Tired of the dirty, green pond water?
You don’t have to settle for cloudy, murky pond water. With the right aeration system in place, you can enjoy clear, clean water that lets you and others enjoy the view. Now you can see your fish as they swim about in the pond!
Not sure which pond aerator is good for your lake? Not certain how to install or how to maintain your aeration system?
We can answer any inquiries and help you install the right aeration system for your pond.
Aerators diffuse oxygen into the water, meaning these air pumps bring more direct contact between oxygen and water. This achieves two important results that lead to the reduced algae blooms:
- Faster decomposition of waste
- Water movement and circulation
The reason algae grows in large number is because of an abundant food source. Fish waste, fallen leaves, leftover fish food, and natural organisms in the pond water increase the level of methane, chlorine, carbon dioxide and other gasses. These are all viable food sources for algae growth and this makes their population explode.
With good pond aeration, the gasses in the water drop down to normal levels and the organic food sources for algae decompose before they can eat. This starves algae and they will eventually die off, never reaching a point where it can repopulate.
Water movement is also essential. In keeping the water moving and disrupting, algae doesn’t get a chance to settle, feed, and populate.
Installing an aerator isn’t hard to do and once it’s in it will keep your fish pond clean and clear for a long time. The best part is that aeration systems are easy to maintain and don’t cost much to manage over time.
Aeration is the main tool against to fight algae and weed growth but it isn’t the only method you should turn to. You should supplement the work of your aerator by adding the good bacteria.
The kind of bacteria you are looking for? Koi clay, barley straw, and commercial beneficial bacteria products are all good options to start with. They all work in a similar fashion: they eat what algae needs to feed on.
This means the good bacteria will keep the water clean and clear. It does all the cleaning while also starving the algae microorganisms. Not only will this keep the water clean, but it also helps regulate and stabilize the chemical composition of the water.
It is important to note that good bacteria is a waste of time if it’s the only action you rely on. No amount of bacteria will get rid of the algae if you don’t have decorative aeration systems in place.
Lower Fish Feeding
A major cause of green pond water and the amount of algae blooms is fish feeding. You have to feed your fish but just don’t overdo it.
Leftover food can cause algae blooms, and fish that eat too much to leave a lot of waste as well. Their feces can cause a growth in algae pond populations too.
If you want to have cleaner pond water and you want to help the pond aeration process, it is safer to only feed your fish when needed. Most fish breeds are fine with only one feeding per day. Don’t exceed this and risk giving algae a viable food source.