MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- HOW MANY FISH CAN I HAVE IN MY POND?
- 1 inch of fish anywhere from 4 to 8 gallons of pond water. This depends on if the pond is in
full sun or shade, has adequate aeration, has a biological filtration system that will adequately filter the pond and a ULTRAVIOLET
unit to keep down algae along with plant population to help provide shade and use up fish waste.
- WHY IS MY WATER GREEN?
- Green water is caused by single cell algae so small no filter can remove it, Unless by locking the algae together
by adding PRO CLEAR to the pond so the filter can catch it or by using a ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT which actually destroyes it.
- CAN I USE A CHEMICAL TO TAKE CARE OF ALGAE?
- Yes, however most chemicals will also kill floating plants and may kill, stunt or keep
potted plants from blooming. Some chemicals can also cut oxygen supply that will kill your fish.
- DO I HAVE TO CLEAN MY POND?
- Yes, cleaning will remove the waste and debris that can cause toxic gases for your fish. It will also
allow your biological filter to get a head start along with helping get rid of parasites that can cause fish diseases.
- CAN I HAVE FISH WITHOUT PLANTS?
- Fish in a pond without plants will need additional filtration, may require more cleaning, changing
the water and keeping check on ammonia and nitrite levels.
- WHY ARE MY FISH EATING MY PLANTS?
- Koi are bad for this because they are in the grass carp family. However we have found along with
adequate feed, a vitamin supplement (VITALITY) can be added that will slow to virtually stop them from eating your plants.