Jul 16
2012

  Water Hyacinths are one of the hardest working plants in the pond or water garden. Stripping the water of nutrients that aid algae grown like Ammonia, Nitrates, and Phosphates.  These plants not only offer a place for our fish to hide from the heat of the day, they also provide them cover from predators. 
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May 08
2012

Pond water with foam floating on it is a sign of biological activity. It could be the bacteria in the system breaking down carbohydrates and leaving the dissolved protein behind. In this case it was the butterfly koi spawning. The water hyacinths are trashed. You can expect the Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate levels to go
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May 08
2012

Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate in the pond or water garden can cause some problems for fish and other critters in the pond. While ammonia and nitrate can feed algae, Ammonia and or nitrite can pose some serious risks to our fish. Ammonia irritating the gills of the fish and actually damaging them. And nitrite displacing
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