Security Seals
Navigate:  StoreFront / Water Garden & Pond Products / Water Treatments - Diagnostic Chart w/ Treatments / Pond Start-Up Treatments
Product   SKU   Description   Price    
Aquascape Pond Detoxifier Liquid for Water Garden & Pond Start-up Treatment
In Stock
Pond Detoxifier Makes Tap Water Safe for Fish and Plants instantly!
$15.98
$12.78
Price Details
Select Options

Aquascape EcoSystems EcoStarter Liquid Water Garden & Pond Start-up Treatment
In Stock
EcoStarter Liquid Liquid Fast acting Dechlorinator for Ponds & Water Gardens
$13.99 Price Details
Select Options

Aquascape Pond Maintenance Kit for Water Gardens & Ponds
98952 The Aquascape Pond Maintenance Kit comes complete with everything needed for a clean, clear and healthy pond during the year.
$109.98
$87.98
- + Add To Cart

Aquascape -Water Treatment Starter Kit for Water Garden & Pond Use
In Stock
29327 Aquascape's core group of pond water treatment products
$79.98
- + Add To Cart

Aquascape Pond Floating Feeding Thermometer for Water Gardens & Ponds
In Stock
98222 Use for Seasonal Fish Food Selection by the easy to read color-code temperature scale.
$9.89
- + Add To Cart

Tetra Pond Floating Feeding Thermometer for Water Gardens & Ponds
In Stock
T16573 Use for Seasonal Fish Food Selection by the easy to read color-code temperature scale.
$9.89
- + Add To Cart

Aquascape's Pond Owners Manual For Water Garden & Pond Lovers
In Stock
Owners Manual Aquascape's Pond Owners Manual - Free .pdf Download
$3.99
- + Add To Cart

Water Garden & Pond Startup Products

 

Pond Detoxifier makes tap water into safe pond water.  Because tap water, including well water, often contains chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals, that if left untreated can cause damage to the pond ecosystem

EcoStarter™ Dry instantly neutralizes chlorine to prepare tap water. Phosphate and Nitrate free. Professional quality, returns water to a natural state. Ecologically responsible.

EcoStarter™ Packet with Bacteria helps you get the pond started the right way. Two water soluble packages contain a blend of AquaClearer™ Extreme Dry bacteria and enzymes along with Eco Starter™ Dry dechlorinator.

Water Treatment Starter Kit is great for introducing Aquascape’s core group of water treatment products. Includes AquaClearer™ Extreme Dry 4.6 oz., S.A.B.™ Extreme 8.8 oz., EcoBlast™ 8.8 oz., EcoStarter Liquid 8 oz., and EcoTabs™ 12 count.


Understand the Dangers of Chlorine in Fish Ponds

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

By Rick Bartel


Pond owners and service providers have argued the validity of watching the level of chlorine in 
ponds and whether those chlorine levels are harmful to the aquatic life in a pond. Some report performing partial water changes without treating the tap water to remove chlorine. This devastating error can create untold issues.

Even when koi and other pond fish show no apparent ill effects from untreated water, it doesn't mean the chlorine isn't stressing or harming them. The amount of harmful damage depends on many factors.

To clear the air a bit, here are some fundamental scientific facts about chlorine and pond fish, dragonfly larvae, frogs, tadpoles and other aquatic life often present in pond systems:

  • Concentrated levels of chlorine kill fish and other aquatic life-forms.
  • Chlorine is an oxidizer, which removes the necessary slime coat from koi and other pond fish, causing stress and stress-related illnesses.
  • Chlorine damages the gill structure in koi and other pond fish, causing serious long-term issues and making it difficult for the fish to breath.
  • As the pond's pH levels go down, chlorine becomes more toxic.
  • The presence of phenols, a toxic organic chemical found in some types of organic wastes, can combine with chlorine to become extremely toxic.
  • Chlorine is relatively unstable in water, escaping to the atmosphere on its own. Water left sitting with adequate water circulation will be chlorine-free 24 hours or less.
  • Sodium thiosulfate easily neutralizes chlorine.
  • When exposed to high levels of chlorine, koi and other pond fish show signs of irritation, such as swimming erratically or attempting to leave the water.

