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Thread: add water conditioner when changer water

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    Fully agreed. We may not know the whole situation. Definitely call in the local KHAs.

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    khas what that mean?

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    Test your local tap water & see what is in it and call your local water provider as well. Unless you have a filtering system which removes chlorine, chloramines & heavy metals; I would abslolutely treat the tap water with a good conditioner. There are cost associated with good pond management. Your fish are in water and if the chlorine & other elements don't kill them today, the accumulation eventually will. I have had my fish for 32 yrs and still have many of my first fish, I still and always use Fritz Guard to treat my tap water. A pond is a serious commitment, be prepared and think ahead.

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    Hi B, long time no see!

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    Barbara's point is well taken....know your source water. Where we live there is no concern for heavy metals or other nasties in the water. So I do not have to bind out any metals or do anything but neutralize chlorine. Of course it never hurts to run any source water through a physical filter (ie spun polyester) and then a chemical filter (ie block of carbon) to minimize polution. You can get the water filters from a DIY store or many sites online. Since the filters do create a backpressure, consider putting two sets in parallel. Then you will not likely see a reduction if flow rate. Also you can change out one first set and still have the other set running with reduced flow. You want to conside putting a set on the supply to your house as well.
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    thanks for all info guy
    i'm not sure and know what it have in water, buti have 1 small tank inside house with 2 china gold fish using city water never add water conditioner, but it life..., but my koi fish it never try( 1000$ one fish), maybe all house filter it good idea to think ,may be cost 1000$ but use all life better than buy 50$ water conditioner a month

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    Just out of curiosity, what have you been using as a water conditioner?

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    that why i asking? and think better way to save $

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    What product do you use that you pay $50 per month.
    What is its name?

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