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POND ESSENTIALS CHECKLIST

We at Hampton Roads Water Gardens encourage our patrons to keep certain treatments on hand.  Please review the following checklist.

     MEDICATIONS         MOST IMPORTANT

 

 

PRODUCT

USES

 

VANISH DECHLORINATOR

Required when adding ANY amount of city water to the pond.  Removes chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals. 

NOTE: Chloramines do not dissolve from water in 24 hours

 

ORGANICA

Adding Organica after initial pond start up OR after any filter cleaning is necessary.  Monthly application highly recommended for the best water clarity and beneficial bacteria balance.

 

MASTER POND TEST KIT

Helps maintain healthy water conditions by measuring the PH, Ammonia, Nitrite, and Phosphates levels.

 

POND SALT

Raises the electrolyte level in the water, improving gill function.  Promotes a heavier slime coat to protect against disease.  Interferes with some of the common parasitic life cycles.

 

 

 

 

MELAFIX

Healing agent for bacterial infections and tissue damage.

 

PIMAFIX

Healing agent for fungal infections.

 

BROAD SPECTRUM DISEASE TREATMENT

Malachite Green/Formalin treatment. Effective when used for:

·        Seasonal Preventative:  Highly recommend one time dose when water temperatures reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit (Spring startup)

·        Parasites (EXCLUDING: Anchor Worm and Fish Lice)

·        Widespread bacterial infections

·        Extensive fungal infections 

 

POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE

Medicine for Many Diseases. Also helps remove excess organics. 

POND ESSENTIALS CHECKLIST

                  WATER TREAMENTS

 

 

PRODUCT

USES

 

 

 

 

PH INCREASE

Any PH reading below 6.4 is concerning and 6.0 or less is deadly for fish and plants.  Adding PH increase will help raise PH to a comfortable 7.0-7.5

 

PH DECREASE

Fish and plants suffer with PH readings above 9.0.  PH decrease helps lower PH to 7.0-7.5

 

AMMO-LOCK

Ideally Ammonia reading is 0.  This product is a “short-term” solution to detoxify deadly ammonia when filter is not established. It can also be used in fish holding tanks during pond cleanings.

 

ACTIVATED CARBON

Use for removal of chemicals, medications, odors, and some discolorations.  Remains active for about 4 weeks. 

 

POND O2

Pond fish thrive in oxygen-rich waters and are not tolerant of low oxygen levels.  When power outages occur the fish suffer, especially in warm weather.  Adding O2 helps relieve the stress.

 

PHOSPHATE REMOVER

High phosphate levels can lead to water quality issues.  Levels between 2.0-5.0 are elevated, problems with clarity may be more prevalent with readings above 5.0   

 

STRESS COAT

Same as Vanish Dechlorinator.

 

DEFOAMER

Dissipates foam caused by pollen or spawning.

 

RAPID CLEAR

Flocculent that rapidly, but temporarily, clears organic cloudiness.

Hampton Roads Water Gardens
2033 W Pembroke Ave
Hampton, VA. 23661
(757) 722-2626

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Saturday 9am- 5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

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