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fish monger 03-24-2012 10:46 AM

Cycling A 300 Gallon Pond
 
How do you pond keepers cycle your ponds ? Same as aquariums ? I don't use heavy filtration in my pond...mostly for water movement with a simple sponge filter attached to the water pump. I do weekly 10% water changes and net out debris.

White Shark 03-24-2012 09:20 PM

Same principles apply. Carbon and biological media will help a lot and strong flow. Weekly water changes shouldn't be necessary unless extenuating circumstances occur. Removal of rotting debris is essential. Live plants always help if light permits.

Termato 04-05-2012 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by White Shark (Post 1023688)
Same principles apply. Carbon and biological media will help a lot and strong flow. Weekly water changes shouldn't be necessary unless extenuating circumstances occur. Removal of rotting debris is essential. Live plants always help if light permits.

Would the weekly water changes not be as necessary because of the natural build of of algae and bacteria that will naturally soak up nitrates and other harmful chemicals?


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