What is an Ecosystem Pond? Morris County, New Jersey (NJ)
An ecosystem pond is one that is sustainable on its own. A few items need to be in place to be a true ecosystem pond. When everything is in place, the pond will be low maintenance and full of enjoyment. Here are the items you will to have a functioning, low maintenance ecosystem pond:
A Circulation System This includes the pumps and plumbing of a pond. The proper size pump and pipe diameter are key to the functioning of an ecosystem pond. In addition, an efficient circulation system helps keep the water moving, adding necessary oxygen for your fish and plants. Proper Filtration System To have a fully working filtration system, you will need both a biological and a mechanical filter. A biological filter provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove excess nutrients from the water. A mechanical filter will not only pre-filter the water and house the pump; it will also skim debris from the water’s surface to prevent the accumulation of organic materials on the pond floor.
Fish Fish are an integral part of any ecosystem. Fish reduce pond maintenance, as they graze on string algae and bottom feed from the pond floor.
Aquatic Plants Plants add an important piece to your ecosystem pond. Not only do they provide color and texture to your pond, but they are also an amazing natural filtration system. In addition, they provide shade and coolness to the pond fish in the hot summer and allow fish a safe place to hide from predators.
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Rocks and Gravel The final elements needed in an ecosystem pond are the rocks and gravel. They not only make your pond look more natural, but they also protect pond liners from UV light degradation and provide tremendous surface area for beneficial bacteria to break down excess nutrients in the water and dissolved organic debris on the pond floor.
The ecosystem pond is complete! Having all these elements together make all the difference in the health and success of your pond. Work with Mother Nature, not against her, for a chemical-free beautiful pond.
You deserve to relax and enjoy your very own oasis where you can hear the sounds of a beautiful waterfall and become mesmerized by your very own fish enjoying their new home. We can transform your Northern New Jersey backyard with a pond that truly provides you with a relaxing space to enjoy with friends and family.
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