A pond can only provide a healthy habitat for Koi if it has functioning biology. The bacteria in the water are primarily responsible for the functioning of the pond’s biology. If the pond’s biology does not function properly, this can lead to increased algae growth and clouding of the pond water.
This effect can be counteracted through the targeted use of bacteria within the pond. Effective microorganisms (EM) are suitable for this. The use of effective microorganisms supports the breakdown of deposits within the pond. This prevents rot in the pond. At the same time, the nutrients that promote the growth of algae are broken down. In artificially created ponds, the natural number of cleaning bacteria is in most cases too low to guarantee constant cleanliness of the water. For this reason, it is advisable to support the power of the natural bacteria within the pond by adding effective microorganisms.
The bacteria offer a natural substitute for chemical cleaning agents, which can also be used against excessive algae growth. Bacteria are living beings that also occur in the natural environment of the Koi and in the vicinity of pond plants. For this reason, they represent a much healthier and more tolerable variant – compared to the use of chemical agents – for cleaning the pond. Microorganisms that are in the pond break down the phosphate substances contained in the water. These form the basis for algae growth within the pond. Chemical substances for cleaning only destroy the cell structure of the existing algae. This can lead to renewed growth of algae after a short time.
The bacteria also offer the pond some advantages apart from cleaning the water. The microorganisms stabilize the oxygen content in the pond water. This process prevents the pond water from spoiling.