A bit of (pond) chemistry

And then there was one: after rain I have one pond again

And then there was one: after rain I have one pond again

A couple of blogs back I wrote about how pleased I was the pond was at last drying down a bit.

And as it went down, and became three ponds rather than one, we saw how the water chemistry of the three basins started to change, with conductivity values of 72 in the big basin (at the back), 94 in the medium basin (right) and an intermediate 84 in the small basin at the front. It’s not a huge difference between the three – but I think this can only but help to contribute to the habitat diversity in the pond.

This was what I hoped would happen when I made the pond – by having three basins there would be more variety in pond habitat, in this case greater variation in water chemistry.

Now after a bit of rain I’ve got one pond again – and the process has been reversed. Conductivity measured in the same places is 71, 68 and 67 – practically the same again in all parts of the pond.

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One Response to “A bit of (pond) chemistry”

  1. Molly Says:

    That’s pretty neat. Great post!

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