Carolyn Weise has made frequent contributions to Water Gardening and other pond publications over the years. She has held prominent roles in a number of industry organizations, including the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club. She is a member of Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, the Southwest Florida Sportsman’s Association and the author of ABC’s of Ponds, A Pond Primer.

Prevent Fish Lice, Anchor Worm and Other Pond Bugs

By Carolyn Weise / February 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

There are bugs — and then there are bugs when it comes to our koi. In this article, we are going to forget about the familiar Ich that every hobbyist thinks of first when their fish start flashing. We can also forget about the internal cestodes, like internal flukes and tapeworms — the ones that […]

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The Role of Ammonia in Managing Aquatic Ecosystems

By Carolyn Weise / February 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

No two ponds are alike. However, the common biological processes within every pond’s ecosystem are essential and must be carefully monitored and maintained. No matter what type of construction or filtration you select, a successful, healthy ecosystem will depend on the level of pond management, the fish load, the amount of food added and the […]

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Polyquat Algaecide: How Does it Affect the Ecosystem?

By Carolyn Weise / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

A common challenge we have all faced is finding a suitable way of removing algae in decorative fish ponds that will be safe for both fish and aquatic plants. For many years, ponds had come to depend upon copper-sulfate to clear green water and string algae in farm ponds. However, we soon learned that carp […]

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How Many Fish Can This Pond Hold?

By Carolyn Weise / September 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

New pond owners do their best to keep their fish healthy and happy. But thanks to the rapid breeding and growth rates of many fish, even the most well-intentioned fishkeepers can find their ponds dangerously overstocked in a matter of months. Carolyn Weise describes the circumstances that can turn a happy pond into a cramped, unhealthy habitat — and the steps you can take to prevent the transformation.

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Bio-Security in Ponds

By Carolyn Weise / March 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

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.

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The Water Treatment Plant in your Backyard

By Carolyn Weise / January 1, 2014 / 1 Comment

Imagine a pond of immense beauty with beautiful plants, plenty of wildlife — and very little hard work involved! Sounds like a wonderful but unrealistic fantasy, doesn’t it? According to the experts at Ecological Laboratories, Inc., gorgeous and low-maintenance ponds are well within reach for even the busiest people. The secrets, they say, can be found in sophisticated wastewater treatment plants!

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Hydroponic Gardening Explained

By Carolyn Weise / September 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

Hydroponics is the art and science of gardening without soil. Learn the benefits of hydroponics and how it is different from aquaponics. This is a quick review of what hydroponics is and why you may want to learn more about it.

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