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World Fish Migration Day
By: Admin    April 20 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Animals
Birds are not the only migratory animals.Fish are a significant food source for many species across the world, including humans. The species that migrate play a particularly important part in various ecosystems.It is not uncommon for a school of migrating fish to travel thousands of miles through freezing temperatures to reach their destination. Their migration patterns are fascinating and truly impressive.The World Fish Migration Foundation has claimed April 21st as World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) to celebrate this amazing feat and observe it globally. The goal and hope of this foundation is “to improve the public’s understanding of the importance of migratory fish, the need for healthy rivers, the communities that depend on both, and the options we have to minimize or avoid impacts...”Magnificent MigrationsOne of the most well-known fish migrations is the salmon migration. A species of salmon c...
Opening Your Garden Pond for Spring
By: Admin    April 11 2018 , 04:02 pm
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Category: Pond , Landscape
Pondering when to reopen your pond this spring?Reopening a garden pond involves checking off a lot of items and ensuring specific habitation levels are met, but once you do it, its beauty is well worth the work.Winter can leave anything left outdoors damaged or filled with debris. It is normal to open your pond when the water temperature averages 50° or higher. Here is a brief guide to help pond-owners complete this annual task!Basic MaintenanceJust like your lawn or vegetable garden, getting your pond ready for the new season involves performing basic maintenance such as cleaning and prepping.Start by removing any leaves or sticks from the pond cover to prevent accumulated debris from falling into the pond. Using a pond vacuum or a scooper, clear any remaining debris inside the pond. Check to see how much sludge has built up over winter and determine whether you will need to replace all the water, or...
An Introduction to Aquaponics
By: Admin    October 10 2017 , 09:17 pm
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What Are Aquaponics? An increased interest in sustainability and conservation has led many farmers to begin growing plants through hydroponic growing. Hydroponics cultivates plants using only water and a growing medium, with no soil necessary. This provides the opportunity to grow a substantially larger crop yield in less space.Aquaculture is a word used to describe the raising and cultivating of marine animals, fish, and crops that are grown in both fresh and salt waters. When you combine “aquaculture” and “hydroponics,” you end up with “aquaponics” – raising fish and plants together without soil, using only water!Fish waste provides plants with essential nitrates, and the plants in turn provide the fish with clean water. It takes work to ensure the plants and fish are thriving together. “These systems require monitoring to make sure everything is in balance and running smoot...