In Aquaculture, heavily stocked fish ponds can become hypereutrophic. High and toxic levels of ammonia and nitrates and high levels of organic wastes will upset the balance of the water's chemistry. Unwanted bacteria and other microorganisms may begin to grow. This makes the aquatic occupants vulnerable to many diseases, including Vibrio harveyi. Algal blooms begin to dominate the environment. The system can become anoxic. The pond's natural ecosystem cannot be maintained.
The same problems that occur in Aquaculture facilities can also occur in natural and ornamental ponds. Flocks of seasonal ducks and geese, or the overfeeding of stocked fish can also result in an abundance of ammonia in the pond.
Water testing with an aquarium test kit (ammonia colormetric kit) can alert you to higher than normal ammonia levels.
The beneficial microbes such as those found in microbial bioremediation formulations like EUTRO-CLEAR SB, actively compete for the nutrients in the water. The bacteria used in EUTRO-CLEAR's bioaugmentation process are selected specifically for their ability to degrade organic material, because of the high CFU counts (colony forming units) do so at an accelerate rate. If the ammonia levels are particularly high, then nitrifying bacteria should also be added to the pond.
These bacteria consume the nutrients in the water. The microbes ingest carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous at a ratio of 100:10:4. In the presence of calcium carbonate and high pH, an insoluble phosphorous particulate is created by the death of the microbes. This reduces the amount of bio-available nutrients that are then available for the algae and pathogenic strains of bacteria.
Nutrient levels are reduced. They limit the presence of pathogenic microorganisms.
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