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  • API® Ammonia Test Kit

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    …Ammonia Test Kit measures the ammonia level quickly and easily. Known as a toxic pond waste ammonia is excreted into your pond by fish birds and other pond life. Pond biological filters are composed of nitrifying bacteria that use ammonia as a food source to grow and reproduce. Bacteria convert…
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    $10.55
  • …solution to get you started:* Remove large debris.* Perform a partial water change.* Add a water conditioner.* Double down on the beneficial bacteria. A jar test can reveal a lot about the water in your pond. If you need some assistance in determining what your jar is telling you email us your Jar…
    …your beneficial bacteria grow and thrive. If these filters need to be cleaned we recommended using a bucket of pond water to gently swish them in. This will keep the good bacteria in their natural habitat. If it is necessary to power clean them or replace them jump start bacteria growth with PL Gel.…
    …nitrates. The nitrates are then reduced by water changes or consumed by aquatic plants and algae.New Pond New Bacteria Nature takes time to establish a healthy population of beneficial bacteria nirosomonas and nitrobacter so when a pond is first started you may want to wait four to six weeks before…
    …beneficial bacteria improving overall water quality and habitat for fish and wildlife. * Attack the Muck - While beneficial bacteria exist naturally in just about every aquatic environment in many cases they cannot keep up with the demand of most ponds and lakes. To compensate for this bacteria
    …water back into the pond be sure to add Stress Reducer Plus to remove any contaminates in the water. TIP: Water Test Kits are an easy way to determine if your pond is balanced so test often to keep fish safe.Pay Attention Give your fish a boost with quality nutrition like Spring & Fall Fish Food…
    …treatments like algaecides or water clarifiers. They're not necessary particularly if you use beneficial bacteria stress reducer and an aeration system. * Boost Your Bacteria: Natural beneficial bacteria like those found in The Pond Guy Liquid Clear™ will keep your tank water clean (and give…
    …Pond Guy BioBalls™. Use Microbe-Lift® PL Gel to introduce beneficial bacteria and reduce filter seed time. Once everything is back in place start your pumps and let the water flow. Be sure to test your water for ammonia before adding your fish. See our article on Understanding the…
    …pond dyes to shade the water bacteria augmentation and sub-surface aeration you will be on your way to addressing the root of the problem - excess nutrients and sunlight. Just be sure to wait at least 72 hours after an algaecide treatment to add any beneficial bacteria. Learn more about Pond Care…
    …treat up to one acre with an average depth of 4-6' deep. If you're unsure how deep your pond is grab your boat and a weighted string. Be sure to test different areas to determine the average depth and follow the instructions once you have a good estimate. If you can't measure the depth apply a small…
    …deprived water from the bottom depths all the way to the pond's surface. This circulation drives oxygen to the bottom of the pond allowing good bacteria to digest muck reducing nutrients and increasing the overall dissolved oxygen in the pond.Spring-Fed or Under Aerated A spring-fed pond is fed by…