TetraPond Barley & Peat Extract Pond Water Conditioner
Mixed results - not fully satisfied
Tried it on 5 different tanks/ponds. More effective on smaller tanks than larger. Very effective on my indoor aquariums (5 gal or smaller). Good on my two smaller fountains / ponds (> 20 gal). Results usually seen within 36 hours. No effect on my 50 gallon patio pond. Have tried as directed (one application per week). Have tried doubling the dose. Have tried increasing frequency of dosing to 2x's wk. Even completely drained and replaced with aged water including reco'd dose. Still greenish and cloudy. I have good filtration with a strong submersible pump that provides more than adequate circulation. Local temps during this time range from 40 to 70 degrees. Some sun followed by days of cloudiness. Hardly the kind of exposure that would normally foster high algae growth. Stumped as to why it works so well on smaller indoor and outdoor tanks but not on a 50 gal pond.
December 21, 2012
I was hoping the Peat Extract in this would help to lower my pH but I haven't noticed a real drop in the pH thus far and I've used this on and off for a year or so now. This is a lot of product so you get your moneys worth, my fish don't seem at all phased by this but healthy and happy as usual. If you use too much of this it can turn your water yellow/blackwater. I use about 5ml (half a capful) and my 10gal remains clear.
July 30, 2011