This fish pond in Harpenden Hertfordshire needed a complete overhaul which meant everything needed removing including the fish. When completely cleaning a pond which contains fish it is important to save as much water as possible and be sure to acclimatise the fish slowly back into the newly filled pond as the water chemistry will […]Continue Reading


A lovely wildlife pond in Hemel Hempsted Hertfordshire required some attention. The pond had been overgrown with grass and a large proportion of the plants had been smothered or outgrown their original pots. The brief was as follows; Re-shape the ponds edges Remove grass from planters Re-pot overgrown marginals Remove dead planters Addition of new […]Continue Reading


Its that time of year when its really worth giving the pond filter a good clean before you start increasing the feeding levels for your fish. Replacing old sponges UV bulbs etc can be done at the same time. The filter may need a bit of a spot clean during the summer but be sure […]Continue Reading


Has your pond got a blanket weed outbreak? At maltby aquatics we can help remove this nuisance algae from your pond. A customer in Harpenden had a serious blanket weed outbreak and took advantage of our blanket weed service. We set about removing the bulk of the blanket weed and then treated the pond with […]Continue Reading


We revisited a pond we refurbished last year to see how things had been progressing. The addition of new marginals were needed to complete the look, in the coming months the planters will be bursting with colour and foliage. The amount of life already in this pond was staggering, newts and tadpoles literally covering every […]Continue Reading


Its officially spring and its time to consider giving your pond a quick spruce up. Feel like you could do with a bit of extra advice? Got a pond that your not sure what to do with? Never get around to sorting the pond out? Why not contact maltby aquatics, Harpenden’s pond experts for a […]Continue Reading


Spring has arrived and its worth keeping an eye on the fish in your pond. In warmer weather the fish will become more active as the pond temperature rises and start to metabolise which means they will need to be fed, slowly at first with a wheatgerm pellet until the water temperature goes above 11 […]Continue Reading


A customer in Harpenden Hertfordshire needed some help setting up their new freshwater aquarium which was stylishly installed in the wall separating their kitchen and living space. After a free consultation Maltby aquatics came up with a design to suit the customers needs.                         […]Continue Reading


Over the winter period a fish pond will start to slow down and there is no need to feed your fish, they become dormant moving very little not producing waste due to the low temperature of the water. The bacteria levels in your filter reduce significantly as they don’t have as much ‘food’ available. Filters […]Continue Reading


This lovely fish pond in Harpenden, Hertfordshire needed a filtration upgrade. Cleaning out your pump every few days as it keeps getting blocked up sound familiar? This customers pond had a small pond pump designed as a water feature pump which couldn’t handle solids and therefore blocked easily. The pond had a separate Ultra Violet […]Continue Reading