Water gardeners, although they are already experts in this work, are still confused when it comes to the true meaning of “water aeration” and “water circulation”. Some of them think that if the water continuously moves, it already creates enough oxygen. They’re used to thinking that with a skimmer filter, waterfall and pump, you can already achieve the proper aeration for your pond, but the truth is it just helps in circulating the water in your pond. If you want to have proper aeration, then you it’s important that you consider both the atmosphere and water condition.
Recently, water aeration was discovered as one of the elements that you should try on your pond. This particular process is essential regardless of the pond size (small or wide) or whether you have a commercial pond or one which you’ve built in your backyard. This gives enough amount of oxygen that some ponds lack of, and also eliminates waste from the bottom up to the filter. Some water gardeners or pond owners do not realize the significance and the benefits that they can get with this, but it really helps in improving their pond.
Benefits that you can get from aquatic oxygenating plants
Although these things only contribute small to your pond, there are several things that you should know about these natural things that help in the pond aeration. When night comes, these aquatic plants do a process called reverse photosynthesis, where they get the oxygen back out of the water pond. If you have put these things in your pond, then the oxygen in the water may become low every night, which is dangerous for the fish or fishes. When you’re going to check them in the morning, you may notice that they are already in the surface, but not because they’re starving but they’re gasping for air.
Water aeration contributes a lot in the proper maintenance of your pond ecosystem. In fact, top pond aeration has been seen by many experts as an integral part of pond not only for aesthetic view but for functionality purposes.
There are a lot of things in which aeration can greatly help in the proper maintenance of your pond, such as improving the oxygen levels and properly circulating the materials in the water. Water aeration helps pull the stones at the bottom of your pond in order to let the oxygenated water to rise up to the water column, eliminating organic wastes. This process could also help remove the toxic gas that form at the bottom of your pond, making it easier for these toxic elements to go out with the dirty water.
The water circulation also helps in allowing the skimmer filter to remain clean and catch water carefully, which lessens the tendency of the growth of algae at the surface of your pond. The added current of the surface also prevents the mosquitoes to stay there.
A properly oxygenated pond just means that bacteria living in the pond will be taken out and the organic wastes will be decomposed appropriately. With this, it can make the water so clear you would actually enjoy viewing the same.