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Aquariums And Their Value

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By Clifford Woods

An Aquarium is the name given to the container where pet fishes are kept. Aquariums are mostly rectangular shaped boxes with at least one transparent side. The material used for making these fish containers is either glass or acrylic. An aquarium is considered a very useful decoration item as it can add a lot of beauty to the interior design of any home or office. 

Not only is it great for beautifying the place but it also provides an interesting object for the people to look at while they are waiting. This is the reason why you will always find a clean and well-kept aquarium placed in a hospital or a clinic where patients have to wait for their turn to see the doctor. 

An Aquarium having tropical fish and plants in it is a real treat for young children. Since small kids love seeing fish moving around in the water, they get fascinated by the healthy fish swimming in the aquarium and feel relaxed. It has been proven by research that a fish tank can really help in calming down hyperactive children. 

According to the research, a hyperactive kid when placed in front of a beautiful and clean aquarium is going to stop wandering here and there and is going to get lost in the amazing world of fish and aquatic plants on display in the aquarium and hence, his hyperactivity is going to subside pretty quickly. 

From the educational point of view as well, aquariums can prove to be great for the kids. The children can learn a lot about fish, their habitat, their food and many other interesting facts about these creatures if they have an aquarium at their home. Moreover, petting fish in an aquarium is a healthy hobby for the kids as well. 

Not only is this hobby going to keep them engaged, they will learn a number of important things from it as well. They would learn to take care of their pets and would find out the importance of keeping things clean, tidy and alive as well.   

Besides being a great decoration piece and an educational and relaxation equipment for hyperactive children, aquariums offer many environmental benefits to people as a whole. A clean aquarium is very pleasing to the eye and brings a person closer to nature. 

He becomes aware of the natural beauty and begins to change his views about environment and saving the creatures living it. Moreover, an aquarium can help a person in developing a healthy interest in fish and marine life urging him to do something for the betterment of other aquatic animals present in nature.

In addition to all these benefits, aquariums also provide tranquillity and peace to people. One look at the healthy fish swimming in the water is going to cheer you up and you will be immersed in the beauty of the scene and tend to forget all your worries and tensions for a while. Because fish do not create a lot of noise, they are ideal pets for people who like peace and do not want to get disturbed by the barking of a dog or the meowing of cats.  

In short, aquariums are great for a family and add a lot of value and beauty to a house. They are excellent for educating young children and can be used to calm down hyperactive kids as well.



Clifford Woods is the CEO of Organic Environmental Technology.
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THE VALUE OF CLEAN WATER

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It is a known fact that clean water is essential to all living things to be able to survive. With the environmental changes occurring at present, however, the environment is at risk of losing clean water with all the uncontrolled pollutants that are incorporated in the water system. There might be a time when clean water scarcity will be experienced all around the world.

One solution in addressing the problem of contaminated water is the use of beneficial microorganisms. 

Beneficial microorganisms, either in the form of bacteria or fungi, have the ability to breakdown almost anything to use them for food as a source of energy. They are the reason for the decay of organic materials in the environment. Beneficial microorganisms, which we commonly term as good bacteria, are very helpful to the body since they fight harmful microorganisms or bad bacteria. Aside from their benefits in the body, they also have some benefits in our environment, such as helping in production of clean water.

These beneficial microorganisms are versatile; they can adapt to any type of environment they are in. These have the ability to clean water and thus, they are incorporated to dirty ponds and lakes that need to be cleaned up. Although there are natural floras already present in the local environment, they have already been depleted by pollution and thus, the need to incorporate cultured microorganisms into them is imminent.

Beneficial microorganisms may be incorporated in ponds to produce clean water. Some types of beneficial microorganisms break down toxic ammonia present in ponds. They break them down into nitrites, which are converted into a useful form. An increase of nutrients present in the pond environment can also become harmful, beneficial microorganisms also feed on these excess nutrients. 

A pond that is full of algae and dead plants has its oxygen content of the water depleted. The introduction of beneficial microorganisms can help clean water by feeding on these dead plants and algae and emitting oxygen back into the water. The pungent odors due to increase in algae and dead plants are also reduced. In this way, other living things present in ponds and lakes, such as fish are able to thrive in the environment. And people enjoy the clean water caused by beneficial microorganisms too.

