How To Get Crystal Clear Water In My Koi Pond

Koi fish swimming in a pond with rocks.

Are you struggling to achieve the water quality you would like? Cloudy water, or excessive algae? We’ve got the solution for you. No one is more qualified than the experts at Tussey Landscaping, based out of Hollidaysburg Pa, and servicing State College, Altoona, Bedford, and Johnstown areas. Your Aquascape Ecosystem pond is a living breathing…

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Building a backyard waterfall

A rock waterfall in a garden surrounded by trees.

If you are considering a backyard waterfall, There are many steps of building to consider. The first question to consider is whether you want to build it yourself, or hire a contractor. While it is obvious that money can be saved with a DIY waterfalls, it may be difficult to find accurate comparison between a…

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what to know before building a backyard waterfall

A small waterfall in a garden with rocks and statues.

Like any new proposition, building a pondless waterfall brings many new questions to mind. It can be difficult to know what questions to ask when trying to decide if a pondless waterfall is the right choice for your backyard. In this article, we will not be devoting any discussion to concrete water features. Concrete features bring…

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Koi Ponds: Keys to success + Price ranges

A koi pond with a waterfall and rocks.

How much does a Koi pond cost? How large can a Koi pond be?  If you are considering having a Koi pond built, these are questions you might be asking. But before we get to pricing and sizes, let’s first take a quick look at some of the requirements for a Koi pond. Koi will…

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How To Fix Pond and Waterfall Leaks: Follow These 5 Steps

A pond with a waterfall and rocks in the background.

Leaks — every pond and waterfall owner’s nightmare. But the truth is that a leaking water feature can be fixed. Finding a leak in a rubber liner pond is usually the most challenging part. Four possible reasons your pond/waterfall is leaking:Your approach to leak detection must be methodical, otherwise you might misdiagnose the cause and…

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What Causes Green Pond Water?

Green algae in a body of water.

​Algae blooms are the culprit for most water quality problems. If your pond water is cloudy, murky, or brown, it’s likely an algae issue.Algae can grow in almost any body of water with sunlight and nutrients. Here are three common ways to combat algae growth.Dye the Water. Adding coloring to the water (often deep blue),…

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Backyard Ecosystem Ponds: What They Are and How They Work

A pond with a waterfall and rocks in the background.

What is an ecosystem pond? How does ecosystem pond work? What makes an ecosystem pond different from a pool? Is one pond better than another? Here we’ll explore the terms and definitions of this style of pond, and how it works. But before we do that, let’s take a step back, to a place away…

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Pond Repair: What To Know Before You Begin

A white water lily floating in a pond.

You may be the new owners of a home that has a pond in the backyard. Maybe the pond you built 10 years ago needs a facelift. Perhaps that concrete fountain you had built has leaked since day one, and you are ready to get it fixed. Whatever the case may be, here are a…

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EcoSystem Koi Pond And How It Works | Altoona PA

A lake surrounded by trees and a blue sky.

What is an ecosystem pond?  And how does it work? What makes an ecosystem pond different from a pool? Is one pond better than another? Here we’ll explore the terms and definitions of this style of pond, and how it works. But before we do that, let’s take a step back, to a place away…

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Water Garden Delight

Nature Ages Beautifullykoi pond, Hollidaysburg PA This beautiful koi pond in Hollidaysburg Pa is just shining in natural beauty. Nothing ages as beautifully as nature. This particular water feature was installed 7 years ago by Tussey Landscaping’s water feature artists. The plants, fish, and landscape have had time to mature and just melt into nature,…

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Things to Consider When Getting a Water Feature Built

A small water fountain in a garden with rocks and plants.

​Water features are the jewel of the backyard! Or we should say, can be to jewel of the backyard. When improperly built, unfortunately that is not the case.  ​Have you or one of your friends ever dealt with a poorly built water feature? Did you make a sizable investment into what you were hoping would…

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