The Laguna feeding station floats on the surface of the pond conditioning fish to feed from a pre-selected area. We recommend you select the deepest area of the pond so that fish will be able to quickly and easily retreat if necessary. Fish that are conditioned to feed in shallow areas can quickly become prey to lurking predators. Simply anchor the ring to the side or bottom of the pond and place food in the center. The Feeding Station also helps to determine how much to feed. When adding directly to your pond, food will quickly disperse making it difficult to gauge the amount of food given. We recommend using a small plastic cup to add food directly to the feeding station. Make a mark on the cup after determining the amount of food fish can eat within two minutes without having food leftover. In warmer water temperatures fish tend to eat more.