essential for all fish, plants and ofcourse filter bacteria. The
concentration of dissolved oxygen in your pond water can sometimes
drop to dangerous levels which will cause Hypoxia stress. The oxygen
levels can sometimes become depleted after using forms of medication
for example – or warm weather conditions in the height of summer and
certainly by overstocking the pond (which many of us are guilty of)!
oxygen is certainly the stuff of life, for a healthey pond and
inhabitants, oxygen (O2) levels must be kept high. Cold water
carries a lot more O2, so this is less of a concern in the winter
months, unless ice is allowed to cover the pond as this prevents the
gaseous exchange. However like I have just mentioned in the summer
the water temperature rises and O2 levels drop, this happens
especially in humid conditions and at night when aquatic plants
respire and use O2 instead of creating it….
If you are
worried about the possible lack of oxygen in the pond it is always
wise to have a test kit to hand. One way to maximise aeration
quickly is to run water into the pond by spraying over the surface.
Oxygen Test Kit is the most accurate on the market today, measuring
down to as low as 0.5 mg/litre
that your awareness of any of these water perameters will reward you
with a joy to behold and a pond to be proud of.