owners should not simply count on their pond
filtration systems to completely maintain their ponds.
It is still important to test the water of ponds for pH, nitrate,
nitrite, ammonia, hardness, oxygen content, and phosphate levels.
How often should you test? A brand new pond should be
tested frequently. After the pond has become established, once or
twice every two weeks is good.
If you find unsafe levels of ammonia and nitrite in
your water, it could be because of a problem with the pond filtration
system or because of having too many fish. Check your filter - clean
out decaying matter and other contaminants from the filter and from
the pond. Do a partial water change. Determine if you have too many
fish - it important to find the source of the problem rather than
simply fixing the symptoms of it.
Besides the number of fish you have, you should also
consider the number of plants. With the right mix of fish and plants,
the levels of nitrate should remain at a fine level. Plants consume
Here at Pond Depot, we have some excellent pond filtration
systems as well as the supplies you need to test your water. You can
always count on us to have in store for you great pond products, including
pond filtration systems. You can always count on us to be here for
you and your pond when you need us most. Count on us!