Aqua Garden Supplies

We have a complete line of pond supplies/products to create and maintain your pond or water garden.. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

Welcome to Aqua Garden Supplies!

-Internet sales are accepted 24/7 by our website. http://www.shop.aquagardensupplies.com/

-Phone-in orders (866-883-2903) are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. Most orders are shipped within 24 to 48 hours after receipt.

-We have LOCAL RETAIL, walk in's welcome!!!!!

Photos from Aqua Garden Supplies's post 02/20/2017

The Best New Waterlily of 2016
Nymphaea ‘Detective Erika’ by Zijun-Li

The Second-Best New Waterlily
Nymphaea ‘Virginia McLane’ by Florida Aquatic Nurseries

Hardy Waterliles
First Place Nymphaea ‘Reine du bal’ by Florian Henaux
The large flowers have excellent form and brilliant color. The foliage has a unique, raised edge.

Second Place Nymphaea ‘Demoiselle’ by Florian Henaux
Flawless flowers are abundant and open for an extended
day. The dense foliage gives it a full appearance.

Tropical Waterlilies
First Place Nymphaea ‘Virginia McLane’ by Florida Aquatic Nurseries
The intense rose, red flower color is surely eye-catching. The foliage has a unique flush of burgundy-red throughout.

Second Place Nymphaea ‘Galaxy‘ by Ao Weerreda
Rich and dense purple flowers sit above scarlet foliage,
creating a unique and striking combination.
Intersubgeneric Hybrids

First Place Nymphaea ‘Detective Erika’ by Zijun-Li
This beauty had an astounding 86 flowers during the growing period and stayed open longer.
The stunning blossoms were even further complemented by the compact foliage in shades, varying from burgundy to green.

Second Place Nymphaea ‘Madinina’ by Florian Henuax
Another vibrant violet hybrid with compact growth and abundant foliage provided a beautiful lush background.

08/15/2016

Parts From Our August Newsletter:

There are various reasons why oxygen levels tend to be lower in the summer.
1) Warmer water holds less oxygen
2) Fish & other organisms consume more oxygen in warner water
3) Algea grows faster in the summer, and at night it can remove oxygen from the water
4) Sediment levels build up faster in the summer, leading to increased microbial activity and oxygen consumption

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08/13/2016

Parts From Our August Newsletter:

Oxygen

The vast majority of water-cleaning organisms (aerobic bacteria & phytoplankton) in a pond use oxygen to drive their metabotic processes. Oxygen enters the water column almost exclusively through the surface of a non-aerated pond. Because the surface water does not mix with the water below, oxygen in the bottom layer quickly becomes depleted under stratified conditions, allowing toxic gasses to build up. Because no oxygen is available below, the pond's overall health will begin to suffer. Oxygen is extremely important for fish, plants, and the biological filter. If it falls below recommended levels (around 5-6mg/l) for too long, it can reducethe health and growth rate of the fish. It can also stop the filter from efficiently breaking down ammonia and nitrite.

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08/12/2016

Parts From Our August Newsletter:

Aeration- Promotes Pond and Fish Health

Aeration is all about gasses. Aeration mixes the pond so that toxic gasses are efficiently released and life-giving oxygen readily replaces it. An Aerated pond will be clearer, cleaner, healthier, and have less bottom muck than a pond without aeration.

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Timeline Photos 06/29/2016

Chara Algae: Also known as: Muskgrass; Stonewort; Skunkw**d; Sandgrass;
Chara spp

Chara looks like submerged w**d but can be differentiated by its musky smell.

Muskgrass (Chara) is often mistaken for a vascular plant, but is actually a form of algae.
It grows most commonly in shallow water where the nutrient levels are high.
Its rough texture and strong, musty odor, easily distinguishes it when pulled from the water.

Chara has stem-like branches with forked leaves, and 6 to 16 leaf-like structures that are whorled around the stem in fairly uniform intervals. Also look for little bumps or spots on the leaflets.
Chara will not grow to the surface and is often mistaken for submerged plants.

