RE: [gardeners] Re total pond disaster

Matt Trahan (
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 10:05:10 -0500

>Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 17:48:24 -0500
>From: Myra Amler <>
>Subject: RE: [gardeners] Re total pond disaster
>Hi Matt,
>Thanks for the advice.  I refilled the pond on Friday at about 6:00 p.m.  I 
>turned the waterfall back on Saturday morning.  At about 5:00 p.m. I add a 
>dechlorinator to the pond.  It claimed to get rid of all the nasties in my 
>city water.  At 7:00 p.m. I released the fish back into the pond.  I took 
>the temp of the tub water and the pond water and they were within a degree 
>of being the same temperature.  The fish seem to be just fine.  Would it be 
>too late to go ahead and dose the pond with Stresscoat?  Don't want to 
>aggravate the situation!
>Myra Amler
>"Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?" Unknown

Hi Myra,
 Glad they are doing good.
 If you have already bought it, go ahead and add the stresscoat according
to the directions, or maybe at about half the recommended dose. Using
StressCoat is like people using echinacia(sp?) for colds, etc. It's great
stuff, but a little on the expensive side.
 If your fish are all doing good at this point, you should be able to stop
worrying. The water temp for the transfer was as good as you can get it!
(I'm happy with a 5-7 degree difference when I'm floating them)
 I was mostly concerned about your city using chloramines instead of simple
chlorine. They are great for keeping drinking water healthy for people, but
a real problem to remove in an emergency pond situation.

Best of luck with your fish
Matt Trahan  <> or <>
USDA zone 8, AHS heat zone 7, Sunset zone 31, northeastern N.C.