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When choosing the best underwater pond light, there are three things to consider, longevity, lighting effects, and fish safety if you decided to put them in your pond. No such thing as a 100% waterproof fixture. Submersible fixtures are susceptible to leaks. The likelihood of a leak occurring can be significantly reduced depending on the institution and how it is engineered and built. Cheaper is not better when looking for an underwater pond light. Plastic housing can crack from temperature fluctuations and be damaged by the sun.
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Nature is beautiful and people should do their best to preserve it by any means necessary. Besides, animals survive from nature because it provides clean air and food. At times, human activities like littering can destroy the environment. Without being cautious to where and how individuals litter their waste materials, some living organisms like aquatic life may be depleted in the long-run. The diversification of living organisms allow for a functional ecosystem where there is dependence for survival.
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It's surprising that Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” has not titled one of his episodes “Ponds of the Rich & Famous”, especially since Robin Leach enjoys his own koi pond in the gardens of his mansion on a remote island in the Caribbean. Many celebrities have koi ponds or water gardens but finding out about them is like looking for a needle in a haystack. I was, however, able to come across a few interesting and somewhat surprising tidbits — enough information to leave us all wanting more.
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Certain biological processes must occur before a pond is fully seeded and balanced. Nitrifying bacteria must be present and working in the pond’s ecosystem before the pond can promote a healthy environment for aquatic life. New ponds will have none of those necessary biological processes in place. This creates a “New Pond Syndrome” that can be frustrating if the new pond owner is not equipped with knowledge on how to deal with it. Giving the pond time to develop these processes is the most important step and there are things that we can do to hasten the development.
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You’ve got to give it to them, the companies presently running these wonderful marketing campaigns. They hold seminars that lure in the landscaper and other entry-level pond builders and convince these innocent people how simple their product is to install and "teach" them what an effective job their product does. Their product is the handy-dandy all-in-one filter / skimmer / pump combination. Just dig the hole and line ‘er up with the pond and your job is halfway done — And it’s affordable!
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There are professionals who know ponds and there are others who don’t. There are some that are in the learning curve and will become great pond builders one day. As backyard ornamental ponds increase in popularity so do the number of contractors who become overnight experts. Suddenly everyone knows how to build a pond.