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kid_kirby
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Aug 18, 2009, 6:11 PM

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Hi guys!
Im having a temporary pond and and my water source has a lot of iron content, is it still ok, to put koi's on the pond. i hadn't set up the filter properly because my koi's would stay there for a week or two. till i completely finish my pond....


Thanks Guys....


larz1
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Aug 18, 2009, 6:31 PM

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If your iron content is high enough to turn the water yellow I'd be a little concerned. You might want to consider heavily aerating it to oxidize it, add Koi clay to flock it out of solution, and dump it out of your settlement sump. Test the water for kh, gh, ph to see what it really looks like before and after to see if it is within safe parameters. You might need to circulate through a charcoal filter to remove enough to make it safe.



harryluhur
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Aug 28, 2009, 7:21 PM

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Dear Kirby,
You can use manganese greensand to treat the iron content before the water put in the pond.
Manganese greensand can be recycled using PP. Using aeration before filtering it using MG also can help.

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Harry Luhur
36 AQUATIC - Indonesia
Professional Pond Builder and Consultant

 
 
 



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