pond care


Pond Sludge Tips: What is Pond Sludge and How to Remove It

If you are looking for the answers to all of your pond sludge questions, then you have come to the right place. Here at Pond Planet, we are dedicated to answering all of the questions and queries of pond owners across the country to bring you the tips and advice you need. So, if you have found that pond sludge is your latest enemy, then keep reading to find out how to remove it,  and most importantly, what pond sludge even is? What is Pond Sludge? The question on everybody’s... Read More


How to Get Rid of Algae in a Pond

For every pond keeper, there is one word that instils terror in their entire beings. Algae. This entirely unwelcome plant life will invade your pond, turning water green and leaving a sludgy film that obscures your beautiful fish and plants in the water. Plus, not only is algae an unsightly and unpleasant distraction in your pond water it can also be very harmful to your pond life as it is known to deplete valuable oxygen. Algae can turn pond keeping from a therapeutic hobby into something that feels more like... Read More


How often should you clean a fish tank with a filter? Tank Filter Maintenance Tips

Your tank filter is the most important piece of equipment in your aquarium – so much so that not having one could be catastrophic for your fish. It is responsible for removing dirt, debris, and fish waste, ensuring a habitable environment for fish. It also oxygenates your tank water and supports the nitrogen cycle, making it an essential component to the survival of all aquatic life. However, installing a tank filter is not the be-all and end-all of a healthy aquarium, as improper filter maintenance can be as detrimental to... Read More

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How to Look After a Pond in Winter

Freezing weather can be problematic for pond enthusiasts, but knowing how to properly maintain and care for your pond during the winter period will make this time of year much easier to handle. Following the cleanup of the autumn leaves, pond owners should immediately turn their attention to protecting their livestock, pumps and filters during the harsher winter months. To help you with proper pond care in winter, we have put together an all-you-could-need guide full of helpful tips and advice. This guide will cover all aspects of winter pond... Read More


How to Care for Your Pond Fish in Winter

During those cold winter months, your fish’s welfare can become a concern. With temperatures plummeting into the minus degrees and pond surfaces freezing over, people often worry about what happens to your pondlife beneath the ice. It’s in this time that your fish will enter a state of semi-hibernation, resulting in their activity levels decreasing and their metabolism reducing, this means that generally, you won’t need to feed your fish during winter, but it doesn’t mean that they need less care. Our expert team here at Pond Planet have compiled... Read More