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Diffused Aerators vs Surface Aerators

The two most common types of pond aeration systems are diffused aerators and surface aerators. While each is highly effective, each has certain pros and cons that make them the appropriate choice based on your ponds characteristics.Diffused aeration systems utilize the power of air to de-stratify the water column and infuse oxygen into the pond. Typical set up involves an air compressor that pushes air through tubing down to diffuser(s) located and the bottom of the pond. [...]

Vision Improving Phytochemical Rich Foods For Better Eyesight

When it comes to improving vision and maintaining healthy eyesight research studies suggest that there is a link between the quality of our diet and the quality of our vision health. For instance, studies show that diets that lack fruits and vegetables and include lots of junk foods and sugary foods tend to increase the risks for eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. On the other hand, diets that are rich in whole grains, fruits, [...]

How Bitters Can Boost Fertility and Combat Unexplained Infertility

The first time I hear someone say that bitters can boost fertility and cure infertility, I thought it was unscientific. I dismissed the folk-remedy philosophy that bitters can make a woman conceive. Not until I started researching the causes of unexplained infertility. Bitters work so well because they boost fertility and combat infertility through different mechanisms. This range from boosting your overall health and toning reproductive organs specifically. Yes, bitters balance the hormones, tones the ovary and makes the [...]

Stop Your Air Conditioner Leaking Water

The three most common reasons for water leakage from heat pumps are dirty filters or heat exchanging coils, blocked drains, and a shortage of refrigerant. They are pretty simple to diagnose and repair.Remember: Turn off the power source to your air conditioner before trying any of the following!1. Dirty Filters and or Blocked Heat ExchangerWhen the filters, or heat exchanging coil, are dirty or blocked, this causes a restriction in air flow. This in turn can then cause the [...]

How to Maintain the Right Water Pressure in Your Plumbing

Improper water pressure is a common plumbing problem. If you have such a problem, the first step toward diagnosing and remedying it is measuring your static water pressure.This is easy enough to do with a water pressure measuring gauge, which most hardware and home improvement stores carry. This simple device consists or a measuring gauge and a standard hookup like those on a garden hose that you can screw onto an exterior hose bib or your washing machine's cold [...]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Ceramic Disc Taps

Taps drip. It's inevitable, like death and taxes. Traditional taps seal using a rubber ring screwed down over the end of a metal pipe. Sooner or later the rubber is going to go hard, split or just wear away and it will no longer seal. Then water seeps through, and the tap starts dripping. Left alone the problem gets worse as the water wears away the valve seat. Then you'll have to either re-grind the valve seat(Do you own a valve seat re-grinder? Who would?) [...]

3 Ways to Prevent Pond Dredging

Pond dredging is the process by which pond muck, sediment, and sludge that has built up over time is removed by a machine. This process can be done in a couple different ways, but each process has the same end goal: Increase pond depth Improve pond appearance Benefit pond health One more thing that's always the same: Dredging your pond is very expensive.Why Dredge My Pond? Pond dredging sometimes becomes necessary when pond depth becomes too shallow for the pond to be self-sustaining. Ponds [...]

5 Super Health Benefits Of Oranges

Oranges are a tasty fruit that are often associated with Christmas but are available all year round. In addition to this, oranges are extremely healthy and support your body in numerous ways. In this article I will be outlining 5 of super health benefits of oranges.1) ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION: One of the main health benefits of oranges is that they are rich in flavonoids, phytonutrients and vitamin C which all act as protective antioxidants within the body. Antioxidants fight dangerous [...]

How To Boost Your Rats Immunity

As winter approaches, it's important to turn our attention to how we can boost our rat's immunity against infection and give them the best defence possible during what is often a vulnerable time for rats, especially the elderly.High humidity, coupled with the cold can create the conditions that affect the respiratory system of a vulnerable rat. This is due to the increase in the water element which can aggravate mucus conditions or those susceptible to them. It's important to [...]

How to Choose the Right Pond Supplies for Your Koi Pond or Water Garden

Many hobbyists first get the idea to build a Koi pond of their own after seeing their first pond in person. The idea of coming home after a long hard day to hear the sounds of a beautiful flowing waterfall and the beauty of colorful Koi fish swimming in crystal clear water sounds almost too good to be true. What could be better than coming home to paradise, your own private oasis in the privacy of your own backyard? [...]