Keep your pond healthy
Testing your pond will ensure your pond water is clean
healthy for fish and plants. You should not only test
your pond water before introducing fish, but also
monitor it regularly throughout the year -- test every
week from the beginning of May to the end of September,
and periodically throughout the winter.
With AquaChek Pond Test Strips, you can check your pond
right in your own backyard in just minutes. It's simple
-- just dip and read! You can then correct pond water
imbalances before fish or plants are harmed.
Use AquaChek Pond Test Strips to check:
Total Ammonia High levels
of Total Ammonia can be toxic to fish and plants.
pH pH measures water acidity
or alkalinity. Water that is too acidic can cause fish respiratory
trouble and to become discolored, harm plants and increase the
toxicity of Ammonia. Acidic water can also cause fish to gasp at
the surface and reduce their resistance to disease.
Buffering Capacity An adequate
Buffering Capacity, or Total Alkalinity, prevents sudden pH changes
that can cause stress to fish and plants. Factors such as rain,
evaporation, photosynthesis of plants and ground water drainage
all constantly affect the pH level of your pond.
Nitrite High Nitrite levels can
cause fish to become deprived of oxygen and discolored, and can
contribute to rapid algae growth.
Nitrate Proper Nitrate levels
promote plant growth, while high levels may harm fish and lead to
increased algae growth.
Test regularly with AquaChek Pond Test Strips to keep your pond
healthy, well-balanced and safe for fish and plants.