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What is the pH level of pond water?
Last Updated: 28th June, 2020
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Beside this, what is pH of pond water?
pH is a measure of whether water is acidic or basic. Fish have an average blood pH of 7.4, so pond water with a pH close to this is optimum. An acceptable range would be 6.5 to 9.0. Fish can become stressed in water with a pH ranging from 4.0 to 6.5 and 9.0 to 11.0.
Secondly, what are the causes of pond water acidity? Carbon Dioxide gets into all ponds from the air. When it reacts with the water it forms Carbonic Acid which lowers the pH. If you live in a hard water area the water will be more alkaline which is good.
Moreover, why is the pH of pond water important?
The pH value indicates the degree of acidity of water. Acid water has a value below 7. Basic water has a value above 7. An insight into the pH value of pond water is of great importance, because it tells us something about the CO2 content in water.
How do I raise the pH level in my pond?
If your pond experiences a pH crash, meaning the pH dives below 6.5 you can use baking soda at a rate of 1 teaspoon for every 5-10 gallons of pond water. Best practice is to collect some pond water in a bucket and dissolve the recommended amount of baking soda for your pond in the bucket.