Help! My landscaper accidently knocked a hose off my pond pump and
emptied 3/4 of the water. When I arrived home my fish were in a foot
of water, alive & swimming but I had to add water back late, last
night immediatley, about 1,000 gallons. I didn't have any
dechlorinator. Today I saw them swimming, water very murky but
considering the cool weather they should be lower in depth. The frogs
were above as well. Should I still attempt to purchase a dechlorinator
in the morning or is it too late? Have to test ph tomorrw as well. I
live in Morristown, NJ, temp is about 55 degrees right now. Have about
50 comets and 2 small koi.
===============================Before you do anything turn on all the pumps to help degas the chlorine in
the water - then try and get some dechlor PRONTO! I would not have waited
but gone and bought some early this morning.
Rather uneducated advice, but we've come to expect that from you, Carol.
If the water utility uses chloramines, running the pumps would not assist in
lowering the chlorine levels.
If the water utility uses dissolved chlorine gas, then by the time the
original poster read your response, the chlorine would have dissipated
Additionally if the chlorine/chloramines levels were high enough to be
harmful, the damage would have already been done before the poster could
have added a dechlorinator 12 - 24 hours later.
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