Ecosystem Ponds

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Natural Looking Pond Ecosystems For Backyards

Ecosystem Ponds are relatively new in Australia and rapidly replacing the older style of water gardening typically practiced in the Newcastle, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Blue Mountains and Mid-North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Traditionally, we have been influenced by the European style of water gardening: generally waterproofed concrete or brick structures that relied heavily on man made filtration systems and chemical water treatments. Aquascape Ecosystem Ponds are self-sustaining, naturally filtered ecosystems and when they are fully established require very little maintenance. What attracts many is the opportunity to keep fish like koi and goldfish as pets, without the regular upkeep of an indoor aquarium. The beautiful bloom of water lilies, the soft accent of lush aquatic plants and the natural increase in native wildlife all add to a magical water gardening experience in your very own backyard. Spend quality time relaxing by your Aquascape Ecosystem Pond with family and friends and you will wonder why you waited so long to enhance your yard with a beautiful Aquascape water garden! Visionary Waterscapes are Master Certified Aquascape Contractors (CACs), and are well trained and equipped to install Aquascape Inc. water garden products.

What is a CAC?

Certified Aquascape Contractors (CACs) are the most qualified and informed water garden installers in the water garden industry. Unlike general landscapers, CACs are highly specialised water feature installation professionals. In most cases CACs exclusively install water features and nothing else. As Master CACs, Visionary Waterscapes have installed the full range of Aquascape products and are solely focused on professionally installing water features and providing a world class water feature experience for every client, every time. If you live in the Newcastle, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Blue Mountains and Mid-North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, you can be sure that Visionary Waterscapes will provide a professional and dependable service to install a beautiful Ecosystem Pond or other water feature in your backyard.

How does an Ecosystem Pond work?

Ecosystem ponds work with Mother Nature to provide food, shelter, and safety to the wildlife around it. It also provides an all-natural, low-maintenance piece of paradise. Every piece of the ecosystem puzzle must be present in order for a true ecosystem to be in place. Eliminate one of these elements and you’ve got an unbalanced ecosystem. 


This is an image showing how an ecosystem pond functions 

Check out the things you’ll need to get your ecosystem pond in perfect balance: 

Skimmer (mechanical filter): will not only pre-filter the water and house the pump; it will also skim debris from the water’s surface to prevent the accumulation of organic materials on the pond floor.

BioFalls® (biological filter): Provide surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove excess nutrients from the water.

Pumps: an efficient circulation system will keep the water moving and provide the necessary oxygen levels for healthy koi fish  and plants.

Fish: reduce pond maintenance as they graze on string algae and bottom feed on the pond floor. Fish also make very enjoyable pets, providing hours of natural entertainment.

Plants: Mother Nature’s true filters, plants are great for adding character to a pond by providing color and texture, but from a filtration perspective, they’re second to none. Thriving from the excess nutrients in a pond and depriving algae of its food source, the aquatic plants in a water garden, given proper coverage, are critical for the overall health of the ecosystem.  

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