How Many Fish Can You Add to Your Pond?

Chances are … if you have a pond, you have fish. In fact, your pond fish might be the primary reason why you even wanted a water garden in your yard. Fish are fun to watch and most pond owners name each and every one of their finned friends. While fish create a memorable experience, they can also bring headaches to water quality if you go overboard when stocking fish. Too many fish in the pond creates an imbalance in water, so you’ll want to make sure you’re smart about the number and size of fish that you place in the water garden.

Pond fish typically need 10 gallons of water for every inch of their length, but keep in mind they will grow larger over the years. So no matter how tempting it might be to add just a few more fish, be careful not to overstock! Some pond experts even go so far as to recommend only ½ inch of fish per 10 gallons of water as a maximum stocking density.

If you’re a fish fanatic, you may find yourself with a

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A pond is the centerpiece of any yard. Ponds help bring color and life to your landscape and outdoor living areas. Many people love the ponds they have chosen to place in their backyard. However, any pond can benefit from an overhaul. At our company, we can help you get an even better pond in your backyard. We offer many features that homeowners can take advantage of to get an even lovelier yard. Our pond experts can take any pond and make it look even more wonderful. With our assistance, it’s easier than ever to redo the pond in your home and make it gorgeous and well functioning.

Our experts know all there is to know about how to create a fabulous pond that will add lots of life to your yard. We can take any pond you have and show you how to modernize it and update it according to contemporary plans. Our ponds are made in accordance will all modern principles. We can take any existing pond and help you see how it can be part of your yard once again. We’ll demonstrate why you want to

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Fireplaces, Outdoor Kitchens, Ponds and Waterfalls

Many homeowners cherish and adore their personal outdoor spaces. A lovingly tended garden that blooms as the season change is an ideal place to greet the seasons. At our company, we help make even easier to enjoy the outdoors. We offer fabulous outdoor fireplaces. An outdoor fireplace has many advantages. This is the ideal place to gather with friends and family as the sun goes down. It’s also the ideal place to enjoy after a long swim in your pool or time spent at work. Watch the dancing flames and let the warm wash over you and fill you up.

All Year Long

A fireplace adds value all year long. From the cooler fall and spring weather, fireplaces allow you to have a place to relax and feel warm no matter how cold it gets out there. We show you how easy it is to sit down in front the fire and let go of your cares. This is also a great way to add ambiance and style to your home while making it even more functional. We’re there for you with the perfect, beautiful outdoor accessory for any

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Are you looking to added value and entertainment space to your outdoors? An outdoor kitchen is an option to consider if you like entertaining or if you like spending time outside. This kind of design is one that allows you to prepare foods in a setting that is open while you’re surrounded by nature instead of being in an enclosed kitchen in the home. Make your friends and neighbors jealous of the kitchen with the many designs that are available from Living Waters Pond and Garden Center. Your living space will be expanded without the need for building another room onto the home. It’s an ideal option if you live in an area with warm weather throughout the year so that you can prepare more meals outside. View some of the options at www.livingwaterfeatures.com

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Each home is unique. Yet every homeowner wants a home that is theirs entirely. They want to make the best use of all the space they have including indoor and outdoor spaces. One way to do so is with the use of custom designs. At our company, we offer fabulous outdoor fireplaces. Our fireplaces are designed to add the perfect touch to any home. Making the most of the outdoors is one way to enjoy life all year long. An outdoor fireplace lets people sit outside even when it’s cold outside. Such fireplaces also make it easy to entertain family and friends as the sun goes down.

Adding style and value to your home with your custom fireplace makes any home more functional and more fun. A fireplace can be placed anywhere on the property. Many people love having a fireplace in the corner of their yard where they can get away from the house on a cold day and feel a great sense of privacy and happiness. Fireplaces also make it easy to have fun cooking things and teaching kids how to appreciate t

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Outdoor kitchens and barbecue areas are great for not only serving guests and having casual, adult or family parties in your backyard without having to worry about space.

