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How big a filter should I get?

There are many variables affecting the ratio of gallons per flow rate for every type of filter in use. . Water hardness, number of fish and their size, filter medium, cubic inches of filtering material, organic waste load, (how fast will it clog?) etc. But, relax…most filter manufactures have done the work for us recommending the pump or pond size for their products. If you follow their guidelines and the filter design is not flawed, they work fairly well. Read more…

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Great Springtime Blooms

I’m still amazed at some of the heavy blooms we had this past spring.  Read more…

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Kildeer at the Garden Center

Kildeer Faking Injured Wing

I’ve always thought kildeer were one of the more interesting birds found in Ohio.  There are usually a pair around the garden center each year, but I don’t always locate the nest.  Read more…

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Severe Storm 08/20/2009

I was driving across town during the storm last night.  On the radio, over the sound of lightning strikes nearly every second, a funnel cloud sighting was announced nearby. Gusts of leaf and twig filled wind blasted my truck from side to side as the sound of hail hitting the bed topper made me feel like it was being hit by machine gun fire.  In other words… it was kinda fun!  🙂 Read more…

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