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  1. #11
    Sansai
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    That's a real problem living on an island with limited water.

    It's hard to see how dosing to 0.3% for your whole pond would be a problem for the island waste water system though.

    Here in UK we've had a very dry winter and many areas are heading for hosepipe bans, which could get difficult. So we'll have to start thinking about water conservation which with our rain levels hasn't normally been a big issue in the past.

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    Tosai
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    That's a real problem living on an island with limited water.
    I live in Mallorca, a small island in the Mediterranean, water is a problem in times of drought.
    Water is cheap, I can pay for water. It's just a matter of principle.

    It's hard to see how dosing to 0.3% for your whole pond would be a problem for the island waste water system though.
    The problem is I can not water my garden with the salt water.

    Here in UK we've had a very dry winter and many areas are heading for hosepipe bans, which could get difficult. So we'll have to start thinking about water conservation which with our rain levels hasn't normally been a big issue in the past.

    I think that in a future drinking water will become the most valuable asset.
    When this happens I do not think I pull 5000 liters of water for my fish just do not have itching.

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    Daihonmei MikeM's Avatar
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    If you treat the whole pond with a formalin/malachite green treatment intended for pond use, the water can be used for irrigation in the flower garden. (I would not use on a vegetable garden.) Nearly all the common parasites except flukes can be controlled with it.

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    Tosai
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    Thanks for the info.
    Malachite green seems like a good option. I can treat the entire pond and I can reuse the water for my lawn and flowering plants.
    I'll keep watching the Koi if they have more itching I will deal with malachite green.

    Can you recommend any treatment manual for malachite green?

    regards

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    Daihonmei MikeM's Avatar
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    Check koivet.com for lots of info on medications and treatments.

    There are products available with easy to use instructions, but I do not know what is available where you are. You probably would do best looking at websites of suppliers based in the UK, Germany or the Netherlands. These are major koi hobby areas and likely more accessible to you than U.S. suppliers.

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