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How-To Articles

Learn how to do just about anything you need to for your pond. From what to feed fish at different pond temperatures, to how to calculate liner size, we've got you covered. Remember to follow us on our YouTube channel and other social media sites. You can leave comments for videos on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!


If you're in the process of building a new pond, you're bound to make a few mistakes. Everyone does. Today, I'm going to review the top 3 most common mistakes made, and hopefully shedding some light on these will help you avoid making them.

Article Posted: 04/13/2017 04:51:18 PM

How To: Remove Rotor and Clean Atlantic Tidalwave 3 Pump

Your TidalWave pump will require periodic cleanings of the cooling screen, rotor and rotor chamber.

Article Posted: 03/01/2017 09:00:04 AM

How To: Replace Foam Filters in a Laguna Pressure Flo Filter

Today I'm going to show you how to replace the foam filters in your Laguna Pressure-Flo Filter.

Article Posted: 03/01/2017 09:00:03 AM

How To: Replace O-Rings in a Laguna Pressure Flo Filter

The Laguna Pressure-Flo is a sealed pressurized filter. The installed O-rings provide water tight seals in 4 locations.

Article Posted: 03/01/2017 09:00:01 AM

How To: What to Feed Fish at Different Pond Temperatures

Knowing your water temperature is extremely important when it comes to feeding. Feeding the wrong type of food in certain temperatures can create severe issues for fish and the pond as well.

Article Posted: 02/14/2017 09:00:05 AM

How To: Tube and Barb Fitting Adjustments - Getting a Tight Seal

Barb and tube fitting can be tricky business. Follow the methods shown here and you can rest assured that your connections will be water tight and secure.

Article Posted: 02/14/2017 09:00:01 AM

How To: Replace UV Bulb in a Tetra Bio-Active Pond Filter

UV bulbs generally have a lifespan of around 12 months- continuous use - and should be replaced accordingly.

Article Posted: 02/14/2017 09:00:00 AM

How To: Test UV Lights in Your Pond Clarifiers

There are times when you cannot differ whether or not your UV light is actually working. Here is Joe to help you through that.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:10 AM

How To: Repair Split Pond Tubing

Split Tubing can be easily repaired. All you need is the right tools.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:09 AM

How To: Replace a Diaphragm in your Air Pump

If you experience a loss of flow or total loss of flow on your air pump there are a few troubleshooting steps you'll need to take prior to replacing diaphragms.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:08 AM

How To: Replace a UV light in a Tetra External UV Clarifier

Designed to eliminate that unsightly green or pea soup colored water. How it works, water is pushed through the clarifier via a pump and the high intensity UV light kills off the microscopic algae cells that form green water.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:07 AM

How To: Replace UV Bulb in a Laguna Pressure-Flo

UV bulbs generally have a lifespan around 12 months of continuous use and should be replaced accordingly.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:06 AM

How To: Replace UV Bulb in a Aquascape UltraKlean

UV bulbs generally have a lifespan around 12 months of continuous use and should be replaced accordingly.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:05 AM

Waterfall Filters Explained - All About Bio Filters

Waterfall filters, or bio-filters are more or less gravity fed overflow tanks. Generally positioned at the beginning of your stream or waterfall, designed to house the ponds filtration media.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:04 AM

How To: How to Treat Tea Colored Pond Water

There's only one thing worse than green water - and that's tea colored or brown water. Often times, the end fall, beginning of winter brings with it discolored water.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:03 AM

How To: Measure your Pond Liner

To begin, you'll need 3 measurements. Length, width and depth. These will be the longest length, the widest width and the very deepest depth. No averages, and these measurements will always be taken in feet.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:02 AM

How To: Cleaning Pond Water - Barley Straw Treatment

The use of barley dates back to the treatment of acre farm ponds hundreds of years ago. Today, it's still widely used, and quite popular. Used as a natural water treatment and conditioning aid, the treatment process is actually quite interesting.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:01 AM

Top Winter Pond Tips

If you choose to run your pump during the winter, and it's powering a waterfall, it's important to monitor for ice dams. These are ice accumulations that can occur at the base of your waterfall during freezing conditions.

Article Posted: 02/08/2017 09:00:00 AM

How To: Testing a De-Icer

Testing a de-icer is easy. Follow along with our instructional video.

Article Posted: 01/17/2017 09:00:00 AM

Pond Winterizing Tips

All tips on this page should be scrutinized for their application to your individual needs. Everything you need to know for winterizing your pond.

Article Posted: 12/25/2016 04:48:27 PM

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