be… Read More Water Hyacinth and Elodea Crispa – ONE month left…
WHY SHOULD WE SWITCH TO FEEDING OUR FISH WHEATGERM FOOD? Well, as the weather gets colder changes, you see lots of reminders (like this one!) to feed a different diet to your fish – a wheat germ based diet. Why? What’s the difference? Do fish experience changes in taste when the weather changes? Okay, one at a time!… Read More Pond water getting colder? The switch to Wheatgerm.
Whether you popped in a new UV bulb last summer or spring it might be due for replacing.… Read More PSA: Now is a good time to replace that UV!
You may find that you suddenly have either frogspawn or toadspawn somewhere in your garden, whether it’s in a pond, water feature or bucket. As the temperature and sunlight is steadily increasing you may even notice it hatch. Here’s a list of Do’s and Don’t’s. 1.DO provide some cover if there isn’t any Up to… Read More Frogspawn in my pond – What Do I Do?
What is PH? PH is a term that you might have heard being thrown around in relation to water in ponds and aquariums. PH stands for ‘Potential of Hydrogen’ (not that that matters much) and is basically a measure of how acidic or alkaline water is (or how many hydrogen ions are present). It is… Read More PH FAQ
Plants are a great way to encourage wildlife to your garden and pond. POND WEED When floating on the surface or growing up from the bottom, oxygenating plants such as Elodea provide shelter as well as oxygen to the pond environment. Shade is important to amphibian larvae and is also useful in harbouring zooplankton such… Read More Plants & Wildlife in Your Pond
What is Ammonia? Okay, so ammonia (NH3) is released during the breakdown of organic matter in the aquarium or pond. It is by far and away, the most toxic substance in their environment, capable of rapidly killing fish and inflicting disease. Fish exude ammonia as a part of their metabolism, with most of it being excreted… Read More The Science bit – Ammonia FAQ