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Adding Aeration To Your Pond Can Be a Life Saver In Summer

Oxygen Lack of Oxygen is the biggest risk your fish face during the summer months. Warmer water has a reduced ability to hold oxygen. Couple this with an increase in demand from your fish, and the fact that aquatic plants actually demand oxygen at night instead of producing it and this can result in serious problems. How do you know when your pond is short of oxygen? You may not know until too late when you look one morning after a hot, sticky night and some of your fish have gone... Read More

Pond Oxygen Levels

Here at Pond Planet we know how vital oxygen is to all aquatic inhabitants whether they are Koi, goldfish, tropical / marine fish or bacteria. Fish, plants, decaying matter and other aquatic inhabitants all consume this vital source of life. Aquatic plants produce oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis. The rate of photosynthesis is dependent upon light levels which means the amount of oxygen in a pond fluctuates daily. Oxygen levels are usually at their highest at midday and lowest just before sunrise. Oxygen depletion in a pond is the result of demand... Read More