Plant Display for Rostrum

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Plant Display for Rostrum :

1) Event Plant Display - Mixed Color Theme Rostrum with Wooden Skirting

Mixed Color Theme Rostrum with Wooden Skirting

2) Rostrum Plant Display - Purple Green Theme Rostrum with Plants Skirting

Purple Green Theme Rostrum with Plants Skirting

3) Rostrum Plant Display - Orchid Setup Theme Rostrum

Orchid SetupTheme Rostrum

4) Event Plant Display - Rostrum Orchid Setup

Rostrum Orchid Setup

5) School Stage Plant Display - Red White Theme Rostrum

Red White Theme Rostrum

6) Event Plant Display - Rostrum with Wooden Skirting

Rostrum with Wooden Skirting

7) School Stage Plant Display - Rostrum Display

School Stage Plant Display - Rostrum Display

8) Event Plant Display - Rostrum Display

Event Plant Display - Rostrum Display


Event Plant Rental - Onstage Display Grouping

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Event Plant Rental - Onstage Display Grouping :

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2) Event-Display-Tropical-Theme-On-Stage-Grouping


3) Event Display - On Stage Grouping with Yellow Palm

 Event Display - On Stage Grouping with Yellow Palm

4) Event Display - On Stage Grouping

Event Display - On Stage Grouping

5) Event Plant Display - (Table Front) Catholic High Sec Sch

Event Plant Display - (Table Front) Catholic High Sec Sch


Koi Pond Maintenance - Need For Regular Partial Water Changes

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Koi Pond Maintenance - Need For Regular Partial Water Changes

 Koi Pond with Water Plant

Whether it is a pond or an aquarium, regular water change is recommended. Actually, partial water changes and it should preferably not be more than 50% of the water at a time. This is because fish (Koi included) does not like sudden changes to their living environment. This change could be in terms of temperature, pH and water chemistry.

Firstly, why are water changes necessary? Can I rely on my filtration system to remove fish waste and other debris like uneaten fish food, dead insects and plant matters?

A good filtration system should be able to trap solid debris through mechanical filtration and allows you to remove them easily during regular filter maintenance. However, mechanical filtration is not 100% efficient. Some of this debris will remain and settled at the bottom of your pond and filter. If not removed, they will accumulate over time and pollute the water.

A good filtration system should have a biological filter in addition to the mechanical filter. The bacteria in biological filter should remove dissolved fish waste like ammonia by converting them to nitrite, and then from nitrite to nitrate. This is done through bacteria action in the biological filter is known as the Nitrification Cycle. Ammonia and nitrite are harmful to fish and must be removed as soon as possible. Although nitrate is relatively harmless to fish, excessive nitrate when allowed to build up in the pond can still harm the fish. Excessive nitrate also leads to excessive algae growth which is not a pleasant sight although Koi feeds on algae.

Evaporation of water does not remove nitrates and other dissolved matters in the pond. Regular topping up your pond to replace water lost through evaporation is not considered a partial water change.

Water plants remove nitrates. Even if you have some water plants in your pond, it is unlikely that the plants can remove the nitrates at a sufficient rate compared to the amount of food consumed and waste produced by the Koi. Some advanced Koi keepers have explored the use of commercially designed trickle tower system to remove nitrates. These are quite bulky and not inexpensive. Most Koi keepers will resort to partial water changes to remove nitrates.

Besides removal of nitrates and other pollutants, some Koi keepers believe that regular water changes allow their Koi to grow better and healthier as minerals and trace elements useful for Koi growth are replenished through the added water. Koi tends to perk up and become more active after a partial water change.

How to do a water change? How frequently must it be done?

The aim is to maintain a stable pond environment with good water quality for your Koi. Therefore, frequent and regular small amount of water changes of about 10% are preferred over ad hoc and larger water changes. If your filter design allows you to carry out pond and filter maintenance and water changes easily, then a weekly interval should be sufficient. You may want to flush the bottom drains or perform other maintenance of your filter system while carrying out your partial water change.

Even with regular water changes, you should monitor the nitrate levels in your pond. Nitrate cause a slight brownish tint to your pond water. Other symptom of excessive nitrates is excessive algae growth! The most accurate way is to measure nitrate and water quality using a water test kit. Commercially available water test kits allow you to measure parameters like pH, nitrite, nitrate and oxygen levels.  Nitrate level should be less than 25 mg/litre. Ad hoc water change is still needed if the water quality if not up to the mark.

