The next question is; How much does an average pond cost? A normal pond liner could be 6 feet by 8 feet, but it depends on who is putting it in. It could cost from $2,500 to $3,500. Concrete ponds last for decades and only cost an average of 20% more than pond liners. Since pond liners tend to leak from punctures from gophers, rats, etc., concrete would be the better choice.
My pond is green and I can`t see the fish, what`s wrong? How can I fix it? Your problem is algae (suspended planktonic algae) and it will not hurt the fish directly. Algae may give off oxygen during the day, but it uses it at night, plus it looks bad and blocks out the view of the fishes. You can install an ultraviolet light which will kill spore algae and also kills the bacteria that makes the water murky and stinky or increase the salt content.as per www.articlesfactory.com
I heard that UV light will also kill the beneficial bacteria. Is this true? To say “no” would be calling so called professional experts liars so look at it like this; All the beneficial pond bacteria like anaerobic or aerobic bacteria, nitrobacter, etc., live in the filter and/or in the decaying debris at the bottom of the pond, NOT floating around in the pond. However, bacteria and algae containing pathogenic disease are, and when they pass through the UV light, they are eliminated!
Do I really need a waterfall? That would be a definite YES! Not only are waterfalls beautiful to look at, the sound is soothing and relaxing and as the water moves over the rocks, it generates negative ions that are added to the air. As you breathe the negatively charged air, it relieves anxiety and stress.They also add extra oxygen to the water so waterfalls are a must!
If you`ve heard that concrete ponds will leach alkali into the pond, it will if the pond is poorly constructed, only after algae starts growing on the sides as well as if the pond is made out of 3500 psi concrete and coated with Thoro-seal(TM). The waterfall should be built out of concrete and mortar so the rocks will be secured, therefore preventing accidents. For more info, you can visit: www.askdoughoover.com
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