A Ponds Ecological System
Aquatic plants, Rock and Gravel.
There are some important items that a pond must have to create water clarity. The basic important items are aquatic plants, rock and gravel and a good filtration system.
If your pond runs 24 hours a day and has all of these items, your pond will be crystal clear.
A rock and gravel interior with aquatic plants along the edge of the pond will work successfully.
Aquatic Plant Edge
What is an ecological system in a pond?
The aquatic plants are marginally planted along the edge of a pond. The plants
will grow along this edge, forming a plant shelf. This is very important for a functional ecologolical system, producing crystal clear water.
Aquatic Plants in a pond
COLORFUL LILY PADS
Protect your liner with stone
The sun can be very
damaging to your liner
The ultra violet rays of the sun can be harmful
to your liner. Your liner will get only half of it's life expectancy if it is not covered with rock and gravel.
Even though the liner is under water, the u.v. rays
will make your liner brittle. This will cause it to crack
Stone in a pond has
1. Protects the liner
2. Creates an ecological system
3. Looks natural
Ecological system with stone
Installing rock and gravel in a pond, is a part of the ecological
system that will create water clarity.
Bacteria, fish waste and sediment will endlessly float around in a
pond, if there is not any rock or gravel in the interior to hold it down.
Placing rock and gravel in the pond, will create a holding place
for the bacteria, fish waste and sediment to settle down underneath
between the stone and gravel.
Without the rock and gravel in the pond you might have cloudy water.
There is not a place for the bacteria, fish waste and sediment to
settle down anywhere. The fish will swim around and stir up the
water and this will happen repeatedly.