A healthy ecosystem in a pond is held in a delicate balance. The existence of plants and o and other living organisms is vitally important for the survival of your fish. Also sunlight is our friend in regards to a healthy pond. We need the sun to activate photosynthesis in the plant life inside of your pond. During photosynthesis the phytoplankton(or algae) in the pond produces oxygen. However, once the sun goes down then there has to be enough oxygen in the water to support the fish, the plants and yes even the phytoplankton. The good news is that the the phytoplankton usually produces more oxygen during the day then the entire pond ecosystem can consume during the night. However, there are certain unwanted circumstance that can arise by which the algae bloom in a pond produces less oxygen then what is needed for consumption at night time.
When this problem occurs it can be a nightmare. In fact you could even wake up one morning and find all of your fish dead and floating at the surface. For those of us who have invested quite a bit of time and money in having a vibrant fish culture this can be a very depressing moment.
Don’t fret there is a solution to the problem. If you install a pond aerator into your pond then day or night it doesn’t matter because an aeration system will allow you to have a healthy vibrant pond around the clock. Pond aerators are affordable and can save you a lot of money in the future, adding one of these systems to your ponds is a no brainer. We always recommend them to our clients and they can be purchased at a bargain at this website: http://www.livingwateraeration.com. If you purchase something from them be sure to tell them that Steve with Onthespotimprov.ca referred you.
Don’t live in fear of an algae bloom or dead fish, be proactive and get the proper equipment for your pond. If you have any questions please comment below.