07
Oct

Solving a customer pond problem (part 2)

Last week, we helped our customer with his pond problem.

 

We changed it pond filter from a canister filter to a Jebao CF20UV pond filter.

We also added Greencut algae removal to remove the excess algae in the pond and EIHO Activated Carbon into the pond to remove smells and purify the water to keep water crystal clear.

 

This week, we went back and water quality is much better now. we took some photo to show you the different. 

Last week, we helped our customer with his pond problem.

(Click here to see what we did during last visit)

 

We changed it pond filter from a canister filter to a Jebao CF20UV pond filter.

We also added Greencut algae removal to remove the excess algae in the pond and EIHO Activated Carbon into the pond to remove smells and purify the water to keep water crystal clear.

 

This week, we went back and water quality is much better now. we took some photo to show you the different. 

 

 (Before)          (After) 

 

      (Before)      (After)

 

 

Water is crystal clear now. Algae and slug are much lesser now. As water quality is better now, we will be adding new fishes into the pond. 

 

First, we did water test for the pond.  Ammonia (NH4), Nitrite (NO2) and Nitrate (NO3) were fine but pH is a bit acidic. (Below 7). We are adding goldfish into the pond, pH needs to be slightly alkaline (Around 7 – 7.5).

To increase the pH, we add in EIHO Water Stabilizer into the pond. It will raise the pH. At the same time, EIHO water stabilizer will increase the KH, which will prevent pH fluctuation. We recommend the KH level be kept at around 2-6. 

 

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Tips:

If you have outdoor ponds, after a heavy rain you may experience large pH and KH drop. Usually, rain in our region can be slightly acidic. After heavy downpour, your pond can receive up to 50% water changes. This will alter the parameters such as Salinity, pH, KH.

 

This can cause fishes to be scare (fishes appear darting around or appear restless in a corner). In worse cases, it can cause unnecessary fish death.

 

We recommend hobbyist to keep a few packs of  EIHO Water Stabilizer after heavy rainfall. This will help to stablise the water condition of the pond.

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It time to add in the fishes. Our customer brought some baby goldfish to test the water of the newly cleaned pond. 

  

 

 

 

After adding the fishes, we add in EIHO Bacter GoldEIHO Bacter Gold is beneficial bacteria in powder form. Beneficial bacteria help break down waste and harmful ammonia, nitrite and fasten the process of nitrogen cycle in the pond so we can add in more fishes in the pond in future. It also helps reduce the slug in the pond.

 

These are about all that need to be done. We advise our lient to add in Greencut algae removal and EIHO Bacter Gold twice every month. This will remove remaining algae and slug in the pond and also preventing them.

 

Add fishes like algae eaters and bottom feeders will help remove algae too. It is always good to add in other kind of fishes to create an ecosystem in a pond. This will reduce the need for maintenance.

 

 

It's always nice to see our customer feeling good with their fishes and pond.

Happy customer, happy us.

 

 
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