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Aquatic Gardens

Ponds, Streams, Waterfalls & Fountains:
Volume 1. Design & Construction
Volume 2. Maintenance, Stocking, Examples

V. 1 Print and eBook on Amazon
V. 2 Print and eBook on Amazon
 
by Robert (Bob) Fenner


Water Feature Design:   


   The Outdoor Garden Pond: Tips, Tricks and Reminders for Ease of Care and Beauty by Anthony Calfo

  Designing Your Aquatic Garden by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Design 1, Pond Design 2,
Pond Design 3,

  Water Feature Size and Shape by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Feature Size and Shape,

  Siting Your Water Effect by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Feature Siting,
 


Nice shot of a private Pond/Lake by Robert Fenner


Construction:   

 
  Pond Construction Overview by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Construction,

     Constructing Ponds in Sandy Soil by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Constructing Ponds in Sandy Soils,

  Excavating and Pond Construction by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Excavating Ponds,

  Water Feature Rock Use/Making/Repair by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Rock Selection, Placement, et al.,

  Ponds, Waterfalls & Streams: Making Them Level by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Making Water Features Level,

  Liners in Pond Construction by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Liners in Pond Construction, Liner Pond Repairs,

  Concrete and Liner Pond Construction by Bob Fenner
  Water Feature Foundation Coatings, Emulsions, CR Paints, Thoroseal and Much More by Bob Fenner

FAQs on: Concrete and Liner Construction, Liner Pond Repairs,
FAQs on: Water Basin Coatings,
Thoroseal Use,

     Above Ground Liner Ponds (and Holding Tanks) by Bob Fenner,
The D.I.Y. Indoor Pond, Building large, economical displays for aquatic life, by Anthony Calfo
FAQs on: Above Ground Liner Ponds, Liner Pond Repairs,

   Block and Mortar Pond Construction by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Block and Mortar Pond Construction,

   Fiberglass Pond Construction by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Fiberglass Pond Construction, Fiberglass Repairs,

   Converting Swimming Pools, Spas, Fountains to Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:   Converting Pools, Spas to Ponds,

   Waterfall Construction by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Waterfall Construction, Waterfall Repairs,

   Container Gardens, Barrels and Such by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Container Gardens,

   Installation of Ready-Made, Pre-Cast (and Carved) Fountains by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Fountain Installs,

     Electricity and Electrical use Around Water Gardens by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:  Electricity and Water Features,

       GFI Use on Water Features by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: GFCIs and Water Features,  

 

 

 


 Construction Components:    


  
Construction Components for Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Construction Components,

   Plumbing for Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Feature Plumbing,

        Check-valve Use by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Check Valve Use,

   Pumps for Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pumps for Water Features,

   Pond Aeration, Circulation
FAQs on:
Pond, Lake Aeration,  


  Filters/Circulation/Aeration:    


 
Pond Filtration Overview by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Filtration,

  Filters for Biological Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Biological Pond Filtration,

   Up-flow Filters for Biological Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Up-flow Filtration for Biological Ponds,

   In-Pond Biological Filters by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: In-Pond Biological Filters,

   Pond Filter Media by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Filter Media,

   Ultraviolet Sterilizers in Pond Filtration by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Ultraviolet Filter Use on Ponds

  Pond Aeration, Circulation
FAQs on:
Pond, Lake Aeration,  


Livestock Concerns:  

  Selecting and Placing Pond Livestock by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Livestock Selection,

  Summer Tropics: A Pond Vacation for Your Aquarium Fish by Bob Fenner,


Fishes:  Behavior, Selection, Feeding, Breeding, Disease/Health

 
 
Pondfish Behavior
FAQs on: Pond Fish Behavior

  Pond Fish Selection
FAQs on:
Pond Fish Selection

  Trout, Ponds
FAQs on: Trout Ponds,

   Sturgeons and Sterlets, Pondfish Profile by Neale Monks,

   Coldwater Catfishes, Pondfish Profile by Neale Monks,

   Dojo, other Loaches use in Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Dojo/Weatherfish Use,

