Inland Empire Water Garden & Koi Society

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Featured Ponds 
Water gardens and ponds come in all sizes and shapes. Some have fish while others contain only water plants. Every water garden is unique and has its own special features. Some are simple while others are very complex. There is nothing better than sitting by your pond with the beverage of your choice and relaxing. Click on the pond picture to the left to read about the ponds featured in our 2014 pond tour.
Aquatic Plants
 Plants add a nice touch to water gardens and ponds. They add oxygen to the water as well as provide shelter for your fish. Many plants bloom and, therefore, provide beautiful flowers during the warm summer months. And some plants provide the perfect medium for spawning fish. Be careful what you put in your pond as some plants are invasive and might be forbidden in your area. To learn more about aquatic plants click on the picture of the red lily above.
Clubs, books, blogs, and videos
 Knowledge is a wonderful thing and it's even better when it is shared.   Technology certainly has made it easier for us to share information in new mediums such as online books, blogs, social media pages, tweets, twitters and on-line videos.  For many of us, we still like and need face-to-face communications and interactions. Click on the IEWGKS logo to the left to learn more about water garden and fish clubs, books, blogs, and videos.

Articles of Interest

 

How to Make a SECCHI Disk by New Hampshire Dept.of Environmental Services
Instructions on how to make a SECCHI disk.
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Phosphate, The Green Fuel by Jackie Kabrell
This is a powerpoint presentation (converted to PDF) that covers: what is it, how to measure it, and how to combat it.
Read More Understanding P, The PondBoss Magazine 
Phosphorus is a nutrient required for life by all the organisms in and around your pond or lake.
Read More Ichthyotoxic by Gayla Aspenleiter
Most of us are aware of plants that are poisonous to children, cats, and dogs but what about plants poisonous to our fish?
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Understanding Judging Standards in Koi Shows by Dick "coach" Benbow
One of the hardest things to understand when you are getting excited about showing, is having a clear understanding of what a
judge is looking for.
Read More Hikarimono by Dick "coach" Benbow
This is the Japanese word for "bright Scale" and a Koi show classification.Read More Dragonflies by Gayla AspenleiterIf you own a pond, chances are you have dragonflies. But the question is, are they friend or foe? Read More
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