Monday, November 27, 2006


52 Tips for Selecting a Pond kit, Pond Construction and Maintenance(33)

38. What does bacteria do?

Bacteria are an essential component in breaking fish waste and decomposing organic. This process is part of the Nitrogen Cycle we kind of learned about in high school. As the organics break down they form ammonia. Ammonia is toxic to the fish. One group of bacteria breakdown the ammonia into nitrites: which are also toxic if they build up. Another group of bacteria breaks the nitrites into nitrates. These nitrates are not toxic and are available to plants

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