Chlorine/Chloromine testing


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Can anyone suggest a good kit to accurately test for chlorine/chlorimine levels?? Doesn't seem to be lot available on most pond supply sites. I know there are a lot of kits available for swimmking pools but I wonder if they would be anle to detect small levels that would be harmful to fish. I'm suspecting I may have a chlorimine problem and would like to test the water. Last time i checked with our water department they were using chlorine, but that was several years ago and I'm going to call them tomorrow to see if they are treating the water with chlorimine now. Some of my shubunkins and sarasa golfish are starting to get bulging eyes. All the other levels that I have tests for test perfectly. I've read where chlorimine levels can effect liver function in fish and if so this may be the cause for the eyes buldging? The fish are acting fine but I know something is not right. Any insight from the expert member would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Larry the only company I know that does multi test kits that take into consideration other sorts of test is by a German company called JBL:-

http://www.jbl.de/en/pond-products/detail/5904/jbl-testlab-koi

It is expensive to buy, as are the replacement kits , most water conditioners do both Chlorine and chloromine removal but I would say the best thing to buy to remove both is a water purifier unit :-


http://www.absolute-koi.com/cat23.html

We use one everytime we do a water change and we quite simply wouldnt be without one they treat thousands of gallons before you need to replace the cartridges I strongly recomend one to you my friend (y)
This way you wouldnt need these test kits :cool:.
Hope this helps you :)?

Dave
 
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Larry the only company I know that does multi test kits that take into consideration other sorts of test is by a German company called JBL:-

http://www.jbl.de/en/pond-products/detail/5904/jbl-testlab-koi

It is expensive to buy, as are the replacement kits , most water conditioners do both Chlorine and chloromine removal but I would say the best thing to buy to remove both is a water purifier unit :-


http://www.absolute-koi.com/cat23.html

We use one everytime we do a water change and we quite simply wouldnt be without one they treat thousands of gallons before you need to replace the cartridges I strongly recomend one to you my friend (y)
This way you wouldnt need these test kits :cool:.
Hope this helps you :)?

Dave
Thanks for the advise Dave..... I did check with my water company and they only use chlorine, not chloramine. I definitely will look into a water purification unit though.
 
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Thanks for the advise Dave..... I did check with my water company and they only use chlorine, not chloramine. I definitely will look into a water purification unit though.
Chloramine is made when ammonia is added to chlorine, so if there is ammonia in your pond and there is chlorine, there will also be chloramines
 
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