Bad bacteria present in a pond environment can cause illness to humans resulting in ulcers, septicemia, and gastroenteritis. These harmful microorganisms are incorporated into water systems that mix with water sources and then come out in tap water, which all the while is thought as clean water. Beneficial microorganisms can eliminate stomach illnesses by releasing antibacterial properties.

Beneficial microorganisms are able to balance the ecosystem to help other living things to thrive, such as in the case of ponds and lakes to keep clean water flowing.



However, if the beneficial microorganism is out-numbered by harmful microorganisms and substances, the rate of pollution is faster than the breakdown from the beneficial microorganisms. They cannot do the entire job alone and so there is a need for humans to maintain cleanliness in the environment and to reduce pollution as much as possible to have unending supply of clean water. 

It is important to implement methods that will keep the correct balance of both algae and bacteria so that a healthy ecosystem is maintained. Where matter and waste are allowed to collect in the bottom of the pond, the oxygen content eventually decreases, which means that beneficial bacteria or microorganisms are unable to control for high levels of ammonia and nitrites. Even the application of a pump or filter to aerate the water will prove ineffective.




Author: Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology
 
 

Benefits of Having Organically Clean Ponds

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By Clifford Woods

Anyone who has a pond wishes there was some easy way to clean it out.  It smells bad, so you have to clean it out occasionally to keep it healthy for any fish, so they do not get sick and die. 

Even if the pond has a filter, other gadgets and products from the store, there are still going to be times when you need to clean out the pond. Ponds tend to become the most polluted parts of the environment quite often. Due to polluted water in lakes and rivers, freshwater ponds attract insects and other little creatures, which make the pond even dirtier and also turn it into a breeding ground for mosquitoes. 
 

So, cleaning a pond is not only needed for providing a healthy environment for garden animals, such as frogs or toads, insects and your fish, but also to keep the population of mosquitoes under control. Ponds that are built well and are in harmony with nature will need less maintenance.  



Something that ponds do benefit from is organic pond cleaning. This is a method that is beneficial to the health of the fish, as no harsh chemicals are used and the waste that is taken out has many other uses. The use of chemicals also drops the quality of the water making it hazardous for humans as well. In order to have organic healthy ponds; it is essential that only organic pond cleaners are used, as it can keep the ponds clean without any risk to all the life that lives there.  

The pond does need to be cleaned at least once a year with the fall or spring being the best time, as the water is cooler during those months and the fish adapt better. If the pond smells bad,  you have waited too long. 
If cleaning the pond is done on a regular basis, it will not get to the point where it might get smelly.

Move the fish to a water tank while cleaning or if you have several ponds, you can just move the fish to another pond. This makes it easier on the fish. You need a brush that is nylon for cleaning the sides of the pond. With the nylon brush, there will probably not be any need for harsh cleaners.

The silt that is on the bottom of the pond can be scraped up and be used in the garden as mulch. This silt is great for gardens and plants, and will make your garden soil really healthy. Another benefit is that this keeps all the essential minerals in the pond for the health and protection of the fish.

Cleaning your pond and using only organic pond cleaners, makes organic healthy ponds for your fish and also contributes towards a safer environment for any adults or children spending time in the yard. With pets, quite frequently drinking the pond water, the pond water will be safe for them too.  

There are many ways to contribute towards a safer and healthier environment for all of us to live our lives and cleaning your fish pond organically on regular basis can be one of them.

 
 

Keeping Ponds Clean With Effective Algae Control

Keeping Ponds Clean with Effective Algae Control


A large number of pond owners are misconceived when it comes to the presence of algae in aquatic structures. The problem occurs where the algae is growing prolifically often distorting the color and the texture of the water. A poor quality of water can actually stress and stunt the growth of fish and therefore understanding ways of keeping your pond clean and fresh can create a balanced ecosystem.


Where the water quality is not maintained, ammonia levels will be on the rise impacting on the health of fish. In a large number of cases, it will result in poor gill function and an inability for the Koi to breathe. Apart from the devastating impact on fish, the presence of large amounts of algae can create an unattractive looking feature.

It is important to implement methods that will keep the correct balance of both algae and bacteria so that a healthy ecosystem is maintained. Where matter and waste are allowed to collect in the bottom of the pond, the oxygen content eventually decreases, which means that beneficial bacteria or microorganisms are unable to control for high levels of ammonia and nitrites. Even the application of a pump or filter to aerate the water will prove ineffective.

