1 – Install an aerator Waterfalls, floating fountains, and lake bed aerators keep oxygen circulating in the water and decaying organic material from becoming toxic, preventing fish loss and algae growth. Click here to read more.
2 – Treat with bacteria Liquid and dry powder probiotic formulations are best for treating soluble nutrients and suspended organic matter in the water column. They are easily applied to lakes and ponds by spraying, pouring, or tossing the products over the surface of the water. Pellet probiotic formulations (MuckBiotic Pellets) are best for directly targeting the sludge layer on the bottom of lakes and ponds that contains nutrients and organic matter.
They are easily applied by broadcasting over the targeted area in the lake or pond. All the probiotic products can be used as a standalone treatment or immediately following an herbicide/algaecide treatment to replenish the microbial community. They also all contribute to reducing nutrients, improving water quality, and enhancing water clarity.
However, each probiotic product’s unique qualities should be considered when deciding which product is the best for any application. Find a solution to your problem here.
3 – Add pond Dye Blue or black pond dye limits sunlight from penetrating the water, thus, reducing the growth of algae and aquatic weeds. Many people also just like the colour.
4 – Check your pH. The best pH level for fish is 7.5 to 8. Add limestone chips to raise pH; sprinkle calcium carbonate to reduce it
5 – Manually Clean Use a pond rake to capture unwanted materials from the centre of the pond. Make sure you dispose the material far away from the pond so the nutrients doesn’t flow back into the pond.
6 – Limit your number of fish A suggested ratio is one fish for every 40 litres of pond water.
7 – Monitor water levels You may need to add water in a dry season for aquatic life to survive.