Understanding Fish Pond Ecosystems
and how they function
Understanding Ecosystem ponds and all natural filtration options.
There is nothing more beautiful than a fish pond ecosystem that is balanced and functioning perfectly, with very little maintenance. That statement, in years past, was never possible. Manufacturers have perfected the steps needed to correctly install their components to achieve the perfect water quality, healthy fish & plants, and the low maintenance water gardens of people's dreams. Read on and click on the links to learn more information and begin the journey of understanding fish pond ecosystems and how they function.
How Does the Mechanical & Biological Filtration Elements Work Together to keep your Pond Low Maintenance?
In order to have a successful water gardening experience, you must think systematically and understand the critical role of each ingredient in Mother Nature's recipe.
- The fish nibble on the plant life (and everything else), including the algae.
- In turn, the fish produce waste that, along with other forms of natural debris, fall to the pond's bottom.
- Debris is broken down by the aerobic bacteria and the other microorganisms colonized on the rocks and gravel all over the pond bottom.
- Once broken down, these substances are absorbed as nutrition by the plants.
- The plants grow and are once again nibbled on by the fish ... 'round and 'round it goes, infinitely.
So, in a naturally balanced water garden, you have this never-ending aquatic circle of life where all parts complement the others, and play critical roles in the pond's natural born harmony. Having all these things in place makes all the difference in the health and success of your water garden. Use them, and work with Mother Nature, not against her, for a chemical-free wonderland of water!