A pond ecosystem is like a clock in that some smaller parts are working together to support a bigger body. The different parts depend on each other and if one doesn’t work, the others can’t do as well or may stop too.
Altogether, a pond system is an interlaced community including:
- Biological Filters (bio-falls)
- Mechanical Filters (skimmer)
- Aquatic Plants
- Rocks & Gravel
- Koi Fish
If set up right, a pond can be a low-maintenance slice of paradise: clear water, darting fish, and the noises of nature all in your own backyard. Let’s dive deeper into the parts of a backyard pond ecosystem.