Bacteria, Why maintain it?
I've spent days researching the different bacteria that is out on the market for cold water ponds, and I think i have settled on purchasing AquaScape cold water bacteria.
My question though, and I've spent days trying to figure this our with little success is why, if you take millions, if not billions of bacteria, and jump start them into a perfect environment, that you would have to keep adding more on a weekly, or even monthly basis... Wouldn't they self reproduce, die, feed the new bacteria growing and just multiply by themselves?
I have yet to find the answer as to why you would need to keep adding millions/billions of these guys, if you already have given them the perfect living conditions.
My pond is 125 gallon pre-formed pond that is on the side of my house. It gets partial sun, and has 5 comets, 5 small koi. With 210 gph filtered fountain, and another 100 gph pump pushing into a 3 gallon bio filter.