Increased exposure to sunlight during the warmer months creates the ideal conditions for algae growth. The key is to manage the amount of waste entering water in order to control ammonia and nitrite levels. The implementation of aquatic bacteria to break down the high organic content safely and naturally can prove most successful.

Be sure to avoid placing large number of aquatic plants, twigs, branches and similar objects in the water as this will breakdown over time increasing the nutrient rich content in the pond. With effective microorganisms and aeration systems in place the bacteria will begin to eat the extra nutrients and muck settling in the bottom of ponds for clearer water. Where you are able to reposition plants to provide shade and clean out filters, it may give the beneficial bacteria an opportunity to repopulate.

There are many products available to add the necessary microorganisms to the pond. Once these have been added it will work to decrease ammonia and nitrates and increase the overall oxygen content. The result is a drastic reduction in the presence of algae as all organic content is broken down without any harm to the fish present in the water.

Should the water turn a brown color, clear the area of all debris and leaf matter that may have fallen into the pond and settled on the bottom. The addition of suitable microorganisms will allow for acceleration in the break down of any remaining leaf or organic matter. Over time you will also notice the water beginning to clear and reduce the collection of sediment.

To keep your pond looking clean, fresh and have no algae present with beneficial  microorganisms it is important to exercise regular maintenance. This includes cleaning filters, checking aeration systems and introducing beneficial bacteria. This will enhance the desired microorganism populations and the breakdown of excess waste.

 
 

Controlling Algae Naturally in Your Pond

Controlling algae Naturally in your Pond
By Clifford Woods

You have two choices in dealing with algae in your pond and that is with chemicals or naturally.

Chemical methods are fine if you there are no living creatures or plants in your pond because algaecide and chemicals will kill any and all life in the water. Normally chemicals would be used in a swimming pool or perhaps outdoor fountains, any water feature that does not have plants and or fish in them.

The natural way works with Mother Nature, not against her. You could use plants and fish, or good bacteria that would create and maintain a healthy well balanced ecosystem.


Algae itself is a plant, it needs nutrients and light to grow so when you add plants to your pond they directly compete for the nutrients available. Add enough plants and you naturally minimize the nutrients available to the algae.




  • Over feeding your fish. Fish food that is not digested by the fish is the main pollutant in many ponds. Fish eat many things in the pond and that includes algae. Too much food for the fish increases waste and provides nutrients that feed the algae. When the algae goes on an over population bloom reduce or eliminate feeding until it is under control.
  • Reduce sunlight penetration: Cover at least half of the surface area of your pond with plants. Water that is not covered is much more difficult to keep in balance than ponds filled with healthy plants.
  • Add bacteria: healthy colonies of beneficial bacteria are a crucial part in ensuring a naturally balanced pond. When cooler water temperatures are present add more and during the warmer months add less.
  • Keep the water moving: pulling water from one end of the pond and then filtering it before it returns at the opposite end will greatly improve water quality. Oxygen is added to the water as it is circulated.
  • Water run-off from lawns and surrounding gardens can overload the pond with nutrients and that is not good for the life in your pond. Create a run off or add a drain tile.
  • Decaying leaves and or plant debris will also create excess nutrients in your pond. You must manually take out the dead and decaying  plants and their leaves. Skimmer are by far the most efficient and easiest way to keep your pond free of debris.
  • Water change: A partial water change (10-30%) every month or month and a half may also help reduce excess nutrients in some situations.

 
 
My All Natural No Chemical Pond Never Turns Green
My All Natural, No-Chemical Pond Never Turns Green
By Clifford Woods

"My all-natural, no-chemical pond never turns green" is a statement made by our Founder's wife about their pond. She uses Pond Magician and Magic Sinkers all-year-round!

This astonishing statement got me curious! I knew the products worked; but never turns green? This I had to find out more about. So, being naturally curious I asked her how they did it. She explains how they keep their pond fresh and clean all-year-round with naturally organic products.

No Chemicals tips for a clean, naturally organic pond that you and your fish will love!

