Have an existing pond that you would like a water feature installed in? then look no further and ask the experts at maltby aquatics to install it for you. A customer in Wheathampsted asked maltby aquatics to install a small frog ornament. We managed to fit it onto an existing pump using a few inexpensive […]Continue Reading


When keeping sensitive species such as corals or soft water species such as Discus fish its advisable to use Reverse Osmosis water (RO). The Reverse Osmosis units remove any additives and sediments such as chlorine’s, heavy metals, calcium etc from your tap water to produce a pure soft water. This is especially important in Hertfordshire […]Continue Reading


This fish pond in Hemel Hempsted Hertfordshire was in need of a clean. The following jobs were undertaken to make the pond look great and function. Duck weed was removed along with hair algae and blanket weed. 400l of water was saved to help keep some beneficial bacteria when refilling the pond, when cleaning a […]Continue Reading


This preformed pond in Wheathampsted Hertfordshire required a good overhaul to get it back to its former glory, the following jobs were carried out in this wildlife pond clean. Pond was drained and amphibians collected The pond had a large amount of sediment on the bottom from years of decaying organic matter which was removed […]Continue Reading


Sometimes getting fish for your pond can be a bit more difficult than expected, with so many types to choose from which will really suit my pond? At maltby aquatics we offer free advice to help you choose the right fish for your pond. Most aquatic shops will NOT take back unwanted pond fish due […]Continue Reading


At maltbyaquatics we can provide an extensive range of marginal, bog and aquatic plants to suit your ponds needs. We have ranges of plants for wildlife ponds and fish ponds and will do our best to source specified plants from our local quality supplier based in Hertfordshire. We get our plants straight from the grower […]Continue Reading


If your pond contains water lilies and has not be cleaned out for a while chances are the water lilies have taken over! The water lily loves nutrients and in mature ponds with high levels of sludge they will flourish and start to spread out of their containers all over the pond. The root masses […]Continue Reading


If you haven’t looked at your pumps recently or the flow out of your filter or waterfall has gone to a dribble its probably because your pump is full of sludge. Maltbyaquatics provides a pump maintenance service to inspect and clean your pump to bring it back to its former glory. It is especially important […]Continue Reading


Installing a new pond filter and pump can be a little bit tricky and not to mention dirty! At maltbyaquatics we can advise on what filtration system best suits your pond and can install them for a small charge. This week i installed a great piece of kit from Oase, the Oase Filtomatic 14000, designed for […]Continue Reading


All aquariums and ponds will contain levels of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate at some point in their history and especially when first set up. Maturation of the filters by carrying out sensible fish stocking over time and careful feeding along with regular maintenance will enable your aquarium or pond  to thrive. After a feed levels […]Continue Reading