All About Ozone

Ozone is a naturally occurring, water-soluble gas and oxidiser. It can control many common bacteria and deactivate viruses. So should Ozone feature in your Koi pond set-up?

How Ozone Works

When Ozone comes into contact with waterborne pathogens one of the three Oxygen atoms detaches itself from the Ozone molecule and then attaches itself to the pathogen. It oxidises it and so destroys it. Ozone is so powerful that the tiniest amounts will offer an effective germicidal action whilst leaving no toxic by-products or residues in the water. Continue reading “All About Ozone”

Don’t Top Up Your Pond with Tap Water

If you’re an experienced pond keeper, then you almost certainly know that you shouldn’t top up a pond with tap water, but there are many people out there who are not aware of the dangers. Surveys have shown that more than half of the ponds in Britain are in a poor condition and that tap water is largely to blame. Continue reading “Don’t Top Up Your Pond with Tap Water”

How to Tackle Algae In Your Pond

There are over 17,000 different species of algae. Some species are beneficial but ponds can be afflicted by non-beneficial species including plankton algae and filamentous algae.

The Causes of Excess Algae

Algae requires nitrogen, phosphorus and sunlight to grow. Stocking your pond with too many fish or overfeeding your fish will result in too much waste being deposited in the water and this will then rot. The rotting process fills the water with the nitrates that the algae thrive on. Decaying organic matter such as leaves will have the same effect. Lawn fertilisers that run off into the water will also feed the algae. Continue reading “How to Tackle Algae In Your Pond”

Koi Pond Filtration

When you have settled on the position and size of your Koi pond, the next step is to ensure that you have a system that provides excellent filtration. It is essential that your pond provides a healthy environment for your stock and filtration is key; get this wrong and you may find yourself in deep water (not literally).

Waste removal

Your stock of Koi Carp will produce large amounts of waste. Basically your pond is Continue reading “Koi Pond Filtration”

How to Control Algae in Your Pond

The pond environment is a complex one and can require careful maintenance to remain healthy, especially when a pond is new. A build-up of algae is unsightly and is detrimental to your fish stocks, also preventing you from seeing them. Fortunately there is much you can Continue reading “How to Control Algae in Your Pond”