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  1. Lake and Pond Management Service, NY

    Lake and Pond Management Service, NY
    Lake Management Service The lake and Pond Managers at Smith Creek Fish Farm will design a comprehensive management program and provide each client with a practical maintenance plan for the future. Our goal is to preserve the natural beauty and balance of our client's ecosystem. In the case where the client is experiencing issues with their lake and pond, we will custom tailor a plan to restore the balance of the ecosystem. Often a plan will include algae and weed control along with a natural biology cal component In many cases a portion of the management plan will include the...
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  2. Retention & Detention Pond Maintenance

    Retention & Detention Pond Maintenance
    Retention & Detention Pond Maintenance Retention, Detention, and Engineered Wetlands are increasingly being regulated and required for any point source runoff. A point source runoff can be a condo complex, farm or a shopping mall parking lot. By design, these water collection structures are created to collect runoff that we do not want to pour directly into a lake or river. They are also used to prevent flooding of structures and roads. (LOCAL SERVICE) But just because these structures are meant to collect wastewater does not mean we cannot design or manage them to be aesthetically pleasing at minimum, and...
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  3. Pond Bacteria Treatment

    Pond Bacteria Treatment
    Beneficial Pond Bacteria Treatment   Pro-Series Small Pond Kit Eliminate the time and guesswork of assembling a pond package, everything you need is included. All components are top quality and long lasting — providing years of enjoyment to the owner! Kits Include: Pro-Series small AquaFalls filter/waterfall base Pro-Series skimmer with filter brushes Energy efficient submersible pump 45 mil EPDM rubber liner Liner underlayment Beneficial bacteria 25' of 11 /2" flex PVC pipe Check valve assembly, fittings and instructions Three mini LED lights with 45 watt transformer Waterfall installation kit (pvc glue, primer, silicone, black foam) BUY HERE ______________________________________________________________ Pro-Series Medium...
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  4. Pond and Lake dye for sale

    Pond and Lake dye for sale
    Pond Dye Why Use Pond Dye From Smith Creek Fish Farm? (Besides the FREE SHIPPING) Many garden centers and agricultural supply stores have consumer grade products that may be convenient, but NOT your best value. Most pond dyes, either gallon, quart or box of packs are most often rated at 1-2 million gallons treatment per unit, but ultimately you must refer to the individual label for dosage. Clear, blue ponds add peace and serenity to your landscape, giving you a relaxing place to take a walk, sit by the water or even have a swim. Ponds with muddy, murky waters...
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  5. Aeration equipment

    Aeration equipment
    Aeration equipment (Kasco Deicer Water Agitators) Kasco deicers are designed to prevent the formation of damaging ice around docks and boats. Thousands of these units are being used in marinas, harbors, waterfront developments, and recreational ponds to prevent costly ice damage. Deicers come complete with a power cord and two 20' suspension ropes. Time and temperature control – save money in reduced electrical usage! The controller (C20), designed exclusively for Kasco, will only operate when both the timer and thermostat are activated, unlike regular timers which run the motor every day at a set time. This controller will only operate...
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  6. Keep Algae Under Control with the Help of Trapdoor Snails

    Keep Algae Under Control with the Help of Trapdoor Snails
    Is your pond being overrun by thick, green algae this summer? If so, Smith Creek Fish Farm has a great solution that you may not have considered yet: Trapdoor Snails. These slimy creatures help promote a balanced ecosystem and are a fairly non-invasive species when compared to other egg-laying snails you may employ. A brief introduction on these snails: Japanese Black Trapdoor Snail (Viviparis Malleatus) is the preferred species of snail for recreational and professional pond and water gardeners world-wide. Algae-eating trapdoor snails are one of the few snail varieties that can over-winter well and survive in harsh northern climates...
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  7. Three Important Summer Pond Maintenance Tips

    Three Important Summer Pond Maintenance Tips
    As the weather grows warmer during the summer season, so does the temperature of your pond water. And while we all enjoy the opportunity that summer weather provides us to get outside and enjoy the outdoor activities we love, it is important to remember that the fish and plant-life within your pond are just as warm as you are. Avoid Overfeeding Pay close attention to how much you are feeding your fish during the hot summer months, as they are prone to over-eat due to increased activity. The use of an automatic fish feeder system can be used to manage...
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  8. Pond Construction Considerations

    Pond Construction Considerations
    Things to Consider When Constructing a Pond Creating ponds as aesthetic and recreational amenities or as water sources for agricultural have requirements that must be considered. One must consider various site conditions when planning for a pond to ensure a suitable location. Be sure to check on federal, state and local requirements before you start to dig. Most pond projects will benefit from technical and regulatory expertise. What is your water source? An adequate water source is needed to maintain water levels. Supply is available from four types of sources. Overland drainage Surface runoff from precipitation or a flowing spring traveling overland...
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  9. How To Get Rid Of Geese

    How To Get Rid Of Geese
    How to Use Pond Habitat Modification to Control Canada Geese Canada or Canadian Geese (Branta canadensis) are recognized as a seasonal reminder that the seasons are changing. In and around rural areas, the Canada Goose has become a reminder that you need to watch where you step! Due to their exceptional adaptability to human-modified environments and their bold attitude, the Canada Goose has moved into populated areas. The preferred rural habitat is often centered around a pond or lake with areas of surrounding manicured grass. A few visiting geese are often welcomed as migrating wildlife, but when the large flocks...
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