There are already a lot of common fish diseases that have been discussed in different forums, articles, etc. Ichthyophthirius is probably a never heard word for you, but this is one of the most common, but deadly, pond fish ailments. You can tell that there is a presence of Ichthyophthirius or ich in your pond if you can see small white nodules on the surface of the skin gills and on the fins. Itch is so common that it can affect almost all kind of fish. The white spot forming is a characteristic of Ich that is forming under the skin or the gill epithelium and this has been reported to look like as if the fish’s skin has been sprinkled with salt.
Some pumps go below the top of the water although some are generally external. The beneath the top pumps are usually less expensive even though they are harder to handle being that they are underwater generally. The exterior ones could have an edge of providing quick access but they’re also a lot more noticeable which could be described as a negative.
It is true that, to some degree, ignorance is bliss. At the moment, I do not feel ignorant and I do not feel blissful. Now that I know what I know, I also know what I don’t know and I feel my practical work on the ground still sucks big time. And if I let this perception turn into frustration then, it will be the sure sign that I have dropped out of the present-moment, that I have let old thoughts intrude, that I am no longer flowing. Grumble, grumble.
The first and perhaps best advantage of using Pond Technology lighting is that the long time dilemma of how to provide light to your pond without the annoying use of long cords or having to dig electrical wiring and posts. The use of Teichtechnik Lights takes the whole issue of cords right out of the equation.
Floating water lilies need a bit of tender preening and grooming. Gently remove any diseased and mottled leaves before they fall to the pond floor and decay. Every little helps in preventing the build of detritus on the pond floor. Be careful not to disturb the parent plant too much! Aquatic lilies do not like to be disturbed.
To prevent the drastic fluctuation in hardness buffers affecting pH, you should include one or more of these gravels in your filter system at all times – especially if you are replenishing your pond with soft water. The gravel should be replaced every 9 to 12 months since all the buffers will be leached out by that time. If the buffers are used up and the pH level drops to 6.0 or lower, the nitrifying bacteria that break down the toxic fish waste, ammonia, and nitrite will stop functioning. At a low pH, highly toxic ammonia chemically changes to relatively non-toxic ammonium. If you raise the pH rapidly, the ammonium will also quickly return to ammonia, which could be fatal to your fish.
Marginals or Bog pond plants that naturally grow on the edge of a pond or are slightly submerged. These are the best plants to include in a Koi pond if your aims are to beautify the pond, blend the pond with the overall garden and have ease of maintenance and growing. I plant these in pots and place them, half submerged, in the shallower part of the pond. The aim is to keep the soil and roots moist but with the main parts of the plants above the water surface.
Another good thing about a solar pond pump is that since it is not powered by electricity, it is not hazardous for the fish and even for human beings it comes it contact with.