Timeline Photos 06/29/2016

PLANKTONIC ALGAE --- Suspended Algae (the most common kind)

Chlamydomonas, Chlorella, Euglena, Closterium, Anacystis SPP.

Also known as: Blue Green Algae; Pea Soup; Scum; Water Bloom; Microscopic Algae.

Suspended algae is as the name suggests – a film of green algae suspended in the water.

Algae can float freely in water, coloring it green; this Planktonic algae are microscopic and when they start to bloom (usually takes place in summer months), they give ponds a pea soup coloration.

Planktonic algae can be green, brown or red in color.
They grow in nutrient-rich water. Nutrients can be produced by fish, heavy feeding of fish, even non-toxic runoff from the landscape can throw off the balance of a pond's ecosystem.
Algae will then take advantage of the imbalance and grow rapidly then die back when the nutrients are depleted.
Even after dying back they can sink to the bottom of your pond and form sludge.

Timeline Photos 06/29/2016

FILAMENTOUS ALGAE --- Blanket W**d
Spirogyra; Cladophora

Also known as: Hair Algae; String Algae; Scum; Waternet; Frog Spittle; Moss

Blanket W**d Algae develops into long fibrous strands which will cling to pond edges, waterfalls and even other pond plants.

Filamentous algae begins growing in the early spring and is first noticed around the edges of the pond in shallow water. This algae look like strings or filaments, and are known as being green "hair" on rocks, sides or bottom of the pond.
As the clumps grow, they break loose from the bottom, side...and float to the top, forming dense, hair like mats on the water surface.

06/29/2016

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06/29/2016

Pond Algae - What algae is and controlling it

To read more on Algae control, go to: http://www.aquagardensupplies.com/Pond_Algae_-_Info-.html

What is pond algae? How to prevent and/or control it...

Whether you have a water garden, decorative pond, stock tank,
golf course pond or lake....you probably have had slimy green water or scum on them!

What are Algae? One alga is microscopic; hundreds of millions of alga are called algae.
There are more than 30,000 varieties of algae. Algae are plants, most making their food substance through photosynthesis using daylight, water and carbon dioxide.
Algae also contains chlorophyll and produce oxygen.

Algae are essential to our waters natural ecosystem, without algae our waters would not sustain life.

Advantages of algae (yes, it does have advantages)!
Fish, microorganisms feed off algae, fish can spawn (on hair algae), absorbs ammonia nitrates and phosphates.
During the day algae will provide oxygen and shade.

However, very high densities (algal blooms) of uncontrolled algae growth can discolor water, lower oxygen levels, unpleasant odors and out-compete/poison other forms of life in the pond water.

Before you can make a plan for treating the algae, you have to know what type you are trying to treat.
For pond owners there are two main types of algae; Suspended Algae (green water) and Blanket W**d Algae (often commonly referred to simply as String Algae).

There is also a third kind, Chara Algae that Pond owners who have large, natural ponds (earth ponds, farm ponds) may have an algae control problem with. This type of algae resembles submerged plants. (see photos below)

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Timeline Photos 06/18/2016

Timeline Photos

06/18/2016

The Benefits of adding Plants (to your pond)

In addition to adding height, color and texture to your pond / water garden....

Adding plants to your water garden has many benefits such as creating smooth transitions for edges and improving the water quality of your pond.

They add valuable filtration to the pond.

They absorb excess amounts of decayed organic matter from fish waste or food.

Plants such as cattails and iris take up large quantities of nutrients.
They are hardy and will be back each spring to help keep your pond balanced.

Streams are also another place for marginal plants, they provide filtration as the water flows past their roots.

Plants shade your pond and give cover for your fish (especially water lilies).
Cover the water surface of the pond by planting water lilies.
Lily pads float on the top of the pond, shading the water.

These plants help in reducing algae growth by competing for the same nutrients.

Stabilize the water chemistry.

Plants are an essential component of breeding process of many fish (they provide an area for fish to spawn). Fish also gain shade and shelter from pond plants.

Plants also provide a safe place for frogs to lay their eggs.

Typically, coverage should be 60% of surface area.

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