ponds

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Fish and other animals in the pond

Fish enliven the garden pond: for their graceful movements interesting to watch. The role of fish in maintaining the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the water is usually exaggerated, while the benefits they offer by eating mosquito larvae, it is difficult to overestimate. However, the presence of fish in the pond is desirable, but not necessary, since usually little impact on maintaining the purity of water.

When choosing fish, primarily guided by the size of your pond. If you are not strapped for cash, you might want to purchase expensive and beautiful koi. Unfortunately, these fish need special conditions – the surface area of the pond not less than 7.5 square metres and a depth of at least 1.2 m. At the other end of the scale are hardy and unassuming goldfish and shubunkin who are able to live with any, even very tiny pond – it is necessary only to ensure that in winter the surface water is not delayed by ice for a long time. Between koi and goldfish is Golden Orff, which required a pond with a surface area of at least 4 sq. m.

Another important consideration is visibility. Motley shubunkin and black telescopes spectacular aquarium, but in a pond they are lost. Better to populate the pond with bright white, yellow, orange and red fish. The most suitable for this is the movable gold zolotarivka and Orpah, because they always stick at the water surface. Continue reading

The biggest catfish

Want to know where was the biggest catfish caught? Then read on this fascinating material, which we have prepared especially for you.

Everyone knows that the largest creatures on our earth are marine inhabitants. But this does not mean that fresh water can not boast of their giant representatives. River giants have long been commonplace for the modern man. Catch one of the river dwellers will be able to provide a delicious meal the whole family for a few days. It is first and foremost about soms. This wonderful fish has become a familiar inhabitant of reservoirs of Russia and CIS countries. But the major representatives soms were seen and other countries.

The biggest catfish man-eating

Few people know that catfish possess limitless power. There were cases, when starved fish could flip the fishing boats and attack fishermen. Sometimes it happens that soma attacked the washing of water bodies of women, literally snatching them from the hands of underwear. Such aggressive behavior of the catfish, in fact, it is not surprising, because it is the only large predators that live in rivers. Continue reading

The pond with his hands

Today, many garden and suburban areas dug ponds. And not only fire ponds, and ornamental ponds.

The pond at the cottage, in addition to the practical value (supply of water for irrigation or for poganyj needs) and has an important aesthetic value. In addition, the pond with his own hands made, and there will be a subject of pride of owners and envy of neighbors. Garden pond is not difficult. It is important only to observe some rules and to follow this interesting subject – the pond with their hands.

Unlike earth, where all the time something changes: planted new plants, are made of ridges, flower beds, Alpine slides, etc. to the pond does not reach the hands, he lives his life. And how does she live? He, like soil, have their indicators, their “pests”, “weeds” and “plants”.

That’s about them, about indicators, and how they can change and improve, and we’ll talk. What would a pond with his own hands made please you for many years. Continue reading

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