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We are excited about this new product from Aquascape as it fills a great need in market for a good quality in pond filter. The Aquascape Submersible Pond Filter is easy to install to any existing pond and is great for ponds up to 800 gallons of water.
The filter provides pond owners with efficient mechanical and biological filtration. It is an unobtrusive filter which can be added to almost any submersible water pump resulting in crystal clear water and maintenance free pumps.
– Provides additional Filtration
– Pre Filters the water for reduced pump and filter maintenance
– Removable cage for easy cleaning
– Keeps pond water clean, clear, and healthy
If you are also in need of a pump, we recommend our Ultra line of pumps. This filter can handle flow rates up to 1300 gph.
For more information on this filter please give us a call @ 905-945-8060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow these 7 steps, and you will be well on your way to a Crystal Clear Pond!
- Remove the pond heater and bubbler that you added in the winter to keep a hole in the ice for exchange of gasses.
- Remove any debris that accumulated over the winter, such as leaves, sticks, or fine sediment. A skimmer net, with a finer mesh than a fish net, comes in handy for removing sediment.
- If your water is fairly dirty, you’ll want to conduct a partial water change. To do this, you can use your existing pump connected to a pipe for water removal, or you can purchase a pump specifically designed for pond clean-outs (or you can always hire the Cole’s Team to clean it for you.). Your pond water is rich with nutrients, so as you’re pumping out the water, use it to irrigate your surrounding landscaping and garden beds. Your flowers and veggies will thank you!
- Perform a bit of maintenance to lengthen the life of your pump. Simply inspect the intake and remove any solids or debris.
- When refilling your pond with water, be sure to apply a water conditioner such as Aquascape Pond Detoxifier. Pond Detoxifier removes chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia … and detoxifies heavy metals. What’s more, it’s safe for fish and plants.
- You can begin to add water treatments once your feature is up and running. If the water temperature is below 55 degrees, you can start by adding EcoBlast and SAB Stream and Pond Clean (be sure to follow package instructions). SAB is a powerful phosphate binder that helps keep your water clear. EcoBlast is a fish and plant-safe algaecide. These two products will work extremely well together in getting your pond off to a good start.
- Once your pond water temperature reaches 55 degrees, you can start adding Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria on a regular basis. Beneficial Bacteria assists in balancing your pond, reduces maintenance by keeping filters clean and debris-free, reduces harmful ammonia and nitrite, and produces crystal clear water quality.
*Info provided by Aquascape Inc.
Pond Maintenance just got a lot easier! Eliminate the guesswork and routine of adding water treatments to your pond, fountain, or water feature. In order for water treatments to work correctly, or to maintain optimum water quality, water treatments should be added consistently and on a regular basis. This automatic dosing system accurately and consistently applies you choice of water treatment just like an IV pump in a hospital.
- Helps Maintain optimum water quality
- Easy to use and fully programmable
- Dependable and quiet operation
- Can be used on almost any pond, fountain, or water feature.
Instructions for use:
1. Choose the appropriate water treatment based on what you want to accomplish.
2. Attach the water treatment you have selected to the fitting included with the dosing system.
3. Place the outlet/discharge hose as close to the edge of the water feature as possible.
4. Use the control panel to select the appropriate setting based on the amount of water contained with in your water feature.
5. The doing system will automatically add your selected water treatment product to the pond or water feature every day helping maintain optimum water quality and clarity.
*Please note the MSRP price on the pictures in the gallery above reflect the US MSRP pricing. The Canadian retail price is $34.99, which is a great deal considering the current exchange rate would put the USD price at close to $40.00.
The Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustiris) is one of the oldest plants in the pond world. It has be recorded to be around prior to the ice age. This hardy perennial is a showy early spring blooming marginal pond plant that can bloom from March to May and occasionally in the summer. It is a harbinger of spring and a “must have” for every water garden. The march marigold produces masses of large waxy butter cup like flowers of intense golden yellow with large almost round heart shaped dark green foliage. the plant grows 30-60 cm (1-2′) tall and wide. The marsh marigold is reproduced through seed or by division of crowns in the September or in Early spring.
The Double Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris flore pleno) produces fully double golden yellow, pom-pom flowers that almost cover the entire plant. Propagation is by division in September.
The Marsh Marigold is a reliable bloomer year after year and grows best in shallow water or wet soil but will tolerate running water or waster up to 30 cm (1′) deep. It is said to have culinary and medicinal uses and lasts well as a cut flower. In the wild, grouse eat the seeds, deer and moose eat the plants.The Marsh Marigold can be found in swamps and ditches all over it’s native habitats of North America, Britain, Europe, and the Himalayas. In North America it is found from Newfoundland to Alaska and south to Oregon and South Carolina.
The “Caltha is derived from the Greek word “kalathos” meaning a goblet, referring to the flowers shape. It is also called “King Cup” and sometimes referred to as “Mare-blobs” or “Mary-blobs” from the Anglo Saxon “Mere” or “Myre” meaning Marsh and “Blob” meaning bladder. This refers to the round bud shape flowers growing in the marsh. Over the years it has also been called “Water Dragon”, “Water Cowslip”, and “Horse-blob” to name a few.
A great addition to any water garden is a Floating Island Planter. It is a low tech way of featuring plants in your pond. It makes non-floating annual and perennial plants flowers simply by placing a Marsh Marigold and others into the floating island planter. It creates instant colour, shade, protection, and filtration. Its an easy and impressive way to show off your favourite non-floating pond plant or garden plants. Pick up a floating island planter and see our large selection of pond plants.