JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Having an outdoor fish pond makes the outside feel more beautiful and shady. However, as beautiful as any fish pond, this place requires maintenance to make it look clean and organized.
Launching from Gardening Know How, Sunday (15/8/2021), although cleaning an outdoor fish pond is not easy, doing it right can make the pond function optimally.
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Fish ponds must be cleaned regularly before the air temperature drops drastically. Cleaning the fish pond once a year is not a good idea.
You should clean the fish kola three to five times a year. However, if your pond uses a net to prevent fallen leaves from falling in it, you’ll be cleaning it less often.
The addition of a pond filtration system can further simplify fish pond cleaning.
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When the temperature drops below 21 degrees Celsius, grab your pool cleaner and get ready to clean it. You can remove dirt quickly with a pool net.
However, if the pool is very dirty, you will need to remove most of the water. Pour the water into a large container such as a plastic trash can.
When the water is about 15 centimeters remaining, take the fish out of the pond and put it in a water reservoir. Cover the container with a net so that fish don’t jump out and predators can’t get in.
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Move any plants to a shady, damp area to prevent plants from stressing out while cleaning the fish pond.
After the fish pond is empty, rinse the pond walls thoroughly and remove the accumulated dirt, then throw it in the trash or use it as compost.
After the pool is cleaned, refill the water slowly over several hours to help keep the water temperature as high as possible.
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Adding current pool enzymes can help break down the small amount of remaining debris and a dechlorinator will make the water safe for owners.
Replace plants and add fish when the water level is near normal and the temperature is about five degrees Celsius from the water when you move it.
Replacing some of the water lost with water from the holding tank will help speed up the re-establishment of colonies of beneficial bacteria and other microscopic organisms.