Everyone knows that keeps any kind of fish, be it marine, freshwater, tropical, pond, or otherwise, know that chlorine in our tap water is a killer. Most in the hobby will spend inordinate sums of money of overly priced dechlorination solution, and nearly all the time, dose it incorrectly.
First of the good news. After reading this article you will save a fortune in dechlorination solution as well as learn how to dose your pond correctly. As well as, finding a permanent solution that will remove the need for a solution all together.
What Is Dechlorination Solution?
Quite simply, it is Sodium Triosulphate. Which is a safe, easy to use, impossible to overdose chemical, cheap and widely used. Crystallised Sodium Thiosulphate is very cheap, a kilo will probably cost you as much as a tiny bottle of normal dechlorination solution, but the kilo of Sodium Thiosulphate will last you 100 times longer if not more. Have you ever thought why they don’t put the ingredients on the label of these solutions? Simply because this is the only ingredient. There are many guides on how to use this chemical check out this one: How to Make Your Own Dechlorination Solution
You Are Dosing Wrong!
Many pond keepers are dosing dechlorination solution incorrectly. Mistakingly dosing for the water they are replacing, which is wrong. You should always dose for the entire volume of your pond, no matter how little water you are topping off with. Which makes the above method, even more of a reason to ditch the shop-bought varieties and make your own.
Need A Large Volume & Quicker Solution?
The above method works great and it’s always important to have that in your arsenal. Yet, there is another, more mechanical method, that simply means connecting a large chlorine filter and flow meter to your pond, when you want to make large water changes. For large water changes, I would recommend one of these: High Capacity Chlorine Filter and attach a flow meter to the end of it: Flow Meter – the above is exactly what I do and use and will save you money.