Thursday, 16 October 2014

Flora, fauna & ponds!

Ponds are serene, beautiful to gaze into & let your thoughts wonder...but a healthy ecosystem needs a litte bit of work.  Algae grows in sunlight, so perhaps you may wish to build your pond is a fairly sunny spot.  To break down pathogens (bacteria etc.), filter the water (naturally or by filtration pump).  Provide some sheltter for your inhabitants (goldfish, crayfish, tadpoles, etc.) by a rock wall, or nearby tree/shrub. Maintain oxygen levels in your pond by photosynthesis (naturally convert the sun's energy to chemical energy) by keeping the temp of the water down through shade.  Sit back, relax, enjoy...ahhhhh!

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