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RainbowBridge 11-06-2008 06:59 PM

Water help
I have just moved to acreage that has an Artisan well. The entire property is supplied from this well. We have a "duck lake" at the centre and a Koi Pond near the house. Do I have to add "water conditioner" to this water. There are no filters on the water lines, and no filters on the taps. It has simply been considered to be pure for over 100 years. Tho' I have not been here THAT long.


kritas 11-06-2008 07:17 PM

Most definitely not!
If it is a natural pond, then leave it be, and admire its natural beauty. Nature tends to take care of itself better than we take care of it...

iamntbatman 11-06-2008 07:34 PM

You probably don't need to add a water conditioner, but it wouldn't hurt to test your water with a liquid test kit. It might have ammonia, nitrite or high nitrate in it that could be detrimental. If it does have ammonia in it, you should use a water conditioner that removes ammonia for any aquatic critters.

1077 11-07-2008 03:27 AM

Could also be metals in the water if ponds or wells are subject to run off. Using a product that removes possible contaminates is cheap insurance. Many things happen in Ponds , streams, and lakes that help deal with possibly harmful pollutants or chemicals that we cannot duplicate in a glass box of water.

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