Heavy rain washes leaves, other debris and unwated material and chemicals into our ponds. For this reason, it is important to clean our ponds and treat it with beneficial bacteria to treat excess nutients and have a balanced, healthy, and good looking ecosystem for its inhabitants.
Excess nutrients, in the long run, can cause green water in the pond, and muck in the bottom. The green water occurs from excess nutrients, such as nitrate into the pond which come from the rain. Nutrient levels spike, which feeds algae and eventually can cause green water and unhappy fish.
Few tips for pond care after heavy rain occurs:
- Take out leaves, twigs, and other unwanted material
- Turn Off well feeding pond (Earth Bottom Ponds)
- Add Extra Beneficial Bacteria
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