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Cool Backyard Gadget: Koi Camera

Underwater life continues to be exciting and mysterious no matter how old you are – just think how exciting a visit to the aquarium is, even as an adult, and consider investing in a Koi camera for your pond.

As a pond owner, there is no doubt that water and aquatic life interests and inspires you – so why not get a closer look?

With underwater cameras, you can get an up close and personal look into the day-to-day life in your pond, including koi fish, frogs and turtles – even if you don’t have gills!  These cameras are great for fish aficionados (say that five times fast), kids and everyone in between.  Warning: Watching your very own underwater world can be addicting!

Take a look at a recording of a pond owner’s cool Koi camera to see for yourself:

For more information about Koi cameras and other pond accessories, visit us at www.aquareale.com or contact us at (215) 880-6811.

Pondless Waterfalls and Rainwater Harvesting

Pondless waterfalls provide the same relaxing melodies and attractive appearance as a traditional waterfall with a pond, using a fraction of the space and with much less hassle. Because there is no pool of water, there are also no safety issues that are associated with a traditional pond.

Working much like a regular waterfall, the pondless variety directs the cascading water into a deep rock-and-gravel filled hole where the water collects and is pumped back up to the top of the fall. A pondless waterfall is less costly than a pond to build and operate, and its size enables you to place one almost anywhere in your yard.

Maintenance could not be easier. All you need to do is fill the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for water loss caused by evaporation. Pondless waterfalls can also be part of a  RainXChange(tm) Rainwater Harvest System, which only adds to the benefits of a pondless waterfall. Capturing rainwater to operate the water feature creates true self-sustainability, drastically reducing the need for chemically-treated traditional water sources. A pondless waterfall which has been properly incorporated into such a system can also increase property value by as a beautiful addition to your yard.

The greatest thing about a pondless waterfall for many people may be that they can be made to fit in any size yard. They are a low maintenance, low cost water feature.

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To learn more about pondless waterfalls or the RainXchange Rainwater Harvest System, visit our website!

Nighttime Pond Lighting

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Ecosystem ponds are beautiful and lively during the day, but you should be able to enjoy them at night too. Strategically placed lights can highlight and direct attention to waterfalls, statues, plants, or other aquascape and landscape features. While traditional halogen lights suck up energy and hike up your electricity bill, LED lights use much less energy and last on average 10-15 times longer.

LED lights are full of benefits: Aquascape’s LED lights are 80-90 percent more electricity efficient. A three watt LED light gives out as much illumination as the old 25 watt halogen bulbs. Plus, LED lights are more durable and do not heat up like traditional lights. This is especially important to an ecosystem pond which is meant to be part of nature and a habitat for plants and animals. Underwater lights can often be a pain to change, so it is also a huge help that LED lights last up to 15 times longer than the halogen bulbs. The lights may also be used above water to highlight any landscape, walkway around your house.

Aside from the LED lights, a fire pit makes a great addition to your yard, especially as we enter into a cooler Autumn (hopefully!). You can either get one designed specifically molded for your space, or you can buy one from any home goods store. Either way, it is sure to add to the calm, relaxed mood set by your pond. Do not miss out on pond time just because it is nighttime.