At lower levels, chlorine is not necessarily life-threatening to koi and other pond fish, but it still can harm them. Affected fish might exhibit fast gill beats and gasp at the water surface to get enough oxygen into their tissues. These symptoms easily can be mistaken for low-oxygen problems, gill parasites or another gill disease, when raw tap water might be to blame.

Here are example chlorine levels and what they can do to pond fish:

.006 mg/L will kill fish fry in about two days.
.003 mg/L will kill insect larvae, such as dragonflies.
.002 mg/L will fatally damage the sensitive skin on tadpoles, frogs, salamanders and other amphibians.
.01 mg/L is the maximum level that experts say adult fish can tolerate.
.25 mg/L is the level at which only the hardiest koi or other pond fish can survive.
.37 mg/L is the level at which all pond fish will die.

If you suspect chlorine damage to pond fish, increase aeration in the pond for a few days. This improves their chances of recovery.

The answer and proper solution to this issue is to use a water treatment chemical. They typically cost pennies per use and safely remove chlorine and chloramines. Read the label to ensure you purchase and use the right product for your needs.

Note:
One problem with water treatment facilities using chlorine to treat water is that it breaks down relatively quickly. Another concern with the use of chlorine is that it can combine with certain organics (that might be present in your water) forming trihalomethanes, a family of carcinogens.

Consequently, many water companies have switched from using chlorine to using chloramine. Chloramine is a compound containing both chlorine and ammonia. It is much more stable than chlorine, but it poses a significant headache for pond enthusiasts. Chlorine-neutralizing chemicals, such as sodium thiosulfate, only neutralize the chlorine portion of the chloramine, neglecting an even bigger problem: deadly ammonia. The consequences can be devastating to koi and other pond fish. A pond's biological filter eventually will convert the ammonia to nitrate, but the time it takes might be longer than the fish can tolerate. Also, the initial presence of the chlorine might have irreparablly damaged to the biological filter, rendering it useless.

Calculations for Water Volume of Ponds , Streams & Waterfalls

Pond Water Volume

(Length x Width x Average Depth) x 7.48 = Water Volume of Pond in gallons

1 cubic ft. = 7.48 gallons of water

Example:  Pond Measures:  11’L x16’W x 2’AD

(11'L x 16'W x 2'AD) x 7.48 = 2,634 Gallons of water

(The addition of rocks and gravel will lessen the actual water volume beacuse of displacement)

 

Water Volume in a Stream

(Length x Width x Depth) x 7.78 = Water Volume of Stream in Gallons

Example: Stream Measures: 15'L x 3'W x 2"D

First Calculate Depth in feet not inches: 1" = 0.12'  so ... 2"D = 0.24'D

(15'L x 3"W x 0.24'D) x 7.48 = 81 Gallons of Water

 

Water Volume in Waterfalls = Same as Streams        

 

Use these formulas to help calculate how much product to purchase & use.  Always read and follow the individual product's label instructions)


203-287-0636
Returning Customer?
Privacy Policy Shipping Policy Return Policy
Shopping Cart
 

The Shopping Cart is currently empty

Currency: United States Dollar (USD) Change Currency
eCommerce Platform by Nexternal

Security Seals To add items to the shopping cart, your browser must be allowed to accept cookies. This is a htpps:// site meaning it is 100% secure. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information. Thank You! __________________________________________ **IMPORTANT INFO** __________________________________________ If you have choosen USPS "PARCEL POST" as your shipping method, we are unable to track your package until the Delivery Confirmation" label is scanned after the package is delivered. We have also found that the "delivery time" estimate for PARCEL POST is off by 3-5 business days. (Monday - Friday). If you need your products quickly and the UPS option is not available, USPS "PRIORITY MAIL" is your fastest option. It will be 1-3 days to anywhere in the country. ___________________________________________ If your order is being shipped outside of the USA & the shipping costs = $0.00, we will contact you the exact shipping charges and duties for your order. ___________________________________________ You have read & agree to our Shipping Policy (above the orange "Shopping Cart" bar) ___________________________________________