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  1. Sample Page

    This is an example page. It's different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this: Hi there! I'm a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Pond Aeration

    Pond Aeration
    How Do I Choose a Pond Aeration System? Many of my discussions with customers often start with the pond or lake owner telling us that their pond is “X” feet deep, spring fed and “Y” acres. My followup question is “what are the dimensions?” Hence, this is how we start the conversation of whether or not they need pond aeration. Aeration Benefits all...
  7. How To Control Pond Muck

    How To Control Pond Muck
    How To Control Pond Muck What is the pond “muck”? Muck and sludge that builds up on the bottom of your lake or pond consist of decaying weeds, algae and other material, like leaves, that are slowly decomposing. In other words a huge "compost pile" on the bottom of your pond which is not only makes swimming unpleasant due to...
  8. How to Rid Your Pond of Leeches

    How to Rid Your Pond of Leeches
    Leeches are small, flat, dark segmented worms with small sucking organs at both ends. Leeches can range in size from a quarter inch to 6 inch dream haunting monsters. They have a reputation for being aggressive, blood sucking parasites, but can also be an important food source for fish and other aquatic organisms. Leeches are also great as bait. Leeches are...
  9. What is a Grass Carp

    What is a Grass Carp
    What is a grass carp? The grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is one of the largest members of the minnow family, commonly reaching weights in excess of 25 pounds. Native to the rivers of eastern China and the Soviet Union, it has been introduced into over 50 countries worldwide due to its uncanny ability to control a wide variety of aquatic...

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