Pond Foam 101 Pond Foam 101 If you're seeing a bubbling or foaming on the surface of the pond, more often at the base of your waterfall - this generally means there is an excess of proteins or dissolved organics in the water.
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Pond Foam 101

Pond Foam 101

Hi, Iím Joe from webbsonline and today weíre going to discuss pond foaming. If youíre seeing a bubbling or foaming on the surface of the pond, more often at the base of your waterfall-this generally means thereís an excess of proteins or dissolved organics in the water. These are a completely normal part of the biological process and a common occurrence in the spring when the pond balance has not yet been established. Their origin stems from a few areas- Primarily, the fish and fish food. A quick solution is to use a defoaming product, however this does not address the underlying issue. A few steps to reduce the dissolved organic load are:

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1. Ensure adequate filtration is present.

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2. Make sure you donít have too many fish for your pond size.

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3. Donít overfeed. Only feed them what they can eat in 5 min. Uneaten food will add to the organic load, same with fish waste.

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4. Use beneficial bacterial such as Microbe Lift PL. This will help breakdown organics.

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5. Partial water changes can help as well.

For additional information on foam and dissolved organics, please donít hesitate to call. Iím Joe from webbsonline, talk to you then.

Article Posted: 09/15/2017 02:47:51 PM

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