Cold water pond - just started

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  1. FreshWater

    FreshWater

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    Hi,

    I have just built about a 1000 liter pond (cold water). And currently I have several koi fish and gold fish, a few water plants and a couple of snails enjoying their new habitat.

    I am totally new to this and if anyone can help with the following it will be greatly appreciated.

    1. Are there filters available that remove chlorine from tap water? (I would like to install a ball valve to automatically top up my pond, but I need to get the chlorine out to do that).
    2. What species (other than koi or goldfish) can survive in an outdoor cold water pond?
    I was hoping to get some leads on:
    a) Different kinds of snails
    b) Shrimp (are there any fresh water shrimp that is legally allowed)?
    c) Fresh water clams
    d) Fresh water crabs?
    e) Any bottom feeders?
    (I am looking for a cleaning crew!)

    Thanks!
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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  4. coswecanfly

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    No offence but Bathwater? Really? MASA- MARINE aquariums South Africa if I'm not mistaken... :thumbup: follow Dallasg's advice...
     
  5. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I love it when people start off with no offence :tt2:

    For chlorine filter speak to Marko aka The Waterboy (contact details are in the sponsors section)

    But yes there is more knowledge on our sister site TASA like dallas has recomended
     
  6. Seabass

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    Can't resist, is this a April's fool joke :). Now if you said 1000lt marine pond most of us could help, but FW, no sorry cant even direct you to a FW site. Maybe just convert to marine now. Welcome to MASA.
     
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    no offence, usually means offence is on the way lol
     
  8. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thats why i love it when people say it :whistling:
     
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