First water test on pond

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    CSMcMullen1

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    I know going to the big box store is generally a bad idea. My lfs kinda rubbed me the wrong way so I got my water tested at the big store. I will post the results here. Is it safe for gold fish
     

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    Hi CSMcMullen,
    According to those test results your KH is low.
    Adding baking soda will raise your KH and PH.
    What is the water volume of your pond?
     
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    I haven't figured the volume out yet. I will get that done very soon.
    As far as adding stuff to pond well that may be a waste. The pond constantly gets new water. Unless there is something that would dissolve over time
     
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    Ah, ok, I just had a look at your pond setup.
    If it's being fed from an underground spring, you might also want to test for phosphates.
    You don't want to be dealing with a constant nuisance algae problem.
    The PH value is low for goldfish so they may wind up having health issues.
    Perhaps after your pond flushes itself out after a while the PH could slowly rise.
     
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