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The Fish Are Back!!!

Watergardening season is in full bloom and we just got a  shipment of beautiful koi and goldfish.  We are pleased to announce that they are ready for sale and pick up. Our selection includes butterfly koi and standard fin koi. We also have some spectacular looking shubunkins in a variety of colors. Koi and goldfish will surely add a whole new level of enjoyment  and life to your pond.

Introducing New Goldfish & Koi to a Pond:

Please follow these directions carefully to acclimate your fish to their new home.

First, do not open the bags immediately upon receiving the fish. Simply put the bags in the pond and let them float for at least 30-45 minutes so that the temperature of the water in the bag can slowly adjust to that of the pond water. If the bag is in direct sunlight, drape a towel over it to prevent the bag from overheating.

After the bag has floated for the appropriate amount of time, open the bag and allow a small amount of pond water into the bag. You should do this  at least several times over an additional 30-45 minute span. This will allow the fish to slowly adapt to the chemistry of your pond water. Take care not to allow water from the bag to empty into the pond. You can  use a separate bucket or container instead of the bag (this avoids spilling the water from the bag into the pond) to acclimate the fish. 

Gently remove the fish from the bag with a net. Place them into your pond, again being careful not to spill water from the bag into the pond.

Do not feed your new fish for at least 24 hours.

Koi may jump the first day when introduced to a new pond and should be monitored.


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A Message from Mark Sousa (A.K.A. Doctor Pond), owner of Action Water Gardens in Tolland, CT

You may ask yourself, "Why choose Action Water Gardens?". The answer is simple. Customer service. As the owner, I am the business. I've been in the landscape and water gardens business for over 15 years. I strive to be knowledgeable about the products and services that we offer and I provide one-on-one consultation on the issues you are facing, whether you are installing for the first time or simply maintaining your current garden or waterfall. See what our customers have to say.

We take pride in our installations. View our photo galleries of the many installations that we've done and judge for yourself. We focus solely on water gardens, ponds, fountainscapes and waterfalls. It's not a sideline of another business, this IS our business.

We service all of Connecticut - including Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, Windham County - as well as Western Massachusetts - including Worcester County, Hampden County and Berkshire County.

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