The first point is NEVER put any chemicals what-so-ever in your pond. They damage the environment; destroy natural vegetation and they can HARM your fish! If you are currently using chemicals, it is strongly recommend that you cease using them. At the very least, they are not safe for the environment.
No Ultra Violet Lights - ever. Ultra Violet light does reduce the bacteria in the pond; however, the UV cannot tell the difference between the good bacteria and the bad ones. Because of this, a UV light kills the friendly bacteria in the Pond and in the Pond Magician - right along with the bad guys!
Use your dechlorinator. If your water is chlorinated or every time you add fresh water to your pond; dechlorinate. Chlorine is not good for the microbes in the Pond Magician.
No sludge build-up! Because she uses Pond Magician - about once every 6 weeks or so, no black, stinky, smelly sludge builds up on the bottom of the pond.

When asked to elaborate on the pond itself, she said we have a 2500 gallon pond and that she always uses Pond Magician, at the recommended dosages, every 6 weeks or so, ALL-YEAR-ROUND!

Pond Magician cleans ponds, helps to control algae by "competitive exclusion" of harmful bacteria, all the while enhancing the whole environment of your pond. It is a natural organic pond cleaner that cleans ponds, lakes, fresh & salt water aquariums and because of it's probiotic value, it benefits your fish and plants as it works.

Pond Magician is very easy to use! Just pour it into the pond straight from the bottle. Pour a little at a few places around the edge of the pond or pour it into the stream or waterfall if you have one. The idea is to get the product evenly dispersed in the pond. You can also spray it onto the pond surface with a garden sprayer. This helps if you have a lot of surface algae.

Using Pond Magician, at the recommended dosages, all-year-round (every 6 weeks or so) and keeping your pond dechlorinated whenever you add fresh water, will give you:
  • happy fish
  • thriving and beautiful plants
  • no green water
  • a clean, healthy, beautiful pond all-year-round!

 
 
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The Value of Clean Ponds to the Environment
By Clifford Woods

Environment has remained the most neglected entity in the world throughout history with industrialists and businessmen totally forgetting that they live in a world, which they share with other creatures. This neglect of the surroundings we live in has resulted in severe consequences for us humans in the present day and age, which are going to affect our future generations as well. 

It is for this reason that people nowadays have started putting the environment above everything else. Business corporations and industries have started paying attention to the ecological system and are trying to find out ways to limit the pollution and to preserve our natural resources.


Why Is Cleaning a Pond so Necessary? Ponds are among the environments most polluted components. This is why finding a clean pond has become a rarity nowadays. All the polluted water from the factories and industries is dumped in these lakes, which has caused these freshwater havens for many creatures to become unclean and the breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. 




Thus, cleaning a pond is not only necessary for providing a healthy environment for useful garden animals like frogs and toads but also for keeping the population of mosquitoes under control.

How to Clean a Pond:  For cleaning a pond, the use of an organic cleaner has proven to be vital for the safety of the other animals living in the pond. An inorganic chemical used as a cleaner can prove to be harmful for the aquatic life that lives there and can severely damage their population. Moreover, the use of chemicals also lowers the quality of the water and makes it unsafe for humans as well. Therefore, in order to clean a pond, it is vital that only the use an organic cleaner should be attempted, as it would keep the pond clean without posing any threat to the aquatic life that lives there. 

Environmental Benefits of Clean Ponds: A clean pond can be of great value to the environment. Not only does a pond make the atmosphere cleaner and provide water and a breeding place for many animals, it also provides people a chance to enjoy nature in its purest form. 

In addition to this, clean ponds are great substitutes for gardens and since they have no grass they do not need to be mowed every few days, thus they save a lot of electricity that would have been used in mowing the lawns. 

Another great environmental benefit of a clear pond is that its underwater soil is nutrient rich and can be used as natural fertilizer for in-door plants, thus saving a person the need to use chemical fertilizer for nourishing his plants. As the ponds do not require as much water because of their ability to store water from rainfall, they keep the water consumption down and help in saving water as well. 

It is because of these amazing environmental benefits that ponds are considered an important constituent of our ecological system and are of great value to us. Having a clean clear pond is a blessing for a community or a household as it keeps the natural balance and provides a soulful place for the people to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
 
Therefore, if you want to enjoy the ecological benefits that a clean pond can provide then always remember to use organic pond cleaners in your pond.


 

Pond Magician is an all organic pond cleaner made form beneficial microorganisms making it a naturally organic solution for cleaning a pond. To find out more about Pond Magician or to purchase it visit our online store at www.effens.com