Seasonal Pond Care

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Once you have an established fish pond, you may be wondering how you care for it throughout the different seasons, weathers and temperatures. Our guide will run through how you can care for your fish and fish pond in key seasons: winter and summer. Pond care in Summer With summer comes high temperatures, more sun … Read more

How to protect your goldfish pond from invasive plants

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This is a guest post from Ricky at

Remember how Seymour thought Audrey II was the most amazing plant he’d ever found in Little Shop of Horrors?

If you haven’t seen the film, spoiler alert – the plant starts eating everyone.

Of course, it’s unlikely that invasive plants in your goldfish pond are likely to commit murder! But they could be harmful to your other plants, taking over the living space and restricting their ability to grow and feed.

So, how do you keep these nasties out of your pond?

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How to Add Goldfish to a Pond

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When you have finally reached the stage where you are ready to add goldfish to your pond, it can be very tempting to rush out and buy a large selection of fish immediately! However, it’s important to handle the introduction of your goldfish slowly to avoid placing too much of a strain on the natural … Read more

Decorating a Goldfish Pond

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Once your pond is built and watertight, you can start adding the goldfish pond equipment, fixtures and eventually, live plants! It may prove helpful to only half-fill your pond with water until after you have situated your decorations and fittings, in order to provide easier access to the bottom of the pond and allow you … Read more

How to Build a Goldfish Pond

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Exactly how you go about setting up and building your goldfish pond will depend upon what type of pond you have chosen to construct; however, the order in which you go about things will be roughly the same regardless. Once you have decided upon your pond’s location, size and type, follow our step-by-step guide to … Read more

What equipment do you need for a goldfish pond?

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Running a pond can vary in levels of maintenance, depending on the type of pond and its inhabitants. However, any successful pond requires key pieces of equipment.  There is much more to keeping the occupants of a goldfish pond happy, healthy and thriving than just adding water, plants and food! Vital equipment such as filters … Read more