Plants vs. Filters - How Plants Help

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Plants vs. Filters - How Plants Help

January 11, 2017 - 14:53

Many Koi ponds do not have plants because Koi eat them!  But there are many creative ways to keep plants safe from Koi and gain their benefits.  Most Koi keepers think of plants as a way to reduce nitrate levels, but did you know that most aquatic plants prefer Ammonium to Nitrate and can neutralize Ammonium?  Plants can be very effective aids to filtration, and can make a good pond system even better!  While this article is written about planted aquariums - ponds can gain similar benefits!  This excellent article can be downloaded from the Atlas book website page for the book "Ecology of the Planted Aquarium."  Click on the picture or title for the links.

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