Adding water into a garden needs to be planned carefully before any work is started. Friends of mine, Julie and Brian, newly wed, had moved into a new home and were just starting to landscape their garden. A neighbour also starting to landscape, had hired the services of a Bobcat, and Brian asked the driver if he had the time to dig a hole for him in his back yard. Although Brian had no plan, the driver obliged, and proceeded to dig a very large and deep hole, ready for Brian’s (spur of the moment idea) pond. The back yard was filled with the huge piles of soil that had been removed, but Brian was happy. The hole had been dug, and all he had to do was add a liner, some rocks, and a lovely little waterfall. Ummm…
In the Milwaukee area waters, fisherman can fish for anything from the #1 Wisconsin panfish, the bluegill, to Lake Michigan’s powerful and fast Chinook salmon and hard fighting steelhead, otherwise called rainbow trout, and to the mighty musky, the state’s gamefish.
Consider the climate of your place. Water ponds and fish ponds are most applicable in tropical weather because of the advantage of the sun all year round. Some how to aquascape a planted tank need to be exposed to the sun to grow. The plants and fishes may die if you let them stay in the pond during winter time. it is best to transfer them to an indoor tank if the weather is not applicable.
Your responsibility is not over if you introduce plants in the aquarium and sit quiet. You should observe them regularly. You should remove the unhealthy parts from the plants. You should also prune the plants to keep them in reasonable shapes. The plants will produce oxygen which is required by the fish and they will take out carbon dioxide which is dissolved in the water. So the quality of water will increase.
The plants will resist the growth of algae because both plants and algae will depend upon the same sources of nutrients. The plants will also allow microorganisms to settle on them which will be useful for keeping the ecosystem in aquarium.
Raised Pond – a formal pond can also be construced above ground from bricks, blocks or stone. There will be less waste to carry from the site, however the cost of the construction materials will be higher than an in-ground pond.
With the help of substrates heating, you can maintain an upward flow of water which is similar to a natural stream. But then we are not duplicating the nature here. What we are doing is – we are trying to get the natural effects as far as possible. So let us find out why substrate heating is critical for planted aquariums.
Kenosha County offers lakes similar to those in Racine County, and the Pike River is home to river run fish. Yes, Milwaukeeans, it is okay to go south to catch fish. Why not? It’s closer, and gas is no longer a bargain.