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Your pond needs to be tested regularly to help keep it in perfect health.
Regular use of Laguna Quick Test Strips provides pond owners with the essential information. Each test strip measures pH, total hardness, total alkalinity, nitrite, and nitrate levels.
Testing pH and alkalinity levels is very important as the pH value indicates whether water is acidic or alkaline, while the alkalinity value reflects how stable the pH will be. pH in pond water greatly affects the health offish and plant, ammonia toxicity, algae growth, and biological filtration. Pond water should be tested several times during the week, at different times of the day. This will help reveal any fluctuations in pH that may take place. Verify your ponds pH level before adding fish and plants.
Monitoring the nitrite level in your pond on a weekly basis will help prevent fish loss. Regular testing will reveal problems before your pond fish start to exhibit symptoms associated with stress and disease.
Testing your nitrate levels will help to indicate the frequency that certain maintenance activities need to be preformed on your pond. Nitrate is a natural cumulative by-product of the nitrogen cycle and a major contributing factor to unhealthy pond water. Generally, the greater the biological burden from sources such as fish waste, decomposing plant remnants and organic debris from pond surroundings, the faster the accumulation of nitrate in your pond.