Pond and Fish

Remove the dead Lily pads to keep the pond healthy for the fish

The past couple days it has been over 109 degrees. With water evaporating from the pond I added more today.  I keep the level of water in the pond as high as I can so the fish can stay cooler. The lillies need time to grow and cover the pond area providing shade to Goldfish/Koi, I use the name Koi lightly as these are not authentic Japanese Koi.

After adding the tap water I immediately put in a Stress Coat. My current brand is by PondCare.  After a day I put in my weekly treatment of ECOFIX, also by Pond Care. BE SURE TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS COMPLETELY!  Your pond needs a good filter system especially when adding these chemicals.

Filter after Filter, finally I believe I have discovered the TOP, The BEST Pond Filter System – LIFEGARD All In One !!!  Look in the right hand photo, you can see it.  It cost a little more but it is so worth it!  The comparison to my other filters is “this one blows the others OUT OF THE WATER.”

I can’t say enough about this pond filter. After trying so many this is the absolute best filter I have seen – LIFEGARD All In One – it scores a 10 !

The plants in the pond are thriving but It is important to remove the dead lily pads. I use long garden shears. Two of the fish stopped just for a moment for the camera.

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