Building a garden pond . in common parlance called simply “ film pond ” is logical and reasonable to begin with the design stage.
First you need to determine the site – it should be away from trees with a strong root structure. Perfect location garden pond is half the film of the reservoir cover shadow, the other half is under sunlight.
Otherwise in the summer sun, the water will begin to turn green, or “bloom” because of the huge number of microorganisms rapidly proliferating in the bright summer sun.
Hereinafter, the shape of the pit.
Garden pond rectangular or square shapes will look not quite natural, but as artificial construction. We are committed to the natural mind, isn’t it?
With the shape decided, now the depth of the film of pond per square meter of surface shall be at least 350-400 litres of water. If you plan to colonize fish, at least 900-1000L. Continue reading
In the course of evolution, fish have mastered many unusual ways to navigate and find food under water. Their senses are often very different from the inhabitants of the land. For example, using the sideline they feel the vibrations of the water, and their nostrils are, as a hydrochemical laboratory, determining the content of dissolved substances. American scientists have discovered in a small catfish inhabiting the coasts of Japan, another unusual mechanism. These fish are looking for the burrows of marine worms to change the acidity of the water.
Kind prihvataju striped catfish Plotosus japonicas was opened in the southern part of the sea of Japan only in 2008. John Caprio (Caprio John ) and his colleagues from the University of Louisiana several years studying these fish in a specially-equipped aquariums. Continue reading
Want to lead a conversation about those fish backyard ponds, for devices that do not require large material costs. Many have experienced that in small ponds the fish grows well and often their development is even ahead of their peers living in rivers and lakes. However, not every breed of fish it is advisable to grow in a small pond. In my opinion, the most successful objects for cultivation is carp, crucian carp, pike (fingerlings) and loaches. The last two lines are particularly interest the farmer-lover.
Pike grows very rapidly. One day in June (that year was extraordinary drought) we caught carp and a few Surat. The fish were transported about an hour and without water. When it got out in a basin of water, two spike weighing 150 g alive. And we released them together with carp in dug pond with an area of two acres.
The water in our backyard pond was literally teeming with many kinds of organisms, and there were especially many tadpoles in it. Continue reading