Water that is removed will have to be replaced. If you are refilling your pond with tap water from the utility company, you will have to consider the additives to the water. The tap water contains chlorine to kill germs and it is also a fish killer. The chlorine will dissipate from the water naturally after a few hours. Depending on the water you are getting from the utility company, you could potentially do small percentage (less than 20%) of water change without using dechlorinator and not kill your fish. If you have an option to increase aeration to your pond like turning on a fountain or venturi pipes, you should do it. Aeration helps remove chlorine. Refilling the pond through a spray hose helps provides aeration and dissipation of the chlorine from the water as well. If you have to perform larger amount of water change, a dechlorinator to remove chlorine is strongly recommended. In any case, it is better be safe than be sorry.

Jeffrey Lee keeps Koi as a hobby and lives in Singapore.

Visit his website at http://my3ponds.blogspot.com where he shares his experiences with constructing and maintaining his 3 Koi ponds over the past 13 years. The site contains pictures of his ponds and Koi.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jeffrey_HS_Lee


Water Plants

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Water plants are traditionally divided into three categories : floating plants, shallow-water bog or marsh plants and submerged plants. Easy available from garden centers and through mail-order catalogues.

1) Floating Plants

Floating Water Plants - Water Hyacinth (Lilac Devil)

There are two categories of floating plants : free-floaters, which have roots hanging freely in the water, and attached floaters, whose leaves float on the surface but whose roots are attached to the bottom. Floating plants are easy to care for and efficient natural water filters, removing large quantities of nitrogen, phosphate and other substances from the water. They compete with algae for nutrients, thereby minimizing the chance of algal overgrowths.

2) Shallow-water bog or marsh plants

Water Lilies (White)  Water lilies (Blue)  Umbrella Plants (Cyperus Alternifolius)  Lotus Pink

Plants that grow in shallow water with most of the plant above the surface, are included in this category. Many produce vegetation that is quite lush and varied. Bog plants grown in pots and scattered along marginal areas are beautiful additions to pond. Popular plants include the arrowhead plant (Sagittaria latifolia), unbrella plant (Cyperus alternifolius), pickerel weed (Pontederia cordata), water iris (Iris spp), sweet flag (Acourus calamus), and horsetail (Equisetum hyemale).

3) Submerged Plants
Submerged plants are rooted on the bottom, with their leaves totally below the surface. These plants are often sold for use in freshwater aquariums. Common examples include Cabomba, Elodea, and Ludwigia. Although they are excellent for removing nutrients and carbon dioxide from ponds, they are quicky uprooted and eaten by koi.

4) Sub Plants

New plants to be update


Garden Plants


Garden Plants

Plant Habits

  1. Climberseg Bougainvillea ( Ornamental Flowers)

    • Requires little water and full sun
  2. Shrubs eg Acalypha ( Ornamental Foliage)
    • Requires lots of water
    • Heliconia Yellow
      Heliconia Yellow

      Snake Plant (Mother-In-Law Tongue) 2ft
      Snake Plant (Mother-In-Law Tongue) 2ft

  3. Cycads & Palms eg Cycas Pectinata
    • Requires littel water and full sun
    • Red Palm
      Red Palm

  4. Trees eg Alstonia scholaris (Wayside tress/palm)
    • Requires moderate water and full sun
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Artificial Plants

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Artificial Plants

1) Bamboo                                                    

bamboo.JPG5ft Bamboo with Black Planter Pot USD780(S$1,018)

2) Bouganvilla Plants 1.5M

bouganvilla_plants_15m_.JPG1.5M Bouganvilla with white planter pot USD238(S$310)

3) Bamboo with long planter box

bamboo_w_long_planter_l.jpg6ft Artificial Bamboo in 3ft long Fibre pot. USD450(S$590)

Click on below link photo to do online order 6 feet Bamboo artificial plants in 3 feet long Planter Box

Artificial Bamboo in 3ft long plater (4-5ft)

Artificial Bamboo in 3ft long plater (4-5ft)

Artificial Bamboo- 3ft long plater (4-5ft) Artificial Bamboo -3ft long plater (5-6ft)


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