water ponds

By · Sunday, October 18th, 2009

water ponds

For a fan of fish, one of the most important pieces of equipment that is a water filter. It is natural that since its Koi are living in your garden pond permanently (Unless you sell), go to all lengths to keep water as clean and free of debris possible. In fact, it is even more important to have a Koi pond a filter of adequate size for it is outdoors.

Koi unfiltered water will reach high concentrations of ammonia (fish excreted) and turn green and smelly before you know it. Accumulate toxic nitrate and all kinds of foreign matter, will be found on the surface of the pond in a short period of time – insects dead branches and leaves, uneaten fish food and other debris.

There are two components to Koi filters – mechanical filtration, which removes contaminants and physical waste and the biological filter that converts ammonia and nitrates into less toxic substances. These two steps to make life more comfortable and less stressful for their pets dearly. Remember that a happy Koi makes for a healthy Koi.

In mechanical filtration, dirt and other foreign matter is filtered with use of pads, sand, or grains that trap pollutants so that water can be removed easily. Water is sucked through the filters using a pump. The ability pump for process water has a lot to do with how well will it work. Experts say that a pump must be capable of handling at least one third of total capacity Koi pond at random. There are two types of Koi pond pumps, submersible pumps and recirculation pumps. The latter are more effective for large ponds because of their durability and power, but can be very noisy.

The cleaning process that occurs in biological filtration is a bit more complicated. harmful elements that have been formed from pollutants and excretions of the fish as ammonia are taken into account by the bacteria which convert it into nitrates. Nitrates are toxic even fish, but anaerobic bacteria convert it back through the same process of biological filtration, nitrites them are not as dangerous to Koi.

To ensure that fish are swimming in strong waters, a drainage hole which will be built at the bottom of the pond. Here, the dirt can be sucked out through the pump and cameras stuck in the filter. This, together with a suitable aerator may be the perfect complement to your Koi filter, making the water in your garden pond habitat clean and free of danger they can enjoy and take care of your fish for many years to come.

Douglas Cain is a koi expert. For more information about koi pond filtration and to get your FREE 10-part Koi Care e-course, visit http://www.koifishinformation.com

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