Stocking Lakes and Ponds in New York

  1. Pond Bacteria Treatment

    Pond Bacteria Treatment
    Beneficial Pond Bacteria Treatment   Smith Creek Fish Farm encourage, as part of a good lake and pond management plan, the use of natural biological augmentation for pond bacteria. curly leaf pond bacteriaTime is the enemy of your aquatic ecosystem. The breakdown of organic matter contributes to the buildup of bottom muck and sludge. Composted muck is the product of...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...

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