Nitrites

Nitrites

High levels of nitrites are also toxic to fish.Those steps listed above to reduce ammonia should effectively reduce levels of nitrites.The most common sign of nitrite poisoning is the fish gasping at the waters surface.Proprietary kits can be purchased to measure...
Nitrates

Nitrates

Nitrates are the end product of the breakdown of ammonia. It would be more worrying if Nitrates were not present in the water as this would tend to suggest that the filter is not functioning correctly. High levels of nitrates aren’t generally harmful to fish,...
Oxygenation

Oxygenation

Surface area is all important to the oxygenation of the pond water. Aeration increases the surface area of water that comes into contact with the air. In warm temperatures, the amount of oxygen that can be dissolved in water decreases. At the same time, fish are more...
Chlorine & Chloramines

Chlorine & Chloramines

Chlorine (Cl) is a gas which is added to municipal water systems to control harmful bacteria. In the United States, if you don’t have a water well on your property, you probably pay for chlorinated water. Test kits are rarely owned by the pond hobbyist because...
Adding Fish To Your Pond

Adding Fish To Your Pond

Fish stocking density is affected by many different variables. Larger fish require a LOT more water than smaller fish. The number of plants in your pond, the type of filtration system, and the dissolved oxygen levels in your pond affect it. The waste handling capacity...
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