   Golden Orfe, Pondfish Profile by Neale Monks,  

   Pondfish Profile: Sticklebacks by Neale Monks,  

   Moving Pond Livestock
FAQs on:
Moving Pond Livestock,

   Pond Livestock Acclimation by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Livestock Acclimation,

   Pond Fish Foods, Feeding, Nutrition by Bob Fenner,
Basic Fish Nutrition by Pablo Tepoot

FAQs on: Koi, Pondfish Feeding,  

   Koi, Pond Fish Breeding by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pondfish Breeding


Nishikigoi, Koi

  Nishikigoi, Koi, Oriental Brocaded Carp, Cyprinus carpio
FAQs on: Nishikigoi, Koi Carp,

   Koi Selection by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Koi Selection,

   Koi Varieties by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Koi Varieties,

     Kohaku (Red and White Koi) by Bob Fenner & FAQs,

     Taisho Sanke by Bob Fenner & FAQs,

     Showa Sanke by Bob Fenner & FAQs,

     Tancho by Bob Fenner & FAQs,

     Bekko by Bob Fenner & FAQs,

     Utsurimono by Bob Fenner & FAQs,

     Koromo by Bob Fenner & FAQs,

     Kin/Gin Rin by Bob Fenner & FAQs,

     Asagi/Shusui by Bob Fenner & FAQs

     Kawarimono by Bob Fenner & FAQs

     Hikarimuji by Bob Fenner & FAQs

     Hikari Utsuri by Bob Fenner & FAQs

     Hikarimoyo by Bob Fenner & FAQs

     Doitsu by Bob Fenner & FAQs

     Butterfly Koi & FAQs

 
Goldfish & Close Relatives

   Pond Goldfish
FAQs on: Pond Goldfish

      Goldfish Varieties
FAQs on: Goldfish Varieties,

   Pondfish Profile: Crucian Carp (Carassius carassius) by Neale Monks,  


Pond Fish Disease

   Koi/Pond Fish Disease by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Koi/Pondfish Disease 1 Pondfish Disease 2, Pondfish Disease 3, Pondfish Disease 4, Pondfish Disease 5, Pondfish Disease 6,
FAQs on: Pondfish Disease: Prevention, Diagnosis, Environmental (See below), Nutrition, Genetics, Social, Pathogenic, Mysteries, Medications/Treatments, (& See Below):

    Goldfish Health/Disease by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Goldfish Disease 1, Goldfish Disease 2, Goldfish Disease 3, Goldfish Disease 4, Goldfish Disease 5, Goldfish Disease 6,
Goldfish Disease 7, Goldfish Disease 8, Goldfish Disease 9, Goldfish Disease 10, Goldfish Disease 11, Goldfish Disease 12, Goldfish Disease 13, Goldfish Disease 14, Goldfish Disease 16, Goldfish Disease 17, Goldfish Disease 18, Goldfish Disease 19, Goldfish Disease 20, Goldfish Disease 21, Goldfish Health 22, Goldfish Health 23, Goldfish Disease 24, Goldfish Health 25, Goldfish Disease 26, Goldfish Disease 27, Goldfish Disease 28, Goldfish Disease 29, Goldfish Disease 30, Goldfish Disease 31, Goldfish Disease 32Goldfish Disease 33, Goldfish Disease 34, Goldfish Disease 35, Goldfish Health 36, Goldfish Health 37, Goldfish Health 38

      Environmental Pond Disease
FAQs on: Pond Environmental Disease 1, Pond Environmental Disease 2, Pond Environmental Disease 3,
FAQs on: Pond Environmental Disease: Prevention, Diagnosis, Causes: Cumulative Stress, Predation, Low/no Oxygen, Poisoning (Chlorine, Algicides, Metals, Pesticides...), Metabolite Accumulation, Physical Trauma/Damage, Electrical, Troubleshooting/Fixing,