Imagine a ponds and a nice outdoor kitchen area where you can cook, grill, and even prepare a full feast for your guests. You and your friends can sit out in cushioned lounge chairs while a fire crackles behind or beside them, sipping cool drinks and enjoying the fish swimming in your own private pond. This is truly the essence of dreams.

Living Water Features provides custom-made outdoor kitchens, patio, garden areas, and grilling porches. You can set up an outdoor fireplace, complete with a place for the kids to cook smores. A minibar can provide cool or sizzling drinks for the adults. Your pond can be the peace for which your buyers are looking. For more information visit our website at www.livingwaterfeatures.com

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Butterfly Koi: Basic Facts to Know

Butterfly Koi: Basic Facts to Know

In certain circles, when you mention butterfly koi it’s like speaking out of turn in an audience with the Pope. You just don’t do this. Quite a few of the koi connoisseurs think of butterfly koi as “mutts,” and some say that butterfly koi aren’t even koi. Others, however, happen to think butterfly koi can be the finest koi in any collection, depending on several factors – size, pattern, and finnage.

First, let’s consider where butterfly koi originated. In the early 80s, a population of common, brown and grey carp with long fins were found in a series of canals and ditches in Indonesia. A company in New York took an interest and brought the fish into the U.S. and sold some. They did not sell well because they were ugly. However, an enterprising and curious group of breeders at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery placed an order for a dozen of these fish to see what the heck they were. Ugly, with long fins, is what they discovered. Over the next se

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The weather in southwest Florida has once again become ideal for spending time outdoors. The intense heat of the summer has receded, and now the weather is perfect for lounging in the backyard with a good book, for entertaining family and friends with a backyard barbecue and more. There is no better way to spruce up your backyard than with the addition of an outdoor water feature like a fountain, a pond or another similar feature.

An outdoor water feature can be a focal point of your yard, or it can be a side attraction that adds yet another element of style to your space. Many people love the unique and relaxing sound of trickling water from an outdoor water feature. This can mask the sounds of traffic, neighbors and more to turn your backyard into a true oasis of relaxation. More than that, the style of the water feature can be customized to enhance your existing space, or the entire outdoor space can be designed around the water feature. This may be a side project, or it may be the

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Water features are a great way to add a relaxing environment to the home. The sound of a stream or waterfall flowing against rocks and pebbles is very soothing. Water therapy is very therapeutic for some people; this may be why water features are generally a fabulous idea for a garden.

Much work can go into creating a pond for the home or garden. If someone is a beginning gardener, and they desire something easy to start out with, container water gardens are a wonderful choice. Very similar to a potted plant, the care of these gardens is as simple as adding water. A plant can be potted in a large urn or basin. Container gardens are a way for young kids to help with gardening as well. With these gardens it is also important to remember that mosquito’s are drawn to stagnant water. Mosquito’s often carry disease, so it is important to try to prevent them from being attracted to the garden. One way to do that is to purchase a 75 gph statuary pump. This will help keep the water circula

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Koi Ponds Provide A Private Paradise

Koi Ponds Provide A Private Paradise

Installing a Koi pond around your home provides a peaceful, relaxing environment to forget the stresses of the day. Originally from Japan, Koi fish signify strength, prosperity and good luck. This beautiful outdoor feature is a great learning tool for children, an enjoyable area for senior citizens, and a fun hobby for all ages.

A Koi pond increases the value of a home and its property. It resembles the natural setting of a rain forest, and the sound of the water and swimming fish offers a private paradise and get away in your own backyard. These features include fountains, waterfalls, stone accents, decorative plants and lily pads. Pond plants feed on the algae preventing overgrowth and give shade to the Koi. This pond also attracts frogs, butterflies and birds.

After the initial setup, this decorative pond is easy to maintain. There is a filtering system that keeps the water clean to ensure the health of the Koi and other wildlife. Sizes vary b

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