2020-04-03
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Hydrogen Sulfide gas is a gas produced in an-aerobic pockets under water. These may occur anywhere there is deep sand or sediment, or in a sump with thick mulm. Hydrogen Sulfide Pond Gas – Not Very Common Without Oxygen, some bacteria can respire by using Sufur, and this creates Hydrogen Sulfide, H2S which is very, […]

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Carbon dioxide is produced by the respiration (not photosynthesis) of both plants and animals. When you exhale, you produce Carbon Dioxide. Pretty much the same with fish except they don’t have bad breath like you do. Just kidding. One interesting thing about water is that Carbon Dioxide levels can exist independently from the Oxygen concentration. […]

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Hydrogen Peroxide For Oxygenation – by Dr. Erik Johnson Hydrogen peroxide can be used to increase the dissolved oxygen in the system. The peroxide molecule dissociates into water and an oxygen free radical which instantly bonds into 02. H202 + H20 ———-> H20 + 02 Simply use 1/2 cup per hundred gallons. I prefer, however, to […]

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Feeding fish in warm water is an interesting conundrum. To succeed you need a strong equilibrium between the fish, the water’s oxygen levels and the demand for it by beneficial bacteria (Equilibrium by luck or by design). The fish NEED a lot of food because they are burning a LOT of calories. The pond’s biological […]

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Aeration – Oxygenation of Pond Water Aeration – by Doc Johnson “Warm water carries less dissolved oxygen than cold water. Aeration becomes of paramount importance in the summertime. In the winter, low dissolved oxygen would be just about impossible. Trasnporting fish is dangerous in warm weather. The use of some ice packs in the water […]

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Oxygen is essential to almost all living things. Water carries a pitifully small amount of oxygen but fish have been designed to make the best of it. Oxygenation is atmospheric. Not bubbles. The only way oxygen can mix with water (oxygenation) is by contact with atmospheric air in features such as waterfalls, flooming pumps, filter […]

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Carbon Dioxide Impact on Koi Fish Health via PH Carbon dioxide is produced by most life forms in the process of respiration. When you (and the fish) “breathe out” you’re releasing Carbon Dioxide. Even plants respire, at night in the absence of light. They liberate carbon dioxide while they grow. Carbon dioxide from the fish […]

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Hydrogen Sulfide is not a common problem in fish ponds, as far as we know. (It *is* a problem in fish tanks, though. Especially at a major cleanout and with disruption of the sand / fluorite etc.) What this means to pond people though, is; pond people don’t test for Hydrogen Sulfide much, so we […]

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