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Bioverse Launches New all Natural pond water colorant

Bioverse introduced the new Healthy Ponds® Blue Pond Water Colorant and Reflections (Black) Pond Water Colorant to help maintain pond water clarity and beautify pond appearance. Safe for people, wildlife, fish, plants and animals, Healthy Ponds colorants limit sunlight penetration and reduce algae and aquatic weeds naturally.

The eco-friendly colorants are made with certifiable…

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eXact iDip® Smart Photometer Awarded “Oscar of Invention”

Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) latest innovation, the new eXact iDip® Photometer was announced as a winner of the prestigious R&D 100 award. Each year a panel comprised of industry experts and R&D Magazine editors evaluate and judge hundreds of entries. The 52nd R&D 100 Awards, recognized as the “Oscars of Invention,” identify and celebrate the top 100 most revolutionary…

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Aquascape Unveils Redesigned Website

Aquascape Inc. proudly announces its redesigned website (www.aquascapeinc.com) that provides customers with a simplified and more user-friendly experience. Visitors to the site will find it easier to locate the water gardening information they need.

The site caters to every type of water gardener, from those who prefer a patio pond or Pondless® Waterfall to those with full-fledged…

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All-natural Product Helps Environment, Keeps Ponds Clean at Washington Course

Trump National Golf Club in Washington, D.C., works with natural products to keep water features clean and attractive—and to help protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed from chemical contaminants. The 36-hole property includes several acres of wetlands and ponds as well as a new 75-foot tall water sculpture. The waters are maintained with all-natural Bioverse AquaSpheres™.

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Water Filtration Basics

Michelle Hess

Big ponds and lakes rely on biological filtration to keep the water clean while water gardens and small ponds are usually designed to involve all three types.

Bio-Security in Ponds

Carolyn Weise

Prior to the initial outbreak of KHV in the United States, the worst thing we had to deal with was the dreaded Aeromonas in koi ponds. Read along as Carolyn Weise of Ecological Laboratories describes the details and dangers of the KDV outbreak.

Think Tick Season is Over? Think Again.

Stan Cope, Ph.D.

Ticks are active through October and until the first freeze, so gardeners, landscapers, horticulturists and pond contractors need to remain vigilant in preventing bites while outdoors this fall

Photos of the FUTURE: High-tech drones enhance water feature photography

Benjamin Timmermans

From underwater cameras to shots from space, amazing photography has always relied on amazing technology. And according to Benjamin Timmermans of Liquid Landscapes, the next revolutionary tech innovation is already here! Flying drones are transforming every industry from real estate to agriculture, and the pond industry is next. See how drone photography can bring your pond business to the next level.

Defeating DROUGHT: The many advantages of rainwater harvesting

Mike Garcia

It glimmers, it shines, and it’s at the bottom of your pond. No, it’s not a wishing coin thrown in by a naughty neighbor — it’s Hikari Moyo! As marketable as they are beautiful, these patterned koi have a brilliant, metallic sheen that will set any koi lover’s heart aflutter. Here, Taro Kodama shares the important characteristics to look for when appreciating this unique and shiny variety.

Make Your Pond Shine with Great Light Design: Why water feature lighting is more than just show

AJ Hetzke

To many water garden designers, lighting is the lowest item on the priority totem pole. To AJ Hetzke of illuminfx, it’s the difference between a drab water feature you rarely get to enjoy and a mind-altering wonderland that enchants 24/7. Turn to page 20 to discover the secrets that will bring a whole new dimension of light, shadow and magic to your installations!