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  1. Japanese Koi Buying Trip
    Japanese Koi Buying Trip


    Each year a group of our partners travel to Japan to visit the koi breeders and to select the best koi to stock our shops and fulfill our customer orders. Take a look at our photo diary and find out what we got up to on this year's trip.

  2. Winter Feeding for Pond Fish
    Winter Feeding for Pond Fish
    Pond fish are poikilothermic (cold-blooded) creatures. This means that their body temperature is controlled by their immediate surroundings, and their behaviour corresponds directly to how warm or cold they are.
  3. Top Tips for a Clear Pond
    Top Tips for a Clear Pond
    ​I don’t have a very big pond, or that many fish, but every year I struggle to keep it clear. I’ve used a lot of pond clear products, but it always goes back to being murky, green and sometimes milky. What can I do?
  4. Taking Care of Goldfish in a Pond
    Taking Care of Goldfish in a Pond
    Useful advise from experienced fishkeepers on taking care of goldfish in a pond
  5. How To Clean a Pond Without Draining the Water
    How To Clean a Pond Without Draining the Water
    These days, fully draining a pond in order to clean it is not usually necessary and should only be considered a last resort.
  6. How to use a Pond Vac
    How to use a Pond Vac
    ​There are many reasons for the accumulation of sludge at the bottom of the ornamental fish pond.
  7. Introducing New Plants to the Garden Pond
    Introducing New Plants to the Garden Pond
    When it comes to adding plants to the pond, this can be done at any time of year, although most people prefer to do so during spring and summer when outdoor conditions are more agreeable. If plants are added during the winter months, many species will be undergoing dormancy at this time but will start growing on once the weather warms up and encourages them.
  8. Pond Lighting Help Sheet
    Pond Lighting Help Sheet
    There are three types of pond lighting: underwater lighting, floating lighting, and non-submersible lighting that surrounds the exterior of the pond. A cleverly placed mixture of these will have the most visual impact.
  9. Introducing New Fish to the Garden Pond
    Introducing New Fish to the Garden Pond
    The type of fish that you choose chiefly depends on how large your pond is, not only in terms of length and width, but also in depth. The volume of the pond, along with other factors including filtration, aeration, plant life etc, play an important part in biologically balancing the pond.
  10. Readying Your Fish Pond For Spring
    Readying Your Fish Pond For Spring
    Is your pond Spring ready?
  11. Beware the Crafty Koi Killer!
    Beware the Crafty Koi Killer!
    Keen Koi keepers in Burbage and Pewsey were left bereft recently after an unknown assailant killed prize carp worth hundreds of pounds...
  12. Pond Plants Ban Takes Effect
    Pond Plants Ban Takes Effect
    In August 2016, two of the most popular pond plants in the UK were banned by the EU as part of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation. Water hyacinth and Elodea crispa were included in a list of 37 species that were of concern across the EU, and retailers were given 12 months to clear their shelves of these species according to advice given by DEFRA.
  13. Our 10 Top Tips for Summer Pond Care
    Our 10 Top Tips for Summer Pond Care
    With temperatures rising and the Summer Solstice passed, you may be spending more time enjoying your outside space. And if you have a pond, you’ll know that some maintenance tasks are vital to ensure your pond is looking it’s best in the sun!
  14. Top Tips For Your Pond This Spring
    Top Tips For Your Pond This Spring
    As the busiest time of the year for all water gardeners, it is integral to the development of your pond and it's inhabitants to follow the necessary maintenance steps in Spring, to ensure your pond thrives.
  15. Aqua Nutrition Premium Pond Food Offers
    Aqua Nutrition Premium Pond Food Offers
    Some great offers on our exclusive Aqua Nutrition Premium pond foods...
  16. 7 Tips For Pond Care This Autumn
    7 Tips For Pond Care This Autumn
    As the nights draw in and the clocks go back, Autumn is a time to settle in and prepare for the low...
  17. EU to Ban Britain's Favourite Pond Plant
    EU to Ban Britain's Favourite Pond Plant
    The latest organism to be added to the EU’s Invasive Alien Species Regulations is the popular Wat...
  18. Primetime for Maidenhead Aquatics!
    Primetime for Maidenhead Aquatics!
    You may hear us talking about aquariums rather often, but do you know we’re also very keen on our ...
  19. How To Make Your Pond or Water Feature Safe
    How To Make Your Pond or Water Feature Safe
    Water holds an irresistible attraction to people of all ages, but as we unfortunately discover each...
  20. Join The Big Pond Dip - What’s Living in Your Pond?
    Join The Big Pond Dip - What’s Living in Your Pond?
    We know that one of the best things you can do for wildlife in the garden is to put in a pond. But ...

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