The number one priority of every fish keeper, whether it be a pond or a tank is water quality. You need to spend some time and some money every month, looking after the properties of the water in your fish tank or pond. In fact, it is a lot cheaper in terms of time, money and stress to maintain a good quality of water than it is to correct water once you have let it go wrong.
Your filtration system is your number one tool in the fight to maintain good quality water. A good filtration device consists of two facets: mechanical and biological. The mechanical feature removes the physical waste and debris that builds up in any body of water, especially one that has fish in it.
The mechanical filtration system has to be of a size that it can deal with the volume of water that you have. A pump will draw up the water and pass it through a filter and the clean water, ie minus leaves, algae and faeces, returns to the pond via a waterfall, which also aids aeration.
The biological filtration system will deal with waste that has already dissolved into the water in the form of nitrogen. if you do not clear this nitrogen, by initiating a nitrogen cycle, it will build up and change itself into ammonia, which will kill your fish in a matter of days. This nitrogen cycle is essential.
Just think about it, your fish are living, …Pond-Maintenance Basics For Recreational Fish Ponds Continue Reading >>