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How much food should I feed my Oklahoma pond fish?

How much food should I feed my Oklahoma pond fish?

We recommend feeding as much food as your fish will eat in 5 minutes. Start by adding a half dollar amount of food, if your fish friends gobble it up, throw in another half dollar amount.   If you happen to throw in too much food and your fish left it floating in the...

Plant Spotlight: Water Hyacinth

Plant Spotlight: Water Hyacinth

​Water Hyacinth Blooms - Water hyacinths put out soft purple blooms that can be from 4 inches to 12 inches tall! I have observed that the hyacinth in my pond d not bloom but the ones in my waterfalls do.  My theory is that because they are very sensitive to water...

How To Avoid Drowning Plants

Many pond and water garden owners live in places that get cold during winter, but want to keep aquatic plants anyway, some of which only grow naturally in warmer climates. This presents a challenge that must be overcome, because while aquatic plants can be safely kept...

Overwintering Water Lettuce In Oklahoma

Overwintering Water Lettuce In Oklahoma

​Some Oklahoma pond owners wonder if it’s possible to bring water lettuce inside during the winter months, placing them in an aquarium until the spring. This is one of those questions that don’t really have an answer that is clear cut. While technically you can, there...

How To Calculate How Many Gallons Of Water Is In My Pond?

Each year we have several new Oklahoma pond owners contact us and want information on their pond.  One of the most important things to know is how many gallons of water is in your pond.  Below we walk you through how to calculate how many gallons of water is...

What Should I do to my pond before traveling!

What Should I do to my pond before traveling!

 How will you care for your pond while traveling? It is very important to set up everything before you go.  Here are some tips for a worry free trip:  ​Circulation -Make sure to let the pump run while you are gone to assist with oxygenation and circulation. Stagnant...

Plant Spotlight – Pickerel Rush

Plant Spotlight – Pickerel Rush

Don’t let the name of this plant fool you! Pickerel Rush (or weed) has showy purple (or pink or white) flower spikes and is a great plant for the pond. It blooms from June to October and is hardy in zones 3 to 10. So it grows great here in Oklahoma. Grown in full sun...

Transferring Fish – To Your Oklahoma Pond

Transferring Fish ​- Whether you are transferring fish from a holding tank back to the pond after a cleanout or from one pond to another, there are several things that need to be considered for the safety of the fish. difference in water temperaturedifference in pH in...

Getting LED Lighting For Your Oklahoma Pond

Pond LED lighting can provide a number of benefits to your Oklahoma pond. They are low voltage, come in a variety of colors, and are environmentally friendly. They are also extremely energy efficient, and will last much longer than standard halogen lights. LED lights...

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