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How To Maintain Your Waterfall
Refrain from utilizing harsh chemicals, like pool chlorine, as they may temporarily clear your pond but will also eradicate all the natural beneficial bacteria in your pond and it is not safe for the wildlife.
POND WATER TREATMENTS
Rely on our knowledgeable guidance to establish and maintain a natural ecosystem that significantly decreases the requirement for pond maintenance.
Beneficial BacteriaWatch A Video
Regular Maintenance - Spring Through Fall
Beneficial Bacteria effectively reduces fish waste, organic plant material, sludge, and excess nutrients in your pond, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your water feature and less time maintaining it.
When using Beneficial Bacteria you also must have pond plants. It effectively turns the debris and toxins into nitrogen, a very effective fertilizer for algae if it is not absorbed by your plants.
Barley Straw Extract
Barley Straw provides a natural method of clarifying pond water. Barley straw has been used for hundreds of years to promote clean and clear water conditions in ponds and streams. Now, you too can take advantage of this natural method without the hassle of dealing with barley straw bales, a typically messy process. Aquascape Barley Straw Extract starts working instantly and the concentrated formulation contains added enzymes to help break down sludge and clean filter pads, significantly reducing maintenance. Our Barley Straw Extract is safe for fish, plants, pets, and wildlife.
SAB Stream & Pond Cleaner
Aquascape SAB Stream & Pond Cleaner contains a combination of concentrated beneficial bacteria and enzymes that help to provide clean, clear, and healthy water conditions in ponds and waterfalls. It breaks down organic debris and maintains a biological balance in your feature while the phosphate binder prevents water quality issues. SAB Stream & Pond Cleaner will also help to reduce ammonia and nitrite.
Use During Water Changes
Aquascape's Pond Detoxifier makes pond water safe for fish and plants, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your fish and less time worrying about them. Source water, including tap and well water, often contains chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals and it is important to eliminate any toxins in your pond water to ensure the health of your ecosystem. Pond Detoxifier removes and detoxifies chlorine, neutralizes ammonia, and detoxifies and chelates copper and heavy metals that can harm pond fish and aquatic plants. Pond Detoxifier also allows some metals, like iron, to be used as a fertilizer, helping your plants to thrive.
Observe the color of the water you collect in a jar. If it appears green, it indicates the presence of suspended algae. This particular type of algae is extremely small and cannot be captured by your filter, allowing it to accumulate and eventually turn your water a solid green hue.
Rapid Clear, by Aquascape, is a flocculent. It binds the loose particles of Algae together to create clumps that your filter can trap.
Be prepared to clean your filter daily after application. It is quite effective and you need to maintain good water flow through your filter cloth.
Exposure To Sun
Surrounding trees have not leafed out to offer the essential shade your pond relies on for controlling algae growth. The most effective approach to naturally reduce algae is by reducing sun exposure to your pond or water feature. Ensure 60% shade coverage with plants for optimal results.
Water tint is also available to provide 60% shade in your pond during the early spring.
Decaying Plant Material, Debris, and Toxins
Reduce the amount of debris that enters your pond in the fall with netting and take the time to do a good spring clean out. Beneficial bacteria works to break down this debris and turn it into Nitrogen which feeds your plants and Algae however algae is the only active plant early spring therefore it has a feast.
Lack Of Pond Plants
Like we said, we will always recommend that you add Beneficial Bacteria to your pond to reduce maintenance. However, you also need plants to absorb the nitrogen that it produces. Tropical pond plants like water Hyacinths and Lettuce are popular for absorbing high levels of nitrogen, providing shade and reducing the temperature of pond water. Wait until your pond is 7 degrees Celsius to add tropical plants.