The Underestimated Danger of Pond Nitrates

There’s a lot of information online about nitrates and their effect on pond chemistry and fish. We feel the information currently available gives a general underestimation of the potential danger excessive amounts of nitrates can cause. Not only for aquatic life such as fish, but also the health and quality of the pond water overall….

The pond sludge problem

Every garden pond has sludge. It’s part of the natural balance of pond life to form a layer of dark, thick gunk on the pond floor and most of the time it’s nothing to worry about; but when ignored it can prove fatal to plants, fish and other wildlife or, at the very least, make…