All Fish Dead Today

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    Before coming to work I checked on pond and found all fish floating. Not one fish was alive, have not tested the water yet, will do when I get home. Water today had a slight brown tint. Yesterday I potted up a bare root Canna, I used a organic potting soil I just notice the bag has water control. I will not be able to test water till tonight today is hitting close to 90, will test result still be good ? I feel terrible about my fish, I still have the feeder in 10 gallon.
     
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    Oh no ! Did you remove the dead fish from the pond? I can't imagine a small amount of organic potting soil with water control would be the culprit.
     
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    @Nyboy sorry for your loss bud :(
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    The organic part sounds fine but the moisture control isn't something found in nature. MSDS doesn't say much other than do not dispose of in waterways, drainage's.. I posted the link, to it, Miracle grow also manufactures the products sold in walmart.
     

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    Thank you there is a warning on bag not to swallow or get in cuts. Almost everything has that warning so people don't sue. I am feeling very guilty today
     
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    I did remove fish but not sure how long they where floating
     
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    Gardening forum I belong to said organic soil is very high in nitrogen
     
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    Did just a little soil get in the pond, or did you fill a planter and sink it in the pond?
     
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    Most sorry to hear about your loss @Nyboy . I know how hard you work at your pond from your postings.
     
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    I filled a planter whole pot is under water. I also added 3 5 gallon buckets of water used a new bottle of stresscoat to treat water. I am batting a 100 today glass tubes are not in water kit, I have no idea where I put them.
     
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    Oh, no, sorry! I hate to hear this, sometimes it's the things we don't expect that can be our downfall. Whatever you do, learn from this and don't give up! As soon as you know the results of your water tests, let us know -- remember to give us the numbers!
     
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    I can not find test tubes, but I do have 3cc syringes for my dog. Any one know how many cc or ML water should be used in test ?
     
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    5 ml for the API tests. So sorry
     
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    Now I'm worried since I just put 3 canna lilies in my bog. Left the dirt and just put them in.
     
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    Water has a tint to it not there before. 5 ml= 1/2 cc right
     
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    I'm surprised the soil did this, will follow with interest.
     
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    Unless it was enhanced, enriched, whatever......
     
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    API Master test PH 7.4 Ammonia 0-.25 ( color closer to zero) nitrite .50-1.0 nitrate 0
     
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    The word organic can give a false sense of safety. Can the new bottle of stress coat be bad ? Would less then 15 gallons of city water kill whole pond ? Pond water now color of very diluted urine, the yard is fenced in , so pretty sure nothing was dumped in. feeling very guilty going crawl in bed. Will check here tomorrow. Thank you for your help
     
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    Sorry for your loss...as many have said it is frustrating and sorrowing to lose fish but best to do is to learn from it. I would have to guess many have had simialr issues of losing fish.I know I had a loss last year when I lost half my rosie reds after a water change with too much clorine in my water.
     
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