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Aquascape Ecosystems

PONDS

The Biofalls® Filter is a biological filter. This filter is a simple, leak-proof, easily hidden filtration system. Biofalls® are available for ponds from 200 square feet to 700 square feet and up.

A skimmer keeps your pond free from surface debris. It includes a filter mat to catch fine debris and a net to catch larger debris such as leaves. Skimmers are available for flowrates from 1000 Gal/Hr to 20,000 Gal/Hr.

Strong 45-mil EPDM liner is the best choice for most pond installations. Unlike concrete, it is easy and inexpensive to install and won’t crack. When covered with stone it has a 40 year life expectancy. If a leak were ever to occur, a simple inner tube patch can make it as good as new.

Contrary to popular opinion, adding rocks and gravel reduces pond maintenance. Covering the pond liner with gravel protects the liner from harmful UV rays and damage from animals and other sharp objects. The rocks and gravel also help hold down the liner during high ground water conditions.

Fish, like Koi and Goldfish, can be successfully kept, and even bred, in water that is only two feet deep as far north as zone 4 (MN).

Aquatic plants are critical to fish and wildlife communities associated with ponds because they provide cover, nesting areas, and food. With many varieties available there is somehting for everyone.

PONDLESS WATERFALLS

The name basically explains it all. It’s a waterfall and stream, without the pond. But why would you want a waterfall without a pond? The truth is that a Pondless Waterfall isn’t for everyone, but it can be a great alternative for someone who isn’t quite sure about getting a full-fledged pond. Some people are a little gun-shy when it comes to ponds because of mosquitoes. And although ponds that contain biological and mechanical filters are constantly being re-circulated, discouraging mosquitoes, the threat of West Nile is still very scary.

Standing water can also be scary for people with young children. We all know how fast children move, and the thought of having a pond so close to their play areas discourages some from considering a water garden.

Other people feel that taking care of fish would be a little too much of a responsibility, and that they won’t be able to leave their pond for long periods of time, while still others say they do not have enough room for a whole pond. Cost is also a big factor when it comes to installing a pond. The price of a Pondless’ Waterfall will be less because there is not as much labor and less rocks used because of the absence of a pond. The Pondless Waterfall is for all the people that have those concerns, as well as people that have those concerns, as well as people who are in love with waterfalls.

SYSTEM ADD-ONS

Wetland Filters

Pondless Skimmer Basins

Wet Well Pump Stations

Aeration Systems

Land Bridges

And More

PONDS FOR KIDS

Today very few undisturbed ecosystems exist in the world. In an effort allow schools to show children how a functioning aquatic ecosystem works, Frontier Ponds works to enable schools to construct their own pond ecosystem. By installing a pond system that becomes self-sustaining in a controlled environment, students can observe the ebb and flow of nature happening before their eyes. Besides conducting experiments on water quality they can also observe the animals that colonize the area on their own. Water is the source of all life. A shallow two-foot deep pond, installed properly will allow nature to flourish inside it year round. As the ecosystem evolves so will the educational opportunities.

The opportunities are many and the ideas are limitless on how a school can incorporate the Ponds for Kids program into their curriculum.

Interested teachers can contact Frontier Ponds at 815-923-2480 to host a Ponds for Kids program at their school or in their community. Frontier Ponds donates time, equipment, and instruction to guide participating students in the construction of a functioning pond ecosystem.

It is the schools, teachers, and or students responsibility to raise the funds to cover the costs of materials used. Contact Frontier Ponds for the cost required for the project. Costs include pumps, plumbing, filters, liners, and other gear, and also the rocks, gravel, mulch and topsoil. Whether through grants or fundraisers, there are man options available to help an interested school pay for the material expenses.