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Fin Farm Pond Treatment

May 2, 2017

Below are before and after photos of a pond that was overrun by algae. Treating algae before it gets out of hand is key for a healthy and attractive pond. There are several different treatment methods, and certain timing of the year that is vital for taking care of the problem. Early algae growth, like …


Seasonal Pond Control

February 10, 2017

If you are a new pond owner it can seem a little overwhelming thinking about trying to keep that pond clean, clear and healthy. You see all of the pond supplies out there and all of the technical terminology and your head can spin. But, if you just remember to aerate and filter the water, …


Building Pond Structures

January 10, 2017

Many ponds in Ohio contain little or no natural underwater structure that could, if present, concentrate fish and increase angling success. Ponds treated with aquatic herbicides are essentially without any type of vegetation that could provide structure for fish. Most reservoirs in Ohio had a natural structure (such as trees) removed prior to filling to ensure …


Ice Safety

December 10, 2016

Ice and cold water safety is important and concerns many of us who participate in outdoor activities near water. Too many residents are injured from falling through ice and exposure to cold water. Skaters and children playing near bodies of water fall through the ice; boaters and canoeists overturn their crafts; unleashed pets run onto …


Muddy Water in Ponds

November 10, 2016

Causes, Prevention, and Remedies All ponds and small lakes can become muddy on occasion due to inclement weather. In most cases, these muddy conditions are short-lived and will clear in several days if no further rainfall occurs. Occasionally, a pond will become muddy and will fail to clear. These situations may necessitate measures to eliminate …


Fish Kills How and Why

October 10, 2016

Fish die as a result of a wide variety of natural and unnatural causes. Fish may die of old age, starvation, body injury, stress, suffocation, water pollution, diseases, parasites, predation, toxic algae, severe weather, and other reasons. A few dead fish floating on the surface of a pond or lake is not necessarily cause for …


Toledo Blade: Ponds draped in heavy snow create potential for fish kills

February 3, 2014

This Article was original published in the Toledo Blade MALINTA, Ohio — It is dark under that heavy blanket of snow covering area ponds, and in the absence of light, death can be lurking. Over a relatively short period of time, the layer of snow can rob the plant life in the pond of vital …


Toledo Blade: Fin Farm is a very fishy operation

May 26, 2013

This Article was originally published in the Toledo Blade RIDGEVILLE CORNERS, Ohio — It takes much more than water and feed to raise healthy fish. And if you are going to raise millions of them, there had better be a lot of sound science behind the operation too. At the Fin Farm on the edge …


Toledo Blade: Fish niche a growth target

June 12, 2011

This article was original published in the Toledo Blade It’s not personal, but when ducks and geese show up at Remlinger Fish Farm in Kalida, Ohio, co-owner Mark Remlinger uses loud noises to quickly scare them off. As operator of a private fish hatchery — a small but key niche in Ohio’s budding aquaculture industry …


Toledo Blade: Livestock that swim gaining popularity as business in area

June 24, 2007

This article was original posted in the Toledo Blade BOB AND ANN Hesterman’s Fin Farm LLC in northwest Henry County is a rarity. The fish farm near Ridgeville Corners, about 45 miles from Toledo, is among the few in Ohio big enough to require workers outside of the owners’ families. It provides a variety of …


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