   Pond Pests and Predators (Fishing Birds, Snakes, Coons...) by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Pests and Predators

       Pond Livestock Treatment System by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Livestock Treatment System,

       Emphysematosis, Gas Bubble Disease by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Gas Bubble Disease,

       Hole in the Side Disease, Furunculosis by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Hole in the Side Disease/Furunculosis

       Anchorworm, Fish Lice (Crustacean Pond Parasites of Fishes) &
Pond Parasite Disease Control with DTHP by Bob Fenner

FAQs on: Parasite Control with  DTHP


Pond Fish Medications

          Pond Fish Medications
FAQs on:
Medications/Treatments,

      Malachite Green by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Malachite Green,

      Salts (Marine, Table/NaCl, Epsom): Use in Freshwater Aquariums & Ponds by Neale Monks,
FAQs on: Using Salts in Freshwater 1, FW Salt Use 2,

  Pond Parasite Disease Control with DTHP by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Parasite Control with  DTHP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Other Animals:  


    Waterfowl... Ducks, Coots, Herons, Kingfishers... "and many more..."
FAQs on:
Waterfowl,

    Turtles and Other Animals for Ponds by Bob Fenner
Turtles, Sliders, Tortoises, the Chelonians
FAQs on: Ponds and Turtles
FAQs on: Turtles 1Turtles 2, Turtle Identification, Turtle Behavior, Turtle Compatibility, Turtle Selection, Turtle Systems, Turtle Feeding, Turtle Disease, Turtle Disease 2, Turtle Reproduction,

     Red Eared Slider Care by Gage Harford
FAQs on: Sliders, Sliders 2, Red Eared Slider Identification, RES Behavior, RES Compatibility, RES Selection, RES Systems, RES Feeding, RES Disease, RES Disease/Health 2, RES Reproduction,

  Invertebrates and Ponds
FAQs on: Pond Invertebrates

    Freshwater Shrimp, Crayfish, Prawns by Bob Fenner, Forget Crawfish Pie, Let's Make a Crawfish Tank! By Gage Harford
FAQs on: Freshwater Crustaceans, FW Crustaceans 2, FW Crustaceans 3, FW Crustaceans 4, FW Crustacean Identification, Freshwater ShrimpFW Crabs,

    Pond Snails, Bane or Boon? by Bob Fenner , Snails & Water Gardens? Do They Go Together? by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Pond Snails 

    Pond Pests and Predators by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Pest, Predator Control, Fish-eating Birds, Turtles, Snakes, Leeches, Mammals...  

 

 

 

 


  Plants: 


  Pond Plants and Planting 
by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Plants and Planting for Ponds,

  Landscaping Around Your Pond by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Plant Landscaping,

  Some swampy plants for lazy gardeners by Daniela Rizzo
FAQs on: Swamp Plants,

  Waterlilies by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Water Lilies,

   Floating Plants

     Pistia stratiotes, Water Lettuce by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Lettuce for the Outdoor Garden,

  Oxygenating Grasses by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Oxygenating Grasses for Ponds,

     Elodea/Anacharis by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: "Anacharis" Plants for Water Gardens,

     Hornwort/Coontail for Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Hornworts for Pond Use,,

     Parrotfeather/Myriophyllum by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Foxtail, genus Myriophyllum Plants for Water Gardens,

     Vallisnerias for Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Vallisneria Plants for the Water Garden,

   Emergent Plants for Ponds & FAQs

     Cattails/Tules/Sedges & FAQs

     Arrowheads/Sagittarias by Bob Fenner  
FAQs on: Sagittaria Plants for the Water Garden,

  Pond Plant Care by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Plant Care,

 


Maintenance; incl. Seasonal:  (See Algae Control in
Tray Below)

 

    General Care of Your Pond by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Care,

   Frequent Partial Water Changes for Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Frequent Partial Water Changes for Ponds,  

   Fall Pond Maintenance by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Fall Maintenance,

   Winter Pond Maintenance by Bob Fenner
Your Pond in the Dead of Winter by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Winter Maintenance

   Open Your Pond: 10 Tips for a Spectacular Start to the Season by Bob Fenner,  

   The Awakening Pond, Spring Maintenance by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Spring Maintenance

   Pond Fish Foods, Feeding, Nutrition by Bob Fenner,
Basic Fish Nutrition by Pablo Tepoot

FAQs on: Pond Fish Foods/Feeding/Nutrition,  

   Pond Pests and Predators (Fishing Birds, Snakes, Coons, Mosquitoes, Leeches...) by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Pests and Predators

   Pond Livestock and Service Business by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Livestock and Service Business,

  Another Perspective on Your Pond (Underwater/dry  Photography) By J. Maxwell Smith  

 




W
ater Feature Repairs    


  Water Feature Repairs by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Feature Repairs 1
Water Feature Repairs 2, Water Feature Repairs 3, More specifically: Leaks/Leaking, Seepage, Earthen Pond Repairs, Waterfall Repairs, Liner Pond Repairs, Electrical Problems, Fountain Repairs, Faux Rock Repairs, Crack Repairs... 

  Water Feature Foundation Coatings, Emulsions, CR Paints, Thoroseal and Much More by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Water Basin Coatings,
Thoroseal Use,

  Liner Basin Repair &
FAQs on: Liner Basin Repairs,

  Fiberglass Repair &
FAQs on: Fiberglass Repairs,  


Water:


   Water Quality for Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Water Chemistry

   Test Kits and Testing for Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Testing and Test Kits for Ponds,

  Treating Tapwater for Pond Use by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Treating Tapwater for Ponds,

   Frequent Partial Water Changes for Ponds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Frequent Partial Water Changes for Ponds,  


 Cleaning:  


  Pond Acid and Bleach Washing by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Acid and Bleach Washing,

  Fountain, Bird Bath, Statue Cleaning by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:
Fountain/Statue Cleaning,

  Pond Chemical Safety by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Chemical Safety,

  Pond Filter Cartridge Cleaning by Bob Fenner
FAQs on:


 
  Algae & Vascular Weeds


 
Pond Algae and Their Control by Bob Fenner
Ultraviolet Sterilizers in Pond Filtration by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Algae, Control
Ultraviolet Filter Use on Ponds

     Pond Aeration, Circulation & FAQs on: Pond, Lake Aeration,

     Control of Pond Algae with Copper Compounds by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Pond Algae Control with Copper,  

   Pond Vascular Weed Control & FAQs on: Pond Vascular Weed Control,  


Example Water Features:
  

  Example Water Features 
FAQs on: Pond Examples, Pond Construction Methods,

  Lake Helix by Bob Fenner & FAQs on: Helix Lake,

  Phillips Pond by Bob Fenner & FAQs on: Phillips Pond,

  Provence's Pond by Bob Fenner & FAQs on: Provence's Pond,

  San Diego Technical Center by Bob Fenner & FAQs on: San Diego Technical Pond,

  Sorrento Valley Poisoned System by Bob Fenner & FAQs on: Sorrento Valley Pond

  Tussey's Pond by Bob Fenner & FAQs on: the Tussey's Pond,  


Book Reviews 

  A Popular Guide to Garden Ponds, Dick Mills, compiler, Review by Bob Fenner

 "The Basics of Water Gardening" by Uber, Review by Bob Fenner

 Building Your Aquatic Library  by Bob Fenner
FAQs on: Collecting aquatic literature,  


Koi Clubs & Associations

  Koi Clubs, Associations, Websites... Info. and Help!

      AKCA, The Associated Koi Clubs of America by Bob Fenner

      ZNA, The Zen Nippon Airinkai

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