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    Detailed Water Testing

    Hello Everyone ,

    Can anybody recommend somewhere that can carry out tests of my pond water for toxic substances , metals ect .

    Ive posted previously about issues with my koi being lethagic , not eating , flashing ect .

    Ive done lots of scrapes and found nothing and tested all the perameters I can

    This issue has been going on for over a year , the fish outwardly look ok with no ulcers , or fin rot ,ect , just one or two looking a litle pink .

    I`m now going to try and look at the possibilty of toxicity either from my trickle - in , or as a result of materials used during construction .

    I`m also going to carry out a 50% water change over the next few days , to see what difference it makes .

    Any help and advice much appreciated .


    Colin

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    Hi Colin, I had a lot of problems with my pond and just getting over with it,Paddy kindly came up to mine to check things with his Hanna testing kit.

    We find parasites and I was amazed we found chlorine in the pond, I said to Paddy I allways use loads of sodium thio mixed freshly every time.
    Paddy had some of his own s/t so we put that in and carried on scraping fish.

    We then checked again for chlorine and it was zero,so we thought maybe a bad batch of s/t or they were putting in loads of chlorine in the supply.

    Just a thought Colin and maybe not that.
    John

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    i don't know any Uk labs that do that kind of work,
    the only person i've heard mention it is Ricky and i believe he uses a company in germany.
    most likely connected with Jos Derks...?

    if you strongly suspect toxins you could try LFH pond detox formula?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Hi Colin, I had a lot of problems with my pond and just getting over with it,Paddy kindly came up to mine to check things with his Hanna testing kit.

    We find parasites and I was amazed we found chlorine in the pond, I said to Paddy I allways use loads of sodium thio mixed freshly every time.
    Paddy had some of his own s/t so we put that in and carried on scraping fish.

    We then checked again for chlorine and it was zero,so we thought maybe a bad batch of s/t or they were putting in loads of chlorine in the supply.

    Just a thought Colin and maybe not that.
    Thanks John . Sorry to hear you`ve had problems . Looks like your getting on top of it , so that`s good .
    Looking at the fish , you`de think parasites , but cant find anything . Again with the chlorine , Ive checked using a hanna tester and also DPD tablets . I do occasionaly get something passing through the big blue , but the pond always reads zero . Will keep checking , though !
    Colin

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    i don't know any Uk labs that do that kind of work,
    the only person i've heard mention it is Ricky and i believe he uses a company in germany.
    most likely connected with Jos Derks...?

    if you strongly suspect toxins you could try LFH pond detox formula?
    Cheers Dave . Ive been speaking to a chap who`s an expert in Aquarium fish . He recommended a couple of places that do it . One was a company called ZLEMENTS . Think the`yre in Peterborough . They do a test called an ICP-OES test for trace elements of metals ect . I need to speak to them , but I think you buy a kit with test tubes and labels ect and send them the sample . I`ll let you know more , once Ive contacted them .
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