Bacteria are an essential part of a healthy pond. The bacteria will ensure that the conversion of harmful substances such as ammonia, which produce koi pond or other fish, are converted into less harmful substances. Ammonia is a highly toxic substance, when this process is not performed in a pond, the fish will poison themselves over time. It is therefore important that the bacteria in a pond in the appropriate amount are present for a healthy pond environment.
Ammonia is a toxic substance, and should be so removed from the water. In order to make around the process and to be able to dispose of the waste water from the pond, filter it is important that there is present which can provide for the accommodation of bacteria. The bacteria that are present they will provide for a process of converting ammonia into less harmful substances like nitrate. When this conversion process is not occurring, the fish in the pond will poison themselves.
During the conversion of ammonia into nitrate, carbonate, and the oxygen is being consumed by the bacteria. This is the main reason why many ponds are suffering from the kH value, the carbonate hardness of the water, constantly continues to fall. Since carbonate is consumed by the bacteria, this substance is depleted, after all, will find no process takes place in a pond through which carbonate formed. The only way to add carbonate in a pond, it is by adding kH powder or fresh tap water. In addition, it is possible to add oyster shells in the water, which will give off slowly carbonate.
Through the process of converting ammonia, there remains a residue behind, namely nitrate. Nitrate is a nutrient for many species of plants and algae. Nitrate can hardly be converted through a filter plants can this however is different. This brings common for mature ponds with algae, although there is a huge filter is present. The use of a plant filter can, in this to make sure that the nitrate will be received, whereby the algae, nutrients not get more. A better and more natural way of algae control does not exist
Adding bacteria in a pond