Blagdon PA1 Pond Air Pump
Product Code : 2871 Barcode : 755349028719
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The Blagdon PA1 Pond Air Pump is a complete compact air pump kit, ideal for small and medium ponds.
The kit is easy to install and includes:
1 x Blagdon Pond Air Pump .
1 x Ball Airstone.
1 x 8m Silicone airline.
Benefits of using Pond Aeration
Fish and other pond life require oxygen-rich water in order to remain healthy. Filter bacteria, essential to the breakdown of highly toxic ammonia and nitrite, also require oxygen to flourish and keep the pond free from the build up of toxic waste.
Use of a Blagdon pond air pump will dramatically increase the level of oxygen in the pond and reduce carbon dioxide levels, thus aiding in preventing the pond from stagnating, by injecting air into the water. Additionally, by placing an airstone directly into the filter chamber, beneficial bacteria essential to the well-being of a pond will be encouraged to grow. This will greatly improve filter efficiency and fish health.
Aeration in the pond is especially important in warm weather, when water holds much less oxygen, and at night, when plants stop producing oxygen and start using it up. Fish seen gasping at the surface, or swimming lethargically may be signs of lack of oxygen within a pond.
In winter, use a Pond Air pump to keep areas of the pond ice-free, thus preventing the build up of toxic gases that can be fatal to fish and other aquatic life.
Extra oxygenation is also recommended when treating fish diseases because many treatments reduce the oxygen level, and sick fish need higher levels of oxygen to recover.