Herstal, Liège, Belgique

Author: nbo

5. Maintaining water balance whatever the weather conditions

Indeed, rainwater can bring acidity to your pond and is totally devoid of minerals.  As a result, it dilutes the minerality of the pond.  However, water without minerals is fragile and can undergo sudden changes leading to explosive greening. There is no minimum quantity of minerals that is essential for a good balance. On the…
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4. Do not overcrowd your pond

Water is one pleasure but the life it harbours is another. Most ponds will often be populated by fish. Although all tastes are in the wild, it can be said that it is commonly accepted that koi carp with their flamboyant colours are the queens of the pond. But beware, not only are they greedy…
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3.Maintaining water balance in all weathers

In nature, there is no such thing as a stable environment for ever. A natural pond will always end up silting up, see its banks colonize, gradually become swampy and then a grassy or wooded environment depending on the location. To avoid this in your pond, it is essential to limit the accumulation of mud.…
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2. Regularly measure the parameters of your water

The water in your pond may take on brownish or greenish hues. These shades correspond to different imbalances. For example, if you feed too much, your fish will generate too much faecal matter and will leave uneaten food that will enrich the pond water. The water will then become brownish and increasingly opaque. The same…
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1. Plant debris

In a basin, there are two sources of organic matter that can contribute to the degradation of water quality. One is food and the other is plant or organic debris brought in by water or wind. It is up to you to control the amount of food. For plants, it is often more complicated. If…
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