This is crucial to pond health because less organic matter means deeper, cleaner water. Bacteria help prevent your pond from filling in with organic debris and crowding out fish. These bacteria work at peak efficiency when there is plenty of oxygen in the water.
• Other Organisms – Besides fish, plants, and bacteria, there are many other living organisms using the pond and each benefits from more oxygen levels. Insect larvae, leeches, frogs, turtles, etc. all benefit from a properly aerated pond. • Odor & Gases – Proper oxygen levels help reduce and prevent foul pond odor. Have you ever notice that rotten egg smell from the muck in your pond? That is caused by incomplete decomposition of the organic material because there is not enough oxygen. Proper oxygen and surface agitation, a side benefit of , will help eliminate these odors and vent off the harmful gases in your pond that could harm your fish. • Bacteria – Billions of natural bacteria in your pond work around the clock eating organic material that is in the water.
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