The Difference of Fish Pond Treatments

Pond treatment may seem a general process in pond maintenance. However, if you own a fish or koi pond think again. You have to know that the way treating this type of pond is not exactly the same as the way fishless ponds are treated.For people who are really in to taking care of fish, having an aquarium is very common. But for those who like taking the next step, it is good to have a pond for a number of fish. It is not only a great dwelling place for the fish but also a good site for the relaxation of your stressed mind and body. It is also a good garden which accentuates the whole area.Of all the things you need to know about keeping a fish pond, the most important is the process of maintaining its clean and natural state. It is of course much harder than maintaining a pond where there are not much living things depending on the water system. Having a pond that is not well-maintained may lead to sickness of the fish or worst, death of the whole water system itself. It is essential to know more a lot about how to keep this delicate garden ornament as clean as it can be.You may think that it is but a simple way to clean your pond. Scrubbing here and there will not suffice the overall cleaning needs of the water system that you have. You will need many types of equipment like pond filters, barley straws, pond dye and other pond cleaning agents. There are variations from chemical to non-chemical based agents. On the other hand, your fish pond is too delicate to be treated chemically so it is advised to go for the non-chemical based ones.One of the most effective pond treating agents that can be used in fish ponds is a bio-converter. From the name itself, what it does is the conversion of fish wastes, excess food and natural gasses to some elements which mortifies unwanted toxins in a natural process. This pond treatment works in almost all fish pond types with the exception smaller fish types. Since a bio-converter releases massive amounts of ammonia, small fish may have a hard time surviving in the water. Naturally, ammonia is safe to fish if produced not that excessively. Moreover, too much ammonia may lead to algal bloom since it releases nitrate compounds that feed algae in the water. Luckily, there are bacteria types that are present only in fish ponds which maintain the ammonia and nitrate compounds to their balanced state. You may notice some fish types like koi putting their mouths in the surface of the water. This only indicates that they are gasping for air because of too much ammonia present in their dwelling place.Hence, it is but essential to know more about the treatments you will consider for your fish pond. Alkaline filters are a good option for pond treatment if the fish in the water are not gold fish or guppies. Because their size is too small making freshwater flukes feed on their gills and mucus thus making their lives shorter. Alkaline filters have the tendency to promote the growth of such flukes.