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Read About Maintaining Pond Water Quality

Maintaining pond water quality is crucial to the health and appearance of your pond, as well as the plants and animals living inside of it. There are several ways you can go about ensuring your pond water is up to par. Over the next couple of minutes, I am going to give you some tips on just how to do that.

Good water quality not only allows the species you put in it be better off, but you will be able to keep a more Imagewide variety of species within the pond. Naturally is one way of maintaining pond water quality, although it is proven difficult. You see the problem with this is that often toxins, more namely ammonia, from the waste of fish builds up and can contaminate your pond. This does not happen in the wild because there seems to be a more perfect balance of wildlife unlike that of artificial ponds.

Filtration systems are the ideal way of maintaining water quality in your pond. There are two types of systems, mechanical and biological filtering systems. You may also purchase a filter that provides a combination of both systems. Filters protect the pump from debris build up, break down fish excretion, trap harmful particles and reduce algae among many other things.

Mechanical filters are mainly used along with ornamental type ponds when maintaining pond quality water. Basically they will break or catch large debris in the water. These do a great job protecting your pump from free-flowing, larger objects and such. If your pond contains fish or other wildlife, then mechanical filters are not your best bet. Their purpose is not to filter out harmful toxins in the water.

On the other hand, you have your biological filters. If you are the owner of aquatic wildlife, then this is the way to go. Biological filters aid in maintaining pond quality water by removing those toxins from the water. These filters typically “clean” the water and convert destructive nitrates to beneficial nitrates.Image Most biological filters also have a mechanical filter function included with them.

No matter what size your pond is, a filter is crucial in maintaining pond quality water. You may need to calculate your water volume in order to find the correct size of the filter you need. Once this is done then you can locate which filter is right for you. Don’t jeopardize the health of your pond and the wildlife in it by not maintaining pond quality water at all times.