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From the Desk of Our Aquatic Biologist

How Aquatic Plants Can Help Keep Your Pond Clean

Aquatic Plants 101: How Aquatic Plants Can Help Keep Your Pond Clean

(Don't get this plant....this plant BAD!) Thanks, "Little Shop of Horrors". Plants are vital!  If you choose to have no plants in your pond or watergarden, you will spend a...
by Joe Cadieux on January 16, 2023
Algae  -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Algae and its Role in the Ecosystem

Algae -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Algae and its Role in the Ecosystem

Welcome back to the wild world of pond biology brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Freshwater Biologist. Here I’d like to explore algae’s role in the biosphere and under...
by Joe Cadieux on January 06, 2023
How to Choose a Quality Contractor

Protect Your Investment: How to Choose a Best Quality Contractor

How is it that with all of the data on the internet...... All of the potential for continuing education and training.... All of the professional advice.... All of the watch-dog...
by Joe Cadieux on December 30, 2022
115V or 230V: Figuring Out which is Best for Your Fountain

115V or 230V: Figuring Out which is Best for Your Fountain

So there I was….. Fresh out of Fisheries Biology School, all smart and sassy. I thought I had a good handle on things.  Lo and behold, I did not (shocker,...
by Joe Cadieux on December 20, 2022
Pond Snails Volume II: Invasive Pond Snails & Strategies

Pond Snails Volume II: Invasive Pond Snails & Strategies

Welcome back to the assorted works of a very busy Freshwater Biologist.  A couple of seasons ago I penned an article about pond snails and meanwhile a few invasive snails...
by Joe Cadieux on October 07, 2022
Filtering Waterfalls and why they are important.

Filtering Waterfalls and why they are important.

Salutations and such…… I get this question from both contractors and clients alike…. What’s with this giant plastic tub at the top of my waterfall? Do I really need it?...
by Joe Cadieux on October 07, 2022
3 Types of pond aeration: Which is best for your pond?

3 Types of pond aeration: Which is best for your pond?

There are many different strategies of aeration that we, as pond managers, have readily available to us. The strategy and type of system you pick truly matters in regards to...
by Joe Cadieux